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Training Around Injuries

Training Around Injuries

This may be a very controversial subject depending on who you talk to.  Let me caveat this blog but first saying, never go against your doctors orders and always listen to your body.  One of the problems with any sport is that injuries happen.  There really is

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Rest days; And Why You Need Them

Rest days; And Why You Need Them

     Ah, the elusive “rest day” talk.  Everyone knows they need rest days, but why do we need them?  When should we take them?  Are you taking too much rest?  These are all questions I am often asked.  All too often we see athletes go from

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Competition Programming; Are You Really Benefitting?

Competition Programming; Are You Really Benefitting?

    This is an article I have been wanting to write for a long time.  Over my years of doing CrossFit I have tried various strength and metabolic conditioning programs.  Some have greatly influenced how I do my own programming.  Many of the authors of these

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Nutrinformation 9 November 2018

Nutrinformation 9 November 2018

Hello again DCL! Hope you’ve had a great week in this tornado-laden tundra. Rather than burdening you with boisterous and bountiful bundles of choice vocabulary, let’s share a reminder of what CrossFit considers the basis for healthy eating for wellness and performance. Combining constantly-varied, functional movements done

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The Metabolic Pathways; Are you Missing the Point?

The Metabolic Pathways; Are you Missing the Point?

Before CrossFit was even a thing, Greg Glassman was writing blog articles describing his theories on fitness.   In his original article titled What is Fitness, Glassman describes four fitness models.  They are:  The 10 General Fitness Skills The Hopper The Sickness, Wellness, Fitness Continuum The Metabolic

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Functional Recipes (Coffee & Dessert)

Functional Recipes (Coffee & Dessert)

BLUF: Still cut the sugar, but enjoy your autumn!     Autumn usually brings to mind familiar things, like falling leaves, cooler weather, PSLs, and Rob and I finally wearing shirts (jk). For others, it’s a time to splurge on candy and… more PSLs. We all want

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DCL Nutriformation Meal Idea

DCL Nutriformation Meal Idea

Morning Zone/Paleo Smoothie This simple smoothie can be mixed up and quickly chugged for a balanced burst of Paleo/Zone energy to start your day; it’s great for those of us who don’t prefer giant breakfasts, or those of us who simply find ourselves continuously rushing out the

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The Process

“Find your weaknesses, make friends with them, then beat them to death”      This is one of my favorite quotes.  Weaknesses are building blocks to our lives.  Every weakness defeated is one step closer to our goals.  That goal can be anything from a 700# back

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Training against the Whiteboard

I can’t believe it has taken me this long to write a blog on this topic: the mentality of many CrossFit athletes.  I am not attacking the sport aspect of CrossFit, this is my sport after all.  Too often, however, we see athletes that will sacrifice everything

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