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The Open: A Learning Tool

The 2017 CrossFit Games Open came and went.  For many of us, the open is the last stop in the CrossFit Games season because only an elite few qualify for regionals. The open is definitely a means to find a select few to advance to the next step but it can also be used as a learning tool. You performed some tough workouts for 5 weeks in a row, why not learn from them?

 

State of Strong

Care | Educate | Inspire - These are the pillars upon which everything else is built.

Care - Our fam-uh-lee can find steel barbells, rubber plates, and other equipment at almost any fitness facility; but what they will not find is a team that genuinely cares about them and their goals.

Educate - We are here to educate our fam-uh-lee and ourselves. Our doors will be open to the entire community to create a center of excellence to learn and contribute, Strong will be an environment that other trainers, coaches and friends will want to be a part of to be educated and receive top level training.  The standard of excellence demanded of each of us will have no limits.

Inspire - Anyone can say a bunch of words that are designed to inspire. This letter is full of words that are meaningless without action, conviction, and trust.  Our actions in our personal life, conviction in our training and work,  and the trust developed in our relationships will inspire each other and our fam-uh-lead a healthier lifestyle.

Tips On Keeping Those Resolutions

There is something about the new year that makes us want to better ourselves, or as they say, “New year, New me.” Many of us see this as a time to start over or to start fresh.

Did you know that about 92% of New Year’s Resolutions fail? That means that only 8% of those who make New Year’s resolutions are actually successful. How can you be apart of that successful 8%?

CUT THE CRAP

New year, new you. We've heard it all before and will probably hear it again next year. The new year is a great time to make changes or improve your life and from experience I know that it can be tough. I've been around the fitness industry for a large part of my adult life and have experienced the buzz of excitement that sorrounds the beginning of the year many times. I have also seen that period of excitement gradually die down as time passes. I'm sure many of you guys have seen or experience the same thing and I am here to tell you that it does not have to be that way.

Strong Strength

Strong Strength Program

Redundant name? Yes. But can you ever be too strong? NO! Well the true answer to that depends on your goal. The goal of this program is to make an individual’s one repetition maxes go up as well as to make a barbell in a CrossFit wod seem light. Not if, but when we get you stronger, the barbell will stay in your hands longer causing your times to go down and you get more fit. So whether you are a CrossFitter who realizes that “strength” is your “weakness” or you realize that push pull and press just makes you happy this program is for you.

Let Me Introduce Myself

I am originally from Edmonds, a seaside town in the state of Washington. I played very rec-league, bunch ball soccer as a kiddo. My performance was fueled and bribed with ice cream and I never starved. Finding CrossFit in 2007, attending my first CrossFit Level 1 Seminar in 2008 and then getting on CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff in 2009, I started competing for health and sport instead of treats.

2 Hydrogens + an Oxygen

Often times we get caught up in wanting the newest, latest way to supplement and forget or neglect some of the most basic and essential components to attain optimal health. In one of my earlier blogs I discussed the importance of sleep (I hope you all are getting adequate zzZzz) but today I want to stress the significance of drinking water or staying hydrated. As you may have heard our bodies are composed 75% of water, so you can only imagine how important it is for all of our bodily functions.

To Scale, Or Not To Scale

 

Scaling is one of the reasons CrossFit has become so popular. The universal scalability of CrossFit workouts makes CrossFit something that anyone can do. This creates more possibilities for beginners, children, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities or injuries and even CrossFit Games athletes. So why does scaling have a negative connotation? It’s simple. Scaling is misunderstood.

 

Naughty or Nice. Give a gift. Get a lift.

CrossFit Strong is excited to announce that we are partnering with Dallas Children's Hospital of Dallas and Plano this holiday season. We are using the http://naughtyornice.events as a framework to support this partnership. Naughty or Nice is a worldwide service project with one goal, serve those in our local community.

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