Month: January 2010

Take Advantage

If I weren’t working next Sunday I would be at Tamalpias CrossFit for their Grand Opening party. Here’s what’s on tap… Schedule of events: 9:00 Doors Open/Sign in 9:30-Kelly Starrett Mobility and Recovery Lecture Coach Kelly Starrett founded San Francisco CrossFit in 2005 with his wife Juliet. Kelly received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in…

Air Squats have feelings too.

There’s a tendency to get lax with air squats. Some people view air squats as something unnecessary of their full attention. They let the chest fall, the knees come in, the heels come up…who cares, it’s not weighted. DEAD WRONG The Air Squat is your foundation. Nearly every movement you execute is a derivative of…

The Deadlift

Crossfit is comprised of functional movements. What qualifies a movement to be considered “functional” is it’s real world application. The deadlift is damn functional, but why it is may not be your first guess. Yes, we do pick up stuff from the ground on a daily basis and it would behoove you to know how…

Good Calories, Bad Calories

A clip from the documentary, Fat Head: Ready to start eating a diet rich in protein, vegetables, and good fat, but don’t know how you’re going to give up that bread, pasta, and dessert? The Food Renegade has an excellent post on taking the leap. Read up. For those of you in our midst that…

Roasted Brussels

If you shudder in horror when you think of brussels sprouts, then you were probably served them boiled. They had an olive-colored tone to them, right? That’s a shame. Brussels sprouts are actually delicious when not boiled. Members of the brassica family, they’re related to broccoli, kale, cauliflower, and collards. Even though we can grow…