Open Gym

Open Gym is now a reality! A number of you asked for some Open Gym time, we delivered. What is Open Gym for? -Working on barbell technique. Knowingly or unknowingly, you all want a better Snatch, Clean & Jerk, Squat, Press, Deadlift and all their variations. The more effcient you are with these movements, the…

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What’s Your Frequency?

Kathy and Tom have been CrossFitting for about 8 months now, but until our move, they weren’t coming all that often. Recently, they decided to make a change and to increase the frequency of their training. And boy is it paying off! The two of them are moving more quickly, more smoothly, and more accurately…

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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…

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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…

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Push Jerk

Great video that shows the differences between the Press, Push Press, and Push Jerk.

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…

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“Over the line! Mark it zero dude”

Sometimes we get a tad carried away with competition. A little friendly competition never hurt anyone. In fact, it probably helped you accelerate past what you would have accomplished working out alone. But there’s been some unhealthy competition brewing for awhile now. Throwing form by the wayside and risking injury in order to attain the…

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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…

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