Training Advice

The best athletes learn from a variety of sources. They read books, articles, watch videos, go to training camps and soak up everything they can to become better athletes. Below are some of our favorite resources to help you become the best athlete possible.

The Masters Division Articles

Pacers vs. Yard Sticks

Are your training buddies pacers or yard sticks? What's a pacer? In a foot race, a pacer is a runner who will set the pace for a group of runners who have to the goal of finishing each mile of the race within a certain range of time. So suppose you average an 8:30 mile, you would find a pacer that is assigned to the 8:00-9:00 minute per mile group. As long as you keep ...

The 2018 Open is Over: Reflection time

“Typically the worlds best athletes are minimalists when it comes to their training. They work hard and fast with few exercises. They master the fundamentals and work with them for years. This is the secret that no one wants to hear.”- Greg Glassman, Founder of CrossFit For many of us, 18.5 marks the end of our competitive season. Yes, there are local competitions. But the CrossFit Open gives us a signpost to see how our ...

Get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

People hate the Assault Bike. They just do.  But if you want to build an engine you have to get use to doing monostructural movements like running, rowing and/or the assault bike. Even though the most people view the Assault Bike as the devil's torture device, if you make Assault Bike workouts or intervals a regular part of your training, you will build up your engine (or cardiovascular endurance) and subsequently last longer on workouts, ...

2018 Crossfit Open Advice

I had the honor of contributing some advice for the upcoming 2018 CrossFit Open. The article is from the Woding Gear Store. Preview: What advice would you give to someone who is doing the Crossfit Open for the 1st time? When you do the Crossfit Open for the first time, you should have fun. Most CrossFit community will host Friday Night Lights or do some special event that brings the community together. People talk ...

The CrossFit Contradiction

On any given Monday at my box, I sit at the front desk and greet people who come in for our CrossFit 101 class or people who just decided to come by and see what "this CrossFit thing is all about". Among the list of things that I tell them about CrossFit is that we are class based, meaning, there are scheduled classes throughout the day with a programmed workout, led by a coach. Everyone ...

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