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Monday, May 14, 2018

Strength: 3 Sets of Back Squat Clusters 4.4.4 WOD: 10 Rounds For Time 1 Snatch (Heavy) 3/2 Bar or Ring Muscle Ups Purpose of the Workout: Since It is Monday, we are back at getting stronger in our back squat. We are going to be using the ‘cluster’ format today to...

Unnecessary Accessories

A CrossFit membership isn't cheap. But they good news is that you don't really need a lot of extra gear after that to get the most out of your time at the gym and your workouts! People often ask me what they all need to "fit in" at the gym. My answer is not much! As a...

When Should You Use a Hook Grip?

When I first started CrossFit and was initially introduced to the hook grip, I was skeptical. Not really because I didn't believe in it or think that it wasn't useful, but because it was new and it was so darn uncomfortable! What is the Hook Grip? When you place your...

The Value of High Skill Movements

I CrossFit to stay out of a nursing home as long as possible. I don't do it to win competitions, I don't even really like competing to be honest. Those aren't my goals. And even though I have little desire, and certainly feel like I will never master some of the...

What To Do During Open Gym

There's definitely a wrong way and a right way to spend your time at Open Gym. Take care to make sure you are supplementing your regular workouts and training, and not over-doing it. More is not better. Choose quality over quantity to be sure to stay healthy and...

The Value of Hard Work

You've heard the story of Michael Jordan getting cut from his middle school basketball team. If he hadn't been cut, he would have never had the desire and the drive to work hard. He would have never become the amazing athlete that he was. The same is true at the gym....

Why We Don’t Use Bands to Scale Bodyweight Movements

I have been CrossFitting for many years (I just had to go look it up...since 2011 actually.) In that time I have been to a lot of different gyms. When I first started it was pretty standard to use bands for assistance with bodyweight movements like pull ups and ring...

Preparing (Mentally and Physically) for a One Rep Max

The end of the month is almost here so it is time for us to test a few one rep max efforts. These days of new personal records and ringing the PR bell are some of my favorite! I often get asked about how to prepare for a new max effort. I also see a lot of people in...

Why We Make Bad Decisions

We live in the free market. That means an abundance of choice. It also means we often choose the wrong thing: we choose cookies over broccoli, parties over sleep, cute shoes over snow boots. Especially on Friday nights, we choose “comfort foods” and Netflix. We KNOW...

Customized Nutrition Coaching Program – Rachel Cassidy

I had such a wonderful experience working with Nikole and the Nutrition Program through CrossFit Recursive, and owe my current state to it! I sought out the Nutrition Program at Recursive because I had fallen off the horse - the healthy-eating, wellness horse, that...

28 Day Nutrition Challenge – Todd Kinsman

The 28 Day challenge was a much needed reset when I felt like my relationship with food was becoming unhealthy, not atypical for the holiday season. I know how to be healthy and what that looks like; however, it’s hard to do when life gets busy and there’s no one but...

PVC Warm Up

Start with the basics. Become virtuous. Learn to move well with a 6 oz. PVC pipe before you throw hundreds of pounds overhead. Every day you come to the gym, we will do our PVC Warm Up Drills to help get you warmed up and moving. Pass Throughs Reverse Pass Throughs...

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