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Safety Protocol and a New “Normal”

Safety Protocol and a New “Normal”

Today, we re-open our gym doors after closing them on March 19th. As much as we are excited, we are also nervous. The safety of our staff, our members, and our own family is very important to us. We will do everything we can to ensure your safety while you are at the...

Pick It Up, Put It Down

Pick It Up, Put It Down

We are getting back to the gym soon, so it’s time to talk about good old fashioned barbells and weightlifting. However, instead of crushing a heavy new personal record, this is geared more towards the etiquette and safety of working around barbells and weights. Done...

Training Versus Competing

Training Versus Competing

If you’ve committed your time and money to CrossFit, you clearly have some goals of improving your fitness. We all have that in common here, and it’s truly fun to be around a group of people like that several times per week. Others have little interest in competing...

Mechanics, Consistency, Intensity

Mechanics, Consistency, Intensity

Obviously, we all love CrossFit and can agree that when done appropriately, we see some impressive results. We know that intensity is the magic behind it’s effectiveness, so naturally we try to hit each workout as hard as possible. In my experience, sometimes I feel...

No Chalk – NOW WHAT!?!?

No Chalk – NOW WHAT!?!?

As part of our new safety standards and protocols, we have eliminated the use of chalk at the gym. The chalk bucket is the perfect place for germs to live as we all put our sweaty hands in there. We aren't able to let you being your own personal use chalk either,...

Let’s Talk About MURPH!

Let’s Talk About MURPH!

Our Annual Memorial Day Murph Workout and After Party is one of my favorite events every year! I am sad that we can't all do it together in person this year. BUT, we can all still do it together virtually! Before we do that though, we need to talk a little bit about...

Tight Lower Back

Tight Lower Back

Every so often my lower back gets tight. Sometimes it’s sore from CrossFit, and sometimes it hurts from sitting down for too long, like in an airplane or at my desk. It’s uncomfortable and I like to get rid of it as quickly as I can. I used to just lay on a foam...

Just Breathe…

Just Breathe…

You’ve undoubtedly heard your Coach say things like “take a big brace breath” or “breathe in your nose, out your mouth.” This is not some New Age guru-esque attempt at getting you to channel your inner fire breather or spirit animal; breath work is integral in tons of...

Physiologically More Badass

Physiologically More Badass

It’s definitely fun to see ourselves get a little stronger and look better naked. It’s also super cool to be able to hike up mountains, do obstacle course races, and never need more than one trip to take in groceries. A lot of us probably use a combination of these...

Sitting Survival

Sitting Survival

We all know too much sitting is bad. I mentioned the idea of avoiding optional sitting yesterday, and now I want to talk more about surviving those mandatory sitting situations like plane rides and car trips (because we WILL get to do those things again soon!) First,...

Mobility for Office Warriors

Mobility for Office Warriors

This article goes out to all of you doing amazing and important work out there who happen to do a majority of that work at a desk. We all know the stereotype of the person in their office leaning over a keyboard with a hunched back and shoulders rolled forward. They...

Drinkercising*

Drinkercising*

Wisconsin loves beer. Cheese too of course, but definitely beer. Most of us like our Happy Hours, and you've been around long enough to know Recursive likes to party once in awhile. But, is it a bad idea to have drinks after a workout? (I specifically mean...

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