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Strength Versus Cardio

Written by Emily Rulli Which do you find yourself saying more often: “man I really need to get my strength up, it is killing my workouts!!” or “man I really need to work on my cardio, I am gassed during my workouts!!”  Take a moment and ask yourself: 1. WHY am I saying this? And […]

Gaze into the Mirror

This week we focus on two common faults in weightlifting: starting with a downward gaze and starting with the hips too high.  Oftentimes these faults can be linked, but below they are treated separately in the checklist.  Watch the video, and pay close attention to Tyler in the first clip.  First, notice his gaze is […]

Let’s Fix Your Starting Position

“Did you get out on the wrong side of bed this morning?”  More than likely, someone has asked you this question at least once in your life – probably your mom or dad.  Of course, the side of bed you roll out on has nothing to do with your daily mood, but instead is just […]

Not Closed, Still Coaching

The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a blur. Last Friday, we decided to begin delivering our coaching service online for every single one of you. It was quite amazing if I’m being honest. We had our plan in place two weeks prior, and by last Friday more than a dozen members […]

Need More Cardio, Part 3

If you missed part 1 or 2, check them out here and here, respectively. For my last post, I’m going to lay out some thoughts on how to SUPPLEMENT your CrossFit training with additional endurance focused work. I put supplement in all uppercase because you first need to be coming in for your regular CrossFit […]

Need More Cardio, Part 2

This is the second in a 3-part series. If you missed the first one, check it out here. For my second post, I’d like to debunk the common line of thinking that doing some sort of long-slow distance (LSD) running will translate into faster WOD times. Before we get to that though, let’s remember why […]

Need More Cardio, Part 1

Water Cooler Talk. It happens in offices and gyms around the world. Hot topic on my mind today…actually it’s been on my mind for a few months now. Something that I frequently hear as people are filling up their water bottles after a tough WOD: “Man, I really need some more cardio!” Now, to really […]

Diapers and Dumbbells – Steph's Journey

On March 31st, I will be running an 8 week “Diapers & Dumbbells” class at CrossFit for Glory. Classes will be 45 min – 1hr, and friendly to new moms – no matter where you are in your postpartum journey.    But before we talk more about that class, I wanted to share a little […]

Why Weightlifting Won’t Ruin Your CrossFit

“From the beginning, the aim of CrossFit has been to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness … In sum, our specialty is not specializing.”     While this description of CrossFit by Greg Glassman may be true, as a non-CrossFit athlete it is plain to see that CrossFit athletes are constantly striving to perfect (or […]

What is the Aerobic System and Why Should I Care About It?

The human body creates energy for the functions of everyday life through three main pathways. These pathways, otherwise known as energy systems, are: Phosphocreatine Glycolytic Aerobic Today, we’re going to focus on the last one. First, the ‘what:’ The oxidative energy system, more commonly known as your aerobic system, is your body’s primary source of […]

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