Grip Series II: The Hook Grip

The sport of Olympic Weightlifting include two lifts: the snatch and the clean & jerk. In each lift, we accelerate the bar as we lift it and pull ourselves under the bar. One problem that can occur is that the bar slips in our hands as we try to accelerate it up. It may notContinue reading “Grip Series II: The Hook Grip”

Grip Series I: Deadlift

Grip is an incredibly important part of exercise, and a part that we sometimes overlook. Over the next few weeks, we’ll tackle some of the different movements and some variations of grips. Up first, the deadlift. Look at Riggs crushing this deadlift! Back is flat, feet are just inside hip width, and the hands areContinue reading “Grip Series I: Deadlift”

The Paleo Diet – Dairy

Milk has been the recipient of some pretty amazing press. The Got Milk? campaign showed us that drinking milk could make you super athletic, like Tom Brady. Or beautiful, like Tyra Banks. Yep. That’s some pretty powerful advertising. And there are many compelling arguments. Milk is full of good fat, protein, and carbs. It isContinue reading “The Paleo Diet – Dairy”

Mobility vs. Warmup

There is a big difference between mobility and warmup. That is not to say that the two are mutually exclusive, but people often confuse the timing and benefits of each. A warm up is designed to loosen joints and increase heart rate, body temperature, and blood flow to muscles. It is IMPERATIVE to warmup before workingContinue reading “Mobility vs. Warmup”

Hand Care

Calluses form to protect the skin from pressure and friction. For CrossFitters, they show up on our hands. We hold onto barbells, kettlebells, row machine handles, and pullup bars for thousands of reps on a WEEKLY basis. Our hands take quite a beating and do all they can to protect themselves. This is all well andContinue reading “Hand Care”