Why Performance is More Important Than Victory The obsession with winning… In America, it’s part of our sports DNA. If you’ve been an athlete in this country at any point in your life, you’ve heard those beaten-to-death quotes like, “Winning… Read more »
Ask Greg: Snatch Swinging Forward Kris Asks: I have a lot of problems and one that I can’t seem to correct is the bar looping after contact in the snatch. I’ve observed that during a no brush snatch my bar… Read more »
Not Exercising May Be Worse for Your Health Than Smoking, Study Says It’s common knowledge that there are many benefits to being fit, but one large new study found that skipping out on the gym is particularly bad for your… Read more »
Teens pay for gym membership through acts of service Owner Jason Berger opened Dreamtown CrossFit just a few months ago. Soon after, he started the teen program where teens manage their own memberships and “pay” through acts of service. “Typically… Read more »
7 Effective Exercises to Build Muscular and Strong Legs Strong and powerful legs are a pre-requisite for any serious athlete. Use this 7 exercises to build strength, muscle and also to improve your Squats. Strong Legs will improve your athletic… Read more »
Will Work for Membership Dues and Community “I developed the ‘Win-Win To Move In’ initiative as a way to mobilize our community to make things happen quickly and to reward the work of hard members. Each member was compensated $10… Read more »
Why Rest Days Still Count as “Competing” Rest days are not the enemy. We get the idea in our head that “competing every day” requires physical exertion, that we have to workout or run in order to compete. I struggled… Read more »
Weight Loss and Crossfit: Friends or Foes? Did you join Crossfit to lose weight? Lots of people do. As I see it, the box can be a great place to turn around a life – which is essentially the task… Read more »
Victor Assaf’s Surgeon Said, “Forget about CrossFit.” He didn’t listen. Victor Assaf started CrossFit at twenty-years-old when his brother finally convinced him to give it a go. He loved it, particularly the weightlifting component. He got really strong, really fast…. Read more »
The Gym Isn’t Usually A Safe Space For Fat Women, But It’s Become My Sanctuary I am a fat woman and I am an athlete. I’ve been lifting weights for three years now. And when I started, entering the weight… Read more »
Today's CrossFit WOD
Overtraining for long periods of time is bad. Short-term, planned overtraining, however, can be a massively powerful tool.
Functional overreaching is essentially short-term overtraining where you have a goal of digging yourself into a recovery ditch. You intentionally push your training past your body’s ability to recover before backing off, super-compensating, and jumping out of that recovery hole to new levels of strength and muscle. Doing so allows you to benefit from the harder training as your body gets a chance to recover.