Planning Your Local Competition

You want to highlight the tremendous abilities of tremendous athletes, and…


Double-Under Wrist, Rope, and Jump Coordination Explained

The increased coordination levels that come after learning the consistent…


Retail in Gyms

Todd Weygandt and his business partner Gary Baron of Rocklin CrossFit in…


Flex Your Willpower

Having only recently discovered this incredible force we call willpower…


Are You Ready to Compete?

I began CrossFitting in February 2012. I was always very active prior to…


Understanding the Parts of a Barbell

The barbell is a tool we use almost everyday in the gym, so I thought I…


Supplemental Barbell Training For Functional Fitness

To watch someone like Jayden exemplify what Weightlifting can do for…


Train Your Mind Dogs

Everyone has doubts, fears and anxiety about something in their life. The…


High-Intensity Workouts and Pregnancy

I learned about high-intensity WODs from my brother in 2011. When I got…


8 Podcasts Every Gym Owner Should Listen To, That are Not About CrossFit

I listen to more podcasts than I care to admit. I used to binge watch…


10 Common Questions About Paleo

You gotta love your inbox! Everyday, I get tons of questions flooding in…


How Weightlifting Performance Increases Over Time

Have you heard of linear progression? Read Starting Strength? Maybe you…


Training on an Empty Stomach

I am often asked if it is alright to train on an empty stomach. I think…


How to Mentally Prepare for a Max Effort Lift

Right before you go for a big lift you need to be mentally ready. Many…


Improve Your Rowing Technique

Rowing for Fitness: The Concept2 rowing machine, or “erg” as it is…


Mental Blocks

Dissolving Your Mental Blocks

What are mental blocks? I define a mental block as any thought or feeling…


The Benefits of Weightlifting Shoes

A very common question coaches hear is “Do I really need weightlifting…


Intensity: Going By Feel vs Strict Percentages

Understanding the way intensity works is a great way to immediately…