Crossfit Charlotte-Blog

Oct
02
Tips From a Silver-Medalist Rower
By Andy Hendel



Tips From a Silver-Medalist Rower





The CrossFit Journal - (http://journal.crossfit.com) As a 2012 Olympic silver-medalist rower, Krista Guloien has a thing or two to say about the erg. "(It's)...




Sep
03
Row Pro: Calories Vs. Meters
By Andy Hendel

Jonathan Burns remembers the soul-sucking pain of a 2-kilometer ergometer test.


His best score in his rowing prime was 5:56—an all-out effort that left him in a physical shambles, he said.


“I would be lying there recovering for two days after a 2-kilometer test,” said the former college and national-team rower and current owner of CrossFit Coeur D’Alene in Idaho.


“We would taper before them, and then you couldn’t do anything after. We’d be shot. Maybe we’d go for a light paddle the next morning, but that was it.”


All high-level rowers can relate to Burns’ experience. It’s incredibly difficult to recover from a 100 percent rowing e...


May
01
Technique vs. Intensity
By Andy Hendel






Certified CrossFit Coach (CF-L4) Chuck Carswell speaks to CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course participants about the relationship between technique and inten...




Apr
19
3 part series. What is CrossFit?
By Andy Hendel



Defining CrossFit, Part 3: Variance






The goal of CrossFit is to create a broad, general, and inclusive fitness: fitness with a general physical capacity that lends itself well to any and all contingencies; the likely and unlikely; the known, unknown, and unknowable. It is not enough to develop one capacity at the expense of any or all others. We do not just want you to be good in the gym or at one physical task; we want you to be good at life, sport, combat, and everywhere, at any time, for any duration, and in any environment. Achieving that requires variance.


We fail at the margins of our experience. This means that what, where, and how you train regularly determines your strengths but also d...


Apr
18
# part series. What is CrossFit?
By Andy Hendel



Defining CrossFit, Part 2: Intensity






In Part 1, we explained the defining characteristic of functional movements is their ability to move large loads long distances, quickly. This definition represents three variables: force, distance and time. These variables are used to calculate power, where average power = force times distance/time. Force times distance is equal to work, so power is also equal to work/time.For CrossFit, power is exactly equal to intensity. In a manner similar to the term “functional,” the term “intensity” historically has been nebulously defined, often based on perceived efforts or correlates rather than an objective and measurable assessment. Hear...


Apr
17
3 Part series, What is CrossFit
By Andy Hendel



Defining CrossFit, Part 1: Functional Movements






CrossFit, to the uninitiated, can appear to be something of an enigma. The daily regimen or workout prescription changes from day to day, while initiates adopt their own language and set of behaviors that may seem strange at first glance.


Despite this, CrossFit has always been simple in both philosophical approach and definition. CrossFit is composed of three definitive elements: constantly varied functional movements, executed at a high intensity.


Any fitness program can ultimately be characterized by the movements it chooses to prioritize. CrossFit chooses to prioritize functional movements. The problem with the term “functional” is ...


Apr
16
Coaching At Home
By Andy Hendel



Hip and Shoulder Rise in the Deadlift





At a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course at CrossFit HQ on Feb. 2, 2020, Joe Westerlin helps a participant adjust his tempo in his deadlift so that his hips ...




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