Rest & Recovery: Never Enough

You’ve probably heard the expression “you can’t outtrain a bad diet”. This is true, but also consider this: you can’t outtrain your ability to recover. We all want to make progress on our goals quickly, whether they’re improvements in performance or body composition....

8 Risky CrossFitting Mistakes

Accidents at the gym are rare, but are you taking the right precautions to control the controllables and minimize risk? You’re no more likely to experience injuries or accidents doing CrossFit than any other activity, but just like with your general safety, there are...

Dialing In Your Nutrition

When you see CrossFit athletes with washboard abs and razor sharp muscle definition, it’s easy to make assumptions about how they eat: they must not eat any carbs, drink beer, or eat dessert! They must train so much that they can eat whatever they want! You...

Recovering Mentally from Injury

At some point in your athletic career you will inevitably be faced with an injury. That’s just the nature of being active (and not necessarily “because of” CrossFit, despite what CrossFit critics say). As many of you know, I’m still recovering from shoulder surgery in...

One Down, Four to Go

We’re one WOD down, four more to go in this year’s Open! In typical TCF style, we kicked off the first week with lots of cheering, friendly (?) smack talk, and of course food. Every year, the Open is a special time for us to come together as a box, but in some ways,...