Regularly Learn and Play New Sports

Regularly Learn and Play New Sports Do you like picking up heavy things and putting them over your head?   Towards the end of July each year the Bay State Games Weightlifting competition is held as part of the Bay State Summer Games (Saturday, July 21st and Sunday,...
The Best Snatch and Clean and Jerk Videos

The Best Snatch and Clean and Jerk Videos

As a full time coach I have the luxury of practicing and teaching the Olympic lifts often.  In my spare time I also watch videos, and read articles and books about the Olympic lifts.  I have logged a lot of hours trying to figure out how to perform and teach the lifts...
Hey, nice femurs you got there…

Hey, nice femurs you got there…

How come my squat looks nothing like Susie’s? Am I doing it right?!! Good news, there is NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL SQUAT. Do you have extremely long legs? Athletes with long femurs will squat very differently, but it doesn’t mean their squat is “wrong.” **The femur is the...
The Carry Over Effect

The Carry Over Effect

CrossFit prides itself on constantly varying the program to prepare it’s athletes for the unknown and unknowable.  The lists of tasks are endless.  You must do 1 RM’s, 5RM’s, 20 RM’s, short WODs, medium WODs, long WODs, single modalities, couplets, triplets,...
How to improve your rowing in 10 easy steps

How to improve your rowing in 10 easy steps

There is a sequence to the row stroke: LEGS – HIPS – ARMS – ARMS – HIPS – LEGS. You cannot change this sequence without losing power and efficiency. Practice this on a damper setting of “1” until you can successfully perform this sequence...
Taking it back to basics.

Taking it back to basics.

  Greg Glassman, the founder and CEO of CrossFit, Inc., once stated a quote that rings through the CrossFit trainer community as if it was the word of God. Glassman states that “Virtuosity is performing the common uncommonly well.” As a CrossFit trainer and affiliate...