Aside from the sweet traps, washboard abs, sqaure jaws and thick thighs, the Crossfit community is arguably the best part of the Crossfit culture. I have the authority to say this: I travel, drop in, meet a variety of Crossfitters and the experience is generally the same: a welcoming group, looking to help where they can. If you can imagine that this culture exists when you drop in to a gym with total strangers, imagine the connections you make with those you suffer with, week in and week out.
This is all a prelude to say thank THANK YOU. I can take no credit for the write up that follows and must direct you to Ashley @aarnett3 (instagram). She’s the be(a)st. She and her motley crew took a week and change to attend the Crossfit Games and hit a number of local boxes in the process.
Take a read and a page out of her book if you’ve got your sights set The Games…as an attendee : )
Continue reading SuitcaseFriends! The Crossfit Games & Cali Drop ins
2 good articles worth a quick read:
Stick to your nutrition goals!
You know I’m big on making travel work for your routine. A nice article to follow with suggestions. They mention Crossfit boxes being a good source for health minded people and I’d wager that other forms of group fitness can offer similar insights. Whether it’s Soul Cycle, Fly Wheel or Orange Theory, you can always find suggestions and motivation from these places.
Combine Sprints and Weight Training for Accelerated Gains
Next, see this article about sprinting. Long story short, do it. Longer story, there’s more evidence that increasing your work capacity as suggested / popularized by Crossfit has many advantages beyond joining the sweet, sext spandex-clad cult I’m part of.
An excessively delayed flight and a buddy living in Greenville, SC gave me an extra day to explore and drop in to Swamp Rabbit Crossfit. All in all, this place has it down and makes business travel drop ins reallllly easy.
Continue reading Swamp Rabbit Crossfit – Greenville, SC – @swamprabbitcrossfit
After a brief stint as part of an internal team at my company, I’m back out in the field. And that means more drop ins…and more t-shirts. I could make a quilt at this point…
Back to Charlotte and thankful to stretch my catchment a little further west of the airport to land at Crossfit Belmont. If you’re in and out of Charlotte, want to get a workout in with a nice bunch of folks and not be a sweaty mess on the return flight, CF Belmont is your answer.
Continue reading Crossfit Belmont – Charlotte, NC – @cfbelmont
Suitcase Kitchen Episode 4!! I have to give a special thanks to those that were kind enough to let me use their video in todays post. Let’s be clear, these are easy and it simply doesn’t take that much time to make. So, you get some filler – Enjoy!
As for the application of these burritos, you’ll find one such example below from a previous post. The modification in the video is different than the recipe below because I needed something with less fat for the Zone Diet I had been working to stay on.
Continue reading Suitcase Kitchen Episode 4: Paleo Tortillas (Previous Cinco de Mayo Post)
Some good friends brought me out to California for a few days and lucky for me, United Barbell, the home of Crossfit SoMa, was only a block away. For business or pleasure, the online reservations, waiver and variety of classes made it easy to get a workout in.
When you walk in, you’ve got the primary WOD area up front.
Continue reading United Barbell – Crossfit SoMa – San Francisco, CA – @unitedbarbell
I love protein bars. Mainly because life doesn’t always stop to eat, microwave, prep etc. Shit, I’ve posted a beef jerky bar...what else could you want?
Continue reading Almond Butter and Pumpkin Bar