Training

You Don’t Need More Training, You Need More Recovery

Sometimes I think that when we tell people they need to give their bodies time to recover, to do more mobility and to rest, that we sound like the teacher from Charlie Brown, “Wah, wah, wah.” People, please, these aren’t suggestions designed to annoy or pester you, but rather to help you. When we tell…

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Sleep Your Way To Optimal Performance In Just 7 Days

Sleep. We all want it, but most of us don’t get enough of it. Perhaps it’s because you think you can short yourself and only feel the affects slightly, or you can recoup the lost sleep “tomorrow” or “this weekend.” And most of yes, yes MOST of us, are also guilty of being on some…

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5 Shortcuts That Don’t Make Us Better

Listen, we understand. You want to Rx the workouts. You want to kick ‘so and so’s’ butt in the next WOD and find your name above his (or hers) on the Wodify whiteboard. Oh, the satisfaction that will bring. Yes, we can almost here you fist pumping and shouting from here. While the leaderboards is…

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In Defense of “WOD-ing” Less

If you have kids, have ever been around kids or were a kid once yourself (read: EVERYONE), then you might recall teaching (or learning) something for the first time. Let’s use playing catch as the example. You throw the ball a few times to your young child and  he actually catches it once or twice.…

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10 Reasons Why CrossFitters Should Start Practicing Yoga

Do you remember when you were young and your mom or dad would say the same thing over and over again? Eat your vegetables. Clean your room. Get dressed for school. Stop picking your nose! It was so annoying, wasn’t it? Then again, those are all things that warrant reminding because they are good for…

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The “I Should Be Able To” Trap

We’ve all done it; maybe you even did it today during the 3-Position Snatch Complex. We’ve said something like, “I should be able to do this,” or “I should totally have gotten that!” The reality is that missing a lift you’ve gotten a hundred times or missing countless double-unders when you usually nail them, totally…

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A New Scoring System for CrossFit: Scaled, Rx and…ALJ?

The following article was originally posted on the Tabata Times blog and, if nothing else, it should remind us not to take this “whole thing” so seriously. At the end of the day, why do we CrossFit? To get, or to stay, healthy, have fun, make friends and learn new ways to exercise. Right? Right?…

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What Happens When We Don’t Scale

There is a rhythm from one week to the next at CrossFit Modig. We warm up, we work on a skill and then we complete the WOD. The first few days of a new cycle take a bit of getting used to, as the skill might be based on different percentages or class based versus…

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The New Resolve: The Last New Year’s Resolution You Will Make

Resolutions. People will go rounds debating the value of making a resolution, whether at the beginning of New Year or not. Many will argue that resolutions are doomed to failure, and they wouldn’t be all that inaccurate. But is it really the resolution itself or our approach? The following article, written by Jeff Jucha on Tabata…

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3 Thoughts From A New Coach

If the coaches at CrossFit Modig are nothing else, we are dedicated to providing our members with individual support in reaching your fitness goals. Given CrossFit’s current popularity, it might seem like the goals of CrossFit are the same for everyone – new back squat PR’s, Rx’ing WODs, kipping pull-ups, etc. The truth is, each person’s…

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