One of the frequent topics of discussion I have with affiliate owners is how to develop a staff of professional coaches; full or part-time employees who embody the full essence of a strength & conditioning professional, have entrepreneurial tendencies (though not wanting to be full-time entrepreneurs) and have the ability to communicate on deep levels with those who are seeking a lasting lifestyle change.Read More >
Most coaches have a handful of mobility and motor control drills that they can employ to quickly fix most athletes squats. But every so often, that train wreck squatter shows up. Knee valgus, foot collapse, low back rounding, and nowhere near full depth! When you watch this athlete squat, its hard to even know where to start!
Next time you see this type of squat, try one of the following drills which will often rapidly help the immature squat get back on track.Read More >
“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care” - Brian Trac
“Your EQ is more important than your IQ” - Gary Vaynerchuc
Both of these gentlemen are obvious topic experts, successful entrepreneurs and their message rings true to anyone who owns their own business. The amount of emotional intelligence you bring to the table is more important than you’re overall intellectual intelligence if you’re looking to develop a sustainable enterprise and hire/develop the best staff money can buy.
However, for our niche market - the microgym - we need to be a bit more practical in our application of these sage pieces of advice. Let’s break that down.Read More >
With the growing pedigree of the CrossFit Games, there’s a prevailing notion that preparation for such a competition is much more a hard science than an art. Each year we see blog posts, analytical data regarding previous event structures, and guesswork regarding the prevalence of certain movements over others.Read More >
I’ve watched the micro gym sector of the fitness industry grow considerably since I was introduced to it over 10 years ago. The emergence of CrossFit created the most impactful opportunity for a personal trainer looking to start their own business. The status quo at the time was franchising a globo gym, in which the capital requirements alone alienated the average trainer from pursuing.Read More >
As your facility begins to grow from a one man operation into a multi-person organization, you are going to be faced with a very important question: should I hire full time coaches or part time coaches?Read More >
As summer gave way to the gradual onset of cool air, pumpkin spice lattes, and football season, CrossFit athletes from around the world gathered at the their local box to #Give5Minutes and be awesome for autism.
The 2016 Lift Up Autism event, hosted by TrainHeroic, was a huge success by any measure.
Since it’s inception in 2013 Lift Up Autism has seen 20,071 athletes from 1,643 gyms in 46 countries. To date, the event has raised $215,552 for research, awareness and action, and has generated 22.4 million social media impressions.
2016 was no different, as CrossFit community came out in full force and this year's event raised $80,433 for research and early diagnosis of Autism.
After all the dust has settled, 626 gyms from 39 countries hosted 7,012 athletes in a whirlwind of sweat, hard work and sacrifice for the greater good.
Box Lottery Winners:Read More >
In my past two articles we’ve thoroughly exhausted how to assess mobility limitations and master basic positions for kipping, and how to build strength and master technique and timing for different kipping variations.
Now it’s time we talk about how to fit all of this into your training or coaching.Read More >
Everyone these days is on and on about mobility. As they should be: having full range of motion and healthy soft tissues is an important component of performance and most people are missing critical ranges of motion that contribute to loss of performance and long term dysfunction.
But increasing range of motion is only part of the picture.
On the other end of the spectrum we have hypermobility. Literally, too much range of motion.Read More >
It all started back in 2013; Rich Froning had won his third CrossFit Games, Thrift Shop was the #1 song and The Wolf of Wall Street had the world asking "what the hell are quaaludes and why would I want to do that to my brain?"Read More >