Does CrossFit cause injuries?

Jake Blog, Gym Secrets, Training Tips

The short answer unfortunately is yes. But so does every form of physical activity! What’s important to remember is that while your risk for injury increases slightly, your risk for death from chronic disease drops dramatically. That’s why exercise is so important, and you should seek out a professional coach who can help you keep that risk of injury as …

Failure to mobilize your shoulders could result in death!

Jake Blog, Training Tips

Now that we’ve got your attention! In my years coaching, I’ve heard tons of people in the gym begging to do things like kipping pull-ups, butterfly pull-ups, snatches for time or handstand push-ups, who can’t even put their hands over their head without pain. Hopefully you’ve been assessed by a coach before starting with overhead movements, if not here’s a …

Are you recovering as hard as you’re working out?

Jake Blog, Health, Training Tips

PRs slowing down and you’re feeling a plateau? Your recovery could be to blame! Recovery isn’t just for serious competitive athletes. Even if you’re a computer programmer who goes to the gym three days a week and plays soccer on the weekend. If you’re going hard in the gym, you need to recover hard too! You might be able to …

The one supplement you’re not taking…

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition, Training Tips

Supplements—and the supplement industry in general regularly get a bad rep. Chiefly because it’s an unregulated industry, which means that there are tons of companies making wild claims about their products, and there is no legal means to stop them since they are unregulated. But, if there’s any supplement that has proven highly effective for various health benefits, its magnesium. …

CrossFit vs. Orange Theory Fitness (OTF) vs. F45

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Fitness friends! If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering which one of the above three fitness programs to start. I want to start off by saying that I’m a fan of anything that gets people off the couch and moving. In that spirit, kudos to Orange Theory Fitness (OTF) and F45 for creating a fun, and safe environment for people …

Why we don’t do “CrossFit” every day.

Jake Blog, Gym Secrets, Health, Training Tips

Why we don’t do “CrossFit” every day Do you really even know what “CrossFit” means? Every time someone shows up at our gym interested in signing up, I’ll always begin by asking them what they think CrossFit is. When I ask that, the same thing always happens: A confused look comes over their face as they struggle to come up …