Our programming is better…

Jake Blog, Gym Secrets

How do I know that our programming is better? Because we don’t write it anymore. If you’ve coached CrossFit or been involved in it for some time, then I’m sure you can understand how negatively that statement can be perceived.  I wrote our gyms group program for almost 5 years before outsourcing it. I’ve spent close to $10,000 on continuing …

How to find the best CrossFit near me

Jake Blog, Gym Secrets

You typed “best Crossfit gym near me” into your search bar, and if your city is anything like Austin, there are probably 5 gyms (“boxes”) in a 5-mile radius of you. So how do you know which ones are good and which aren’t? Since every CrossFit gym is independently owned and operated, there can be huge differences in quality from …

Diets or habits?

Jake Blog, Health, Mindset, Nutrition

Today lets chat about ONE of the many reasons why restriction diets backfire. There was a famous study done in the WWII days. At the time, starvation was a reality for many people around the world: The Minnesota Starvation Experiment (conducted at the University of Minnesota). The experiment looked at the effects of caloric restriction, specifically on the physiological and …

Likkity split: Understanding pace on the rower

Jake Blog, Training Tips

If you took off on a 5 km run, you wouldn’t sprint the first 400 meters, gas yourself and end up walking. You would probably strive to run at a reasonably consistent pace for 20- some-odd minutes. But when it comes to rowing, I constantly see people doing the equivalent of the above, because they have no clue how fast …

How to save money on groceries and eat like a boss!

Jake Blog, Nutrition

One of the biggest excuses we hear when people say they don’t eat healthy is because it’s expensive. Money is always touchy, but it’s hard not to argue that if there’s something you should be willing to spend money on it’s your health (stop and read that again)… Regardless, here you go: There is some truth behind the eating healthy is …

New Year’s resolutions are bullshit

Jake Blog, Mindset

I used to be a fan of New Year’s resolutions. I would caution people to not try to take on too many, but none the less I was a fan. Now, not so much. I’m about to fall into the age old trap of assuming that just because something worked for me, it will work for you, but I’ve been …

Protein for weight loss?

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition

The protein and weight loss connection When people think about protein supplementation, they usually think about all things muscle related. Clients often approach me to ask various questions about protein supplements, be it via shakes, or otherwise. The most common questions I get are:  When’s the best time to have a protein shake? Will it help me pack on muscle? …