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

Jake Blog, Gym Secrets, Training Tips

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 …

Get the skinny on cholesterol and fat.

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition

Why you shouldn’t be so quick to fear fat or cholesterol! For decades, we’ve been led to believe eating fat makes you fat, and eating too many eggs will give you high cholesterol and… and then you’ll die. It’s 2018: We’re smarter than that now. Here’s some food for thought (see what I did there?) about the topics of fat …

How to scale.

Jake Blog, Training Tips

Are your coaches scaling your workouts appropriately? We all know that CrossFit is infinitely scaleable, and that anyone can do it. Most coaches will know how to scale movements to keep you safe, but do your coaches actually know how to scale movements to make you BETTER? First let’s talk about the three main reasons you should scale: you’re recovering …

How and why to use tempo during a workout

Jake Blog, Training Tips

“What does @3131 tempo mean?” So you finally know the difference between a muscle clean, a hang power clean and a clean, and you think you know how to add the plates up. But now you’re expected to know what a back squat @3131 tempo means? “I didn’t come here to train my brain dude, the whole reason I’m here …