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How CrossFit Improves Your Mental Health

You’re an achiever, a man/woman of action, and you work out because you want results! But, did you know that taking that extra workout during the week could actually be jeopardizing the results that you want? In fact working out six or seven days a week won’t necessarily give your body enough time to recuperate....

CrossFit – A Massie Christmas Dinner: Chocolate Decadence

CULINARY NINJA SERIES (EPISODE THIRTY THREE) Most people associate chocolate with weight gain, binge eating, and unhealthy but what most don’t know is that this dark sweet delight that has always befriended us on so many lonely nights can actually help us reach our fitness goals (given you practice discipline of course!). Firstly, dark chocolate...

CrossFit – A Massie Christmas Dinner: Raspberry Coulis

CULINARY NINJA SERIES (EPISODE THIRTY TWO) It’s rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber! This raspberry coulis is definitely perfect to eat on its own or over a delicious cake because who says getting into fitness means no dessert right? Desserts don’t always have to be something to be guilty about. In fact, the oil from...

Constantly Varied Kitchen: Christmas Morning Quiche Lorraine

CULINARY NINJA SERIES (EPISODE TWENTY EIGHT) Start your Christmas merry with this quick and easy-to-make quiche recipe! Let’s face it, the holidays are all about stuffing our faces with delicious food but it doesn’t have to be guilt ridden given the proper portions. Quiche’s are jam packed with protein because of the large content of...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Power Clean Copy

The Dumbell Power Clean is also very similar to the Dumbell Clean – the only difference is that instead of dropping iinto the Front Rack Squat position, the athlete only needs to drop part way to catch the dumbells. CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates this movement for us. Points Of Performance Stand on...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Burgener Warm Up

The Snatch and the Clean and Jerk are the two movements contested in the sport of weightlifting (also known as Olympic weightlifting or even Oly by CrossFitters). A while back we looked at the Clean and Jerk and all the associated variations and over the next few weeks, we are going to look at the...

All 9 foundational movements

CrossFit has defined 9 Foundational Movements, which provide a greatly rounded starting point for anybody starting out with CrossFit. These are niely combined in this video, which covers: Air Squat Front Squat Overhead Squat Shoulder Press Push Press Push Jerk Deadlift Sumo Deadlift High Pull Medicine Ball Clean