Author: Crossfit Virilis

Living on the Margins

I’ve been weighing and measuring my food for nearly a decade. I do it Monday through Friday without fail. Every meal. I’m 32 years old now and am just as lean, if not leaner, than I was at 22 years old. I limit my alcohol consumption to just the weekends and other than holidays or…

Listen to your Coach

CrossFit got started in the late 1990s out in Santa Cruz, California. As we all know up to that point in the fitness realm the extent of group classes was limited to Zumba or some type of aerobics step class. If you wanted to lift weights you had to go to the free weight area…

The CrossFit Uniform

We all know the look. Weightlifting shoes. Knee Sleeves. Weightlifting belt. Wrist wraps. And all we’re doing is “Nancy” which is 5 rounds of 15 overhead squats at 95lbs for men and 65lbs for ladies and a 400m run.  There’s utility in all the fancy “apparel” stuff that gets marketed to us but are they…

Arthritis and CrossFit

There’s always been this misconception that weightlifting or any kind of resistance training is bad for your joints. If you lift weights, especially heavy weights, you’re going to end up damaging your back/knees/elbows/shoulders, you name it. I, myself, have major arthritis in my left knee and elbow. I’ve had it for years. I also don’t…

Member of the Month: Roxy Gonzales

1. How long have you been doing CrossFit?I have survived working out at CFV for a little over one year. 2. What’s your favorite workout?Short fast workouts that are over as quickly as possible. I prefer cardio, but learning to like weightlifting. 3. What’s your favorite movement?Rowing and back extensions!  4. Why do you do…

Are You Dependable?

My paternal grandparents both passed away fairly recently. My grandfather about four years ago and my grandmother just last year. They were both in their 80s. My grandfather had developed Alzheimers and was mostly a couch potato for his last few years. My grandmother had Diabetes most of her life and was bed ridden for…