Author: Crossfit Virilis

Variance

There are three main tenets of CrossFit’s program. The definition of CrossFit is: constantly varied, functional movements at high intensity. Functional movements all these years later still gets mistaken by those outside the community and even some inside it. Intensity is also tough to explain especially to those that are not in the community. But,…

The Squat

I know it may not seem like it but there is plenty of method to the madness that is the CrossFit gallery of movements. Yes, even burpees have plenty of utility and purpose. The movement we’re going to discuss today is just your basic squat. It’s actually not even a movement really. It became that…

To Maintain, Lose, or Gain

The number on the scale has such a powerful meaning to most Americans. We obsess over it. Check it daily. “Be sure to do it first thing in the morning, you’ll be lighter,” countless friends have told you. “You gotta do it after you eat a normal meal, that’ll be more accurate,” people say. Who…

Should I Do the CrossFit Games Open?

I’ve heard this question ad nauseam since we’ve started announcing that the Open is fast approaching. It happens every year. “I’m just gonna waste $20.” “Oh, CrossFit HQ just wants my money.” “I’m not even gonna place.” I hear all the same reasons over and over too. I’ve been in the community since 2010 and…

Real Intensity

One of the hallmark phrases of CrossFit coined by Coach Greg Glassman is, “Be impressed by intensity, not volume.” I was thinking of how true this phrase is two weeks ago before the end of the world struck us. In the gym, we did a workout that I believe most, if not all of us,…

My Genes Don’t Fit

I used to hear this all the time growing up, because in this country our health is just not something that people prioritize. We prioritize what we consider healthy habits, but really it’s just our way of allowing ourselves our indulgences. “I had a salad for lunch.” Which means I can have pizza for dinner…