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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…

The Many Names of Sugar

As we’ve covered extensively in this blog, sugar is enemy number one when it comes to nutrition and wreaking all sorts of havoc on your health. Food companies know we love it and they try to put it in EVERYTHING. It’s even in salad dressing, which has always seemed weird to me. The problem is…

Well, I Can’t Do That Anyway

“Well, I can’t do that anyway.” The amount of times I’ve heard that in the last 10 years while coaching CrossFit probably lands somewhere in the stratosphere of a billion. Muscle ups on the docket today? “Well, I can’t do that anyway.” Rope climbs? “Well, I can’t do that anyway.” A long time ago when…

The Hidden Key to Health

I remember a couple of years ago when Tanya and I went to the movies to see Katie Couric’s documentary, “Fed Up.” It was eye-opening for sure, but the optimist in me wasn’t as quick as the rest of the audience and Tanya to just demonize the food industry. If you haven’t seen the film,…

The Healthlift

There is no lift more utilitarian than the deadlift. It’s so important and beneficial that it actually used to be called the “healthlift”. Yes, that’s right. The movement that gets criticized by internet critics the world over actually used to be the foremost way to prove someone was still functional and healthy. A man by…