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The 800 Gram Challenge

The 800gChallenge® was something that was brought to our attention and invented by friend of the program, EC Synkowski. If you do not know who EC is, you can find her on Instagram. Her handle is @optimizemenutrition. EC is one of a very very few CrossFit Level 4 Coaches. She was on the Seminar Staff for…

The Main Site

I don’t have data in front of me so this is just speculation, but based on conversations we’ve had with other gym owners in the community, our programming is unique. Where do we get our programming? CrossFit.com. CrossFit.com or “The Main Site” as the OGs call it has been putting out a workout for the…

Eat More Animal Protein

This is going to be a very short blog because I could elaborate on it with a bunch of sciency terms and whatnot, but that’s not important. The importance is that you just understand eating more ANIMAL protein is ESSENTIAL for two reasons. Reason Number 1: If you want to lose weight. Yes. If you…

What’s in a Name?

Virilis wasn’t actually our first choice. It was more like our 6th choice, but the folks at CrossFit HQ are very particular about their rules and policies. It ended up working out for what our vision was for the gym anyway though. I’ll explain in a bit. I know there’s a variety of translations to…

Threshold Training

There’s a checklist one goes through when looking to make improvements in their fitness. In CrossFit, that checklist starts out with coming to the workouts consistently. Am I showing up at least three times per week? That should be concern number one. Not how hard I go or can I do everything? Nope. Just show…

Individualized vs. Group Programming

I’ve recently seen an uptick on social media about people discussing the need for individualized programming as opposed to group programming. Everyone that advocates for this neglects to mention one key aspect of whether or not you should do it. IF you are preparing for a specialist event, then there’s a POSSIBILITY you should take…

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It used to be thought in this country that once you hit 40 that was it. You need to stop engaging in a youthful activities and start taking up more leisurely hobbies. My friends are already doing it. We’ve all JUST entered our 30s and all they want to do is golf. I, for one,…