What do you get a Crossfitter for Christmas? That’s the question.
Yes, we know. Every picture, commercial, blog and post telling us how strong CrossFit will make you. Images of men and women with muscles carved perfectly into place, demonstrating what a fit, strong body looks like. If CrossFit had a math formula it would be this: Do CrossFit=Get Strong. We get it. Here’s what most people DON’T get. CrossFit makes you mentally strong. Come with me through this process, I’ll show you. You made the choice to walk into a CrossFit box. That takes guts. You have to…read more
To kick off our very first installment of our athlete interviews we stayed close to home. Brandi Nuse is a member and trainer at CrossFit Hershey. CF Hershey is owned and run by our very own Tim Steel. Brandi has picked up much of the responsibilities of training since we keep Tim so busy here. Brandi is a wife and mother (as you will here from our interview) who does a great job of balancing and intertwining those roles and her roles of athlete and trainer. She has a real…read more
Battling ropes have made a huge appearance back into mainstream strength and conditioning workouts thanks to gentleman like John Brookfield and Anthony Dilugio. John Brookfield, also known as Mr. Hands due to his incredible grip strength, generally is seen as the modern “father” of battling ropes and his “Wave System” is probably the most widely used and duplicated out there. While these gentlemen have certainly brought ropes back into the mainstream, strongmen and longshoremen have long known the benefits of working with heavy rope. Ropes provide a very unique cardio and a functional strength…read more
The following review was used by permission of Gary Ohm. The original review appeared on the CrossFit™ Message boards and can be located at http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=56578 Here is a review of some kettlebells I recently purchased from Christian’s Fitness Factory. First the standard disclaimer; I have nothing to do with CFF except that I am a fan.. I bought two 70# body solid kettlebells. I had recently bought another 80# bell from another company and I was looking for something to attack myself from a different angle. When I first talked…read more