How to Love Your Hips Laterally So They Can Love You Back
Written by Arielle Bloom

Think about your hips, an area that may not be all that loved by many. However, as a CrossFit athlete, you LOVE your hips. Your hips are the reason your back squat is so high, or your deadlift. Your hips provide that pop that gets your chin over the bar in a pull-up, or the kettlebell up during a kettlebell swing.

We use our hips every day, for everything. We train them to move up and down,

What It Really Means When You Say You’re “Too Busy”
Written by Calvin Sun

I’ve been coaching for over a decade and in that time I have heard my share of excuses from clients on why they don’t stick to their own commitments and goals. There seems to be one excuse in particular that I keep hearing over and over like a broken record. The excuse I’m referring to is typically some form of “I’m too busy” or “I don’t have time”.

Do any of these statements sound familiar to you?

Girl Scout Rejection Strategies
Written by Michele Vieux
(Originally Published March 3, 2016)

Rejection is a part of life and at this time of year, it is especially important for everyone to embrace. It is important for you, as the consumer with a body composition goal, to learn to comfortably reject the temptation to purchase and eat Girl Scout cookies so you don’t blow your diet (and your pocket book now that the price is over $5 per box).

And, it is important to teach the girls selling the cookies that being young and cute doesn’t mean you get everything you want.

Give Yourself A Break
Written by Jackie Mulligan

My last post, No Sleep is No Joke, I invited you to join me as I give myself permission to be still and rest well in the new year. While everyone hustles off to the gym, makes ambitious to-do lists, tries to fit in that new hobby, I challenge us to question our motives and rest as hard as we plan to play. This post builds on my invitation and unpacks replicable steps you might take to improve your quality of rest.

Jorge Gonzalez: Progressing Inch By Inch
Written by Blog Follower Jorge Gonzalez with Coach’s Note by Michele Vieux

Coach’s Note: It’s been awesome coaching Jorge Gonzalez from afar. He’s been following the blog from Montevideo, Uruguay, and posting results since October, and has been improving left and right – not only with his strength and conditioning numbers going up but his body fat percentage going down around 10 percent to date! He even signed up for his first CrossFit Open just to challenge himself. I asked him how he managed to pull all this off –