Rules of Thumb for Scaling Weight on Your Barbell in Metcons
Written by Michele Vieux

There are a couple rules of thumb when scaling weight for metcons. But before getting into those, I just want to put it out there that if you still learning movements – especially Olympic lifting – or are focusing on technique, then doing them for time usually isn’t the best idea because all that you’ve learned and the technique that you’re practicing goes out the window when you are racing the clock.

If this sounds like you, then I’d recommend doing your Oly work in Part A or in warm-ups for skill work so that you can take the time to focus on proper technique and mechanics.

2 Easy Ways to Control Your Metabolism (Part 1 – Exercise)
Written by Michele Vieux

You can throw the age-old excuse of having a “fast” or “slow” metabolism out the window if you actually want to reach your body composition goals. You are not a victim of your metabolism – how quickly you burn calories or fat can be controlled by you in many ways. You just have to know what you CAN control and HOW.

There are a number of things that should be considered when trying to make the most of your metabolism.

2 Easy Ways to Control Your Metabolism (Part 1 – Exercise)
Written by Michele Vieux

You can throw the age-old excuse of having a “fast” or “slow” metabolism out the window if you actually want to reach your body composition goals. You are not a victim of your metabolism – how quickly you burn calories or fat can be controlled by you in many ways. You just have to know what you CAN control and HOW.

There are a number of things that should be considered when trying to make the most of your metabolism.

Rowing Machine Foot Adjustments to Improve Your Workouts
Video by Shane Farmer of Dark Horse Rowing

How should you be setting your foot stretchers for your rowing machines and how should you be using transitions to save you time in your CrossFit or HIIT workouts? I’ve played with lots of settings on the rower before and discovered the best setting for 95% of people using the machines. Also, the quick release is how we help you get on and off the Concept2 quickly when you’re in the middle of a fitness-based workout. Trust me…just use it.

Rowing Machine Foot Adjustments to Improve Your Workouts
Video by Shane Farmer of Dark Horse Rowing

How should you be setting your foot stretchers for your rowing machines and how should you be using transitions to save you time in your CrossFit or HIIT workouts? I’ve played with lots of settings on the rower before and discovered the best setting for 95% of people using the machines. Also, the quick release is how we help you get on and off the Concept2 quickly when you’re in the middle of a fitness-based workout. Trust me…just use it.