Jump Before It’s Too Late
Written by Holden Rethwill

How often do you incorporate plyometrics into your training? I can say with almost certainty that for the majority of us, the answer is: not enough. That’s ok, it’s not too late to start!

When we think of CrossFit, we think of things like gymnastics, Olympic lifting, metabolic conditioning, etc., but one thing that often times gets overlooked is plyometric training. But I’m here to tell you that plyometrics can be key to the success in many other aspects of CrossFit.

Why are they so important?

Holiday Travel Workouts
Written by Holden Rethwill

Traveling for the holidays? Tempted to eat that second…or third…sugar cookie? Drank enough eggnog to last you until next year? We’ve all been there and done that. It’s one of the things we all look forward to this time of year. Good food surrounded by better company.

If you’re someone who travels to see family and friends this time of year, and aren’t able to stick to your normal gym routine, have no fear! I’m here to give you a list of easy at home or hotel workouts that can be completed in 30-45 minutes.

3 Reasons Why You Should Incorporate Unilateral Movements No Matter Who You Are
Written by Holden Rethwill

Tired of the same old boring strength training and accessory work? Is your repertoire of movements too limited? Maybe your body is imbalanced and one side is overpowering the other? Well here’s one way to mix it up that will keep things fresh and keep your body guessing!

I’m talking about unilateral movements.

What is a unilateral movement?

This is when we actively train one side of the body at a time.

3 Reasons Why You Should Incorporate Unilateral Movements No Matter Who You Are
Written by Holden Rethwill

Tired of the same old boring strength training and accessory work? Is your repertoire of movements too limited? Maybe your body is imbalanced and one side is overpowering the other? Well here’s one way to mix it up that will keep things fresh and keep your body guessing!

I’m talking about unilateral movements.

What is a unilateral movement?

This is when we actively train one side of the body at a time.

Quality Before Intensity
Written by Holden Rethwill

Thanks to social media accounts, we live in a time where the fitness industry, especially CrossFit, is centered around intensity and volume. Now don’t get me wrong, when applied correctly, this is the ticket to becoming that next level athlete. But for 99% of us, this doesn’t need to be our primary concern.

Whatever happened to mastering the basics?

I remember when I first started doing CrossFit, it was regular practice to drill over and over and over on basic movements. Ranging from gymnastics to the Olympic lifts,