Crawl Before you Run
Written by Holden Rethwill

In today’s society people are always wanting the next big thing. The latest and greatest item on the market. We can make this same argument about the sport of CrossFit.

With social media at the helm, we are constantly seeing high caliber games athletes posting about some of the crazier things they are able to do. Whether it’s a PR lift, upper level gymnastics, insane metcon after metcon after metcon, etc., your everyday viewer sees this and instantly wants it. They begin to think that’s exactly what they need to be doing if they are to ever get to that level.

It’s not About Winning. It’s About the Battle Itself.
Written by Holden Rethwill

How many of you are familiar with the story of Sisyphus? If not, here’s a brief synopsis:

In Greek mythology, King Sisyphus was a master of deceit and trickery. Upon his death, he was punished by Zeus and forced to roll a boulder up a mountain. However, before reaching the top of the mountain, the boulder would always roll back down. Thus Sisyphus was left to an eternity of unending frustration and useless effort, as no matter how hard he tried,

Why I Love Burpees
Written by Holden Rethwill
(Originally Published on May 24, 2016)

I know what you’re thinking.

Blasphemy! Crazy talk!

How could anyone in their right mind enjoy a movement 99.9% of the world despises? Well you heard it here first – I love burpees, and I’ll give you three reasons why!

You Will Never Fail.

The fear of failing keeps even the greatest of athletes from reaching full potential. So what is better than performing a movement that you will never,

Breaking It Down: How to Get Through a Long Grueling Workout
(Originally Published June 26, 2016)
Written by Holden Rethwill

“CrossFit Open Workout 16.1…I’m 7 minutes in and on a good pace. My splits are exactly where I want them to be and my body is up to the task of finishing the remaining 13 minutes. Ok 10 minutes just went by I’ve got to be close to done…I look at the clock which reads 11:00. Only 4 more minutes went by?! Oh man, ok 9 more minutes to go,

Get Some Good Vibes Into Your Life
Written by Holden Rethwill

Whether you’re a competitive athlete or not, we all go through phases where we just don’t feel up to putting the work in. Sometimes the everyday grind can be a little overwhelming and you just need a reset. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just your body telling you hey I need a break.

Knowing from experience, the stubbornness in us more often than not takes over and we don’t allow ourselves that reset for fear of losing a step or getting behind.