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,

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
Written by Holden Rethwill

What are your goals in CrossFit? Are they to be the best version of yourself, to compete and make it to the CrossFit Games, or just to become a little more fit?

Regardless of what they are, I’m going to give you a little tip I read the other day that will help you reach that goal.

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘practice makes perfect.’ It’s been told to us in just about anything we’ve done ever since we were kids.

The Midline Makes the World Go Round
Written by Holden Rethwill

Core to extremity. The basis of CrossFit and all functionality. Every movement we perform in this sport is done so by engaging and activating your midline first. It’s no question that the top athletes and strongest individuals in CrossFit have some of the strongest midlines. So why are you neglecting yours? Just a few minutes a day can help increase the strength and stability of your core, and might help show some of those abdominal muscles we all covet…plus, it’s beach season here in San Diego,

The Midline Makes the World Go Round
Written by Holden Rethwill

Core to extremity. The basis of CrossFit and all functionality. Every movement we perform in this sport is done so by engaging and activating your midline first. It’s no question that the top athletes and strongest individuals in CrossFit have some of the strongest midlines. So why are you neglecting yours? Just a few minutes a day can help increase the strength and stability of your core, and might help show some of those abdominal muscles we all covet…plus, it’s beach season here in San Diego,

Never Satisfied, or Never Happy?
Written by Holden Rethwill

The beauty of CrossFit is that there’s always something we can improve on. Whether it’s strength, aerobic capacity, gymnastics, mobility, etc. we are constantly working and striving to adapt our bodies into the fittest version of ourselves. It’s truly amazing when you think about it. That said, at the same time this creates, in my opinion, one of the greatest problems with CrossFit.

By training every day to become the best versions of ourselves, we often fall into the trap of being “never satisfied.” Why place that in quotations?