3 Criteria to Consider When Programming Accessory Work
Written by Kirsten Ahrendt

“Coach, what should I do for accessory work?”

I hear some format of this question frequently from many member-athletes. Whether you’re an athlete programming for yourself or a coach looking to fill some holes in your client’s capabilities, consider these three things:

#1: Let’s be clear, doing MORE is not always BETTER. But often, a low dose of targeted, and aptly applied accessory work can powerfully address weaknesses and increase skill.

#2: There is no cookie-cutter answer that is right for everyone.

3 Criteria to Consider When Programming Accessory Work
Written by Kirsten Ahrendt

“Coach, what should I do for accessory work?”

I hear some format of this question frequently from many member-athletes. Whether you’re an athlete programming for yourself or a coach looking to fill some holes in your client’s capabilities, consider these three things:

#1: Let’s be clear, doing MORE is not always BETTER. But often, a low dose of targeted, and aptly applied accessory work can powerfully address weaknesses and increase skill.

#2: There is no cookie-cutter answer that is right for everyone.

The Most Revealing Test in CrossFit
Written by Kirsten Ahrendt

There are plenty of “tests” in CrossFit. There are lifts to test our overall strength, WODs to test our aerobic capacity, skills to test our gymnastics. But as a CrossFit coach and athlete, there is one test in particular that I hold in the highest regard. This test is given nearly every day we walk in the gym – it reveals mindset and character. The test is simple…

What does an member/athlete do when their WOD is over?

I’ve coached for nearly 4 years,

The Most Revealing Test in CrossFit
Written by Kirsten Ahrendt

There are plenty of “tests” in CrossFit. There are lifts to test our overall strength, WODs to test our aerobic capacity, skills to test our gymnastics. But as a CrossFit coach and athlete, there is one test in particular that I hold in the highest regard. This test is given nearly every day we walk in the gym – it reveals mindset and character. The test is simple…

What does an member/athlete do when their WOD is over?

I’ve coached for nearly 4 years,

Virginia Price – Crushing the Open
Written by Kirsten Ahrendt

Congratulations to all those athletes who decided to tackle the 2017 CrossFit Open workouts. Whether your reason was to compete regionally or to give yourself a weekly challenge to use as a benchmark for your fitness going forward, it was great to see so many athletes take on the challenge.

A big shout-out to member Virginia Price in particular! I have had the pleasure of working with Virginia in a semi-private setting for the past four months. To say Virginia is a busy modern day woman is an understatement.