How to Become Snatchtastic
Written by Michele Vieux

Pretty much everyone I know asks about how they can become more snatchtastic i.e. better at snatching. Since the snatch is so complex and each person’s needs are different, the prescription is rarely the same across the board. Hopefully this article and it’s list of progressions will help you decide where you could focus some effort to improve your snatching. You might need a combination of these drills so try them out to see which you think might be most useful for your needs.

Mobility is the Key to Life and the Snatch

Tight ankles,

How to Become Snatchtastic
Written by Michele Vieux

Pretty much everyone I know asks about how they can become more snatchtastic i.e. better at snatching. Since the snatch is so complex and each person’s needs are different, the prescription is rarely the same across the board. Hopefully this article and it’s list of progressions will help you decide where you could focus some effort to improve your snatching. You might need a combination of these drills so try them out to see which you think might be most useful for your needs.

Mobility is the Key to Life and the Snatch

Tight ankles,

Do You Know How to Burn More Calories in Less Time?
Written by Mark Riebel & Remastered by Michele Vieux
(More Bang for Your Buck and The Myth of the Fat Burning Zone Originally Published September 14 & 15, 2009)

If you’re like most people who are balancing a hectic schedule, you probably don’t have a ton of time to spend in the gym. Or maybe you are looking to get more bang for your buck because you’ve hit a weightloss plateau in with your usual cardio routine.

The Longhorn (Louisiana) poses with his wife after completion of the 2017 CrossFit Open.

My First Open: The Longhorn’s Story
Written by Performance Blog Follower Matthew “The Longhorn” Allison
(Coach’s Note Written by Michele Vieux)

I’ve really only been doing legit CrossFit since last May/June when I started following this blog which is also when I got access to a full range of equipment.

As of this morning (the day after 17.5 results were tallied), I was 955 worldwide for my age group (35-39), and 43rd worldwide for Law Enforcement for my age group.

Fafa is all smiles (as she should be) in this post-17.4 photo with her coach, Kirsten.

Meet Fafa – 10 HSPU and a Boatload of Fun
Written by Michele Vieux

Congratulations to Fabiola Aviles, aka Fafa, on her performance on 17.4. She’s one of the strongest ladies I know and been working super hard in the gym on attacking her “weaknesses” which really paid off during the Open’s repeat workout from last year. Up until she got off the rower in 17.4, she had never hit a handstand push-up but managed to bang out 10 over the course of this workout –