Positivity

  Positivity CrossFit can be an exercise in frustration more often than not. The first year you can’t do anything and the things you can do, you probably don’t do them right. The next couple of years are spent banging your head against a wall trying to learn high-level gymnastics and Olympic weightlifting and leaving…

Stress

In the 1930s Hans Selye from McGill University in Montreal developed a theory that is particularly influential in exercise science. His General Adaptation Syndrome sought to describe stress and the human body’s response to it. He describes two kinds of stress: eustress or “good stress” (stress we can recover from) and distress (stress from which…

Consistency

  I recently came across a study that sought to find the “best” way to train for strength and hypertrophy (building muscle) and the results were revelatory. Rep ranges, tempo work, rest periods—none of them matter all that much. Consistency trumps the minutiae by a huge margin. I’ve found this to be true in so…