Volume- When and How to Add to Your Training by Seamus Keating, CrossFit Shatter Coach As CrossFit evolves, we see many people seriously upping the volume of their workouts. Many professional CrossFitters are working out 6 hours a day, five or six days a week. These athletes have rest days and warm-ups that include weights [...]
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SLEEP Such a simple little word. Sleep. As adults, we take this little, five letter word for granted. When was the last time you got a solid, uninterrupted 8 hours of sleep? I see you over there, wishing you still had nap-time! Getting enough sleep is super important. Catching those Z’s will decrease your risk [...]
The 2018 CrossFit Open Season has come to a close! We made it! We survived!! CrossFit Shatter had a record number of participants at Shatter this year with just shy of 80 athletes!! Some incredible things happened for the Shattersphere: -Almost a dozen members took on The Open for the first time- some were fresh [...]
The Art of Recovery: 5 essential aspects of recovery that will help you keep the gains you’ve worked so hard to get.crossfitshatter2018-03-25T08:18:30+00:00
Imagine your body as a vehicle, a Lamborghini, if you will. What do you suppose would happen if you raced such a fine machine, at its maximum output, on a daily basis? Then, imagine you raced that baby at Mach 10, every day, without ever turning it off or refueling it. How long do you [...]
Most people connect the word “injury” with a negative connotation of pain, setback, and having done something “wrong.” However, that isn’t necessarily the case, and injuries can bring about some of the most beneficial and exciting shifts in your training at any level. To injure is to do damage, and if we’re honest about [...]
Did you catch any of the CrossFit Games on CBS Sports last year? How about the Summer Olympics (beach volleyball anyone?!)? NBA game? MLB game? Watch any sports lately? How about competitions… been to any of those? Did you notice how many athletes were sporting kinesiology tape? KT Tape or RockTape are the well-known brands, [...]
“I’ve been doing CrossFit for 3 years, and I still don’t have (insert movement of choice here).” "I come to the gym 3-4 days a week, but i'm not getting better at..." We hear it all the time. First, the seemingly confused statement about what it is that an athlete isn’t able to do yet, [...]
The workouts have a purpose!!! Some are meant to be sprints, some are meant to be hard and heavy, and others are longer and meant to be paced. The workouts have a purpose!!! Every class has the person that: Always goes too heavy, insists on attempting a skill movement when their max is three [...]
The winter months are colder, therefore we sweat less and need to consume less water, right? Wrong. A common misconception about exercise in colder weather months is that the body requires less hydration. However, just because you don’t feel warm or exceptionally sweaty like you do just looking at the WOD on those sweltering summer [...]
"PAY THE MAN!" We've heard it time and time again, but what does it mean? What are paying "him?" Who is he (other than Chuck Norris, obviously)? Why do we have to pay? What it all boils down to, is that we all have goals, and we all have a place where we draw that [...]