The 2019 CrossFit Open starts this week and some people are starting to ask questions. Here are the top questions we've heard so far: What is the CrossFit Open? The CrossFit Open is a 5 week online CrossFit competition that is run at affiliates around the world. Each week CrossFit HQ announces a workout [...]
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We talk a lot about two anchor habits around nutrition during our nutrition discussions with people at the gym; Eat Slowly and Eat according to hunger. Why do those two behaviors get some much attention? Especially when A) they are so simple, and B) We rarely hear any talk of those two behaviors when we [...]
The strict pullup is a key measure for upper body pulling strength. Many people who walk into our gym initially have a goal of getting their first pullup. There is something very satisfying about hanging from a bar and being able to pull your body weight up. Training the strict pullup helps to [...]
WELCOME TO OPEN SEASON! For our noobies out there, the CrossFit Open consists of 5 workouts spread across 5 weeks that aim to find the fittest people in the world. Last year over 429,000 people participated in the Open. I know many of you will ask yourself, “Why should I do the Open? There’s no [...]
CrossFit Banshee is happy to be opening our Advanced Theory Course for current members interested in seeing what goes on behind the scenes at CrossFit Banshee. This program is intended to educate members to get them thinking about training from a different point-of-view. This will give insight into how and why we program our workouts, how [...]
When someone starts talking to you about fitness, what's the first thing you think about? For me, I think about ripped abs, doing lots of pullups, and running...long distances really fast. Then you probably think to yourself, "I can live without ripped abs". But what is really at stake if you DON'T focus on your [...]
One of the most impactful habits that I have clients practice that also happens to be dismissed the quickest is the habit of sloooowing doooown. At first glance slowing down seems easy, in fact too easy to give much thought to. Just like a workout that looks easy on paper, once you get down to [...]
How hungry are you? As I work with nutrition clients over time, the two habits that they appreciate the most and struggle the most with is eating according to their hunger and eating slowly. On the surface of these two habits they sound pretty simple, even easy. They are tempting to breeze past believing that [...]
One of the questions I get asked regularly from people who have seen CrossFit on television "Isn't the kipping pullup cheating?" As with most question the answer is: It depends. The kipping pullup is simply a pullup that uses the hips to generate momentum to help complete the rep. So [...]