With Crossfit, we gain strength, stamina, and confidence. With CrossFit we lose ego, fat, and sometimes patience. We so badly want to be “Fittest on Earth”, we can taste it. The CrossFit Games prove each year that that title is accessible. You don’t have to be a professional athlete, signed or drafted. You just have […]

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What exactly is “functional training” and “functional fitness”? Mychael at Elite Functional Fitness asked that question back in February on his site and I think it’s a great question. He has a great answer, but I think it really varies for each individual. Mychael says… “What is functional movement? This is not a simple question […]

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One of the most common cues I hear from the coaches at my home box is “Don’t forget to breathe!” And it’s definitely a problem when you get squat deep in a short WOD or a long one and suddenly you realize you aren’t breathing well. The body does remind you when it runs out of […]

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At some point or another in our crossfit journeys, we have attempted mobility work with a foam roller or a lacrosse ball. And, far too often, we don’t do enough of the right things to really make a lasting positive change. Mychael of Elite Functional Fitness has a plan to fix this problem. His plan […]

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I have been a crossfitter for nearly 5 years, a RYT 200 Certified Yoga Teacher for 3, and teaching yoga at Crossfit 719 for nearly a year now. I take pride in helping my fellow Crossfitters mobilize and frequently preach the word of yoga/stretching to prevent injury. With a ruptured Achilles tendon, I learned this […]

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Back in May of 2015, Mychael of Elite Functional Fitness made a pretty bold statement: Sit-ups Suck! And he backed it up, as always, with some research and evidence. I have to admit that I much prefer sit-ups to planks, so I was curious about his reasoning. Funny enough, it was pretty simple. The sit-up […]

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To say that Mychael at Elite Functional Fitness is a wizard at making people move more efficiently is a massive piece of understatement, so when he starts talking about when to stretch… we all listen. He recently wrote a post titled “When should you stretch?” and it boils down to a simple answer: whenever you can! […]

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