Upper Body Training For Lightning-Fast Size and Strength

One of our favorite workouts for size and strength

Ok broseph or brosephina, it’s time to get those spaghetti strings you call arms into gear. Many of us are looking to put on upper body size and strength. Going to the gym and wandering around aimlessly produces no results. You need a good plan. The fastest way to put on good muscle in to […]

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A Comprehensive Warm-up for Squatting Heavy

Follow Camille Leblanc-Bazinet's favorite warm-up for heavy squat workouts

Squatting heavy can be one of the most taxing activities on the body. There are few other movements that can load and demand as much coordinative ability as a heavy squat. They are hard and they work! Preparing the body for such a stress is very important for performance and longevity. Getting muscles hot, taking […]

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Foundations For Newbies

This week, Camille talks about CrossFit fundamentals for beginners

Virtually any method of strength training will get results for the novice, detrained or untrained lifter. A program with any significant level of intensity and functional movements; whether it be lifting soup cans, P-90-X, INSANITY, CrossFit, or Westside Barbell’s conjugate method, will enhance the strength of an individual in just a few weeks. For this […]

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Affiliates, You’re Doing CrossFit Wrong!

Camille discusses how affiliates are approaching CrossFit the wrong way

One of the biggest links missing in CrossFit programs across the world is a lack of coaching and a misunderstanding of how and when to apply intensity. We measure our fitness and results. Those results are driven by intensity. Expressing intensity is dependent upon mastering and refining technique.  You learn, refine and master mechanics of […]

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Fixing Lower Back Pain With The Deadlift

Millions of people suffer from lower back pain. It can be a debilitating, chronic and disheartening ailment that affects mood, fitness, sex life and overall happiness. Lower back pain can be a mysterious and elusive problem. Generally the problem stems from injuries or ware to or around the vertebral disc columns of the spine. This […]

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Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s Tips to Improve Your Squat

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet's tips on how to improve your squat technique

The squat is the king of all exercises.  There is no movement more essential or foundational than the squat. It is the basic ability to raise and lower your center of mass and express strength and balance through a range of motion.  You will always need to squat. If you are sit down, you must […]

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Mastering Intensity

How Intense is Too Intense?

How Intense is Too Intense? As a community we love and enjoy and celebrate the results of intensity. Whatever it is you may be chasing with your fitness: getting stronger, running faster, looking good naked, getting off your medication, having more energy or going to the CrossFit Games; intensity is your quickest way to acquiring […]

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Examples of Tier System Programming

Examples of Tier System Programming

Tier system programming is based on the premise that a training program can be “Written for the best, and scaled for the rest.” In order to capture an effective program that drives results for all, as well as provide achievable options to “meet athletes where they are at”, tier systems can provide a responsible framework […]

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Energy System Development on The Rower

Energy System Development on The Rower

How do Energy Systems Work? The body has multiple metabolic pathways or energy systems that it uses to create a molecule called ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate). This is a molecule that allows muscles to contract and do work. Depending on the level of power output and duration of work, your body will be deriving the majority […]

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