Summary: Managing the Training of Weightlifters by N.P. Laputin

All the best strength and conditioning coaches in the world cite old Soviet weightlifting research. But very rarely does anyone mention exactly what they learned from this mythical late 20th century research—until now. I resolved to find out what all the fuss is about—one text at a time. I started with Managing the Training ofContinue reading “Summary: Managing the Training of Weightlifters by N.P. Laputin”

2012 CrossFit Open Lessons Learned

Competing in the 2012 CrossFit Open taught me more about workout strategy than any of my competition experiences thus far. Here are some lessons learned that I plan to implement during my future competition experiences. // First, correct pacing is the key to success. Correct pacing means maximizing your output over the entire durationContinue reading “2012 CrossFit Open Lessons Learned”

CrossFit Impulse Affiliate Team Advances to Regionals

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” –Antoine de Saint In February we resolved to advance the CrossFit Impulse affiliate team to the 2012 CrossFit Games RegionalContinue reading “CrossFit Impulse Affiliate Team Advances to Regionals”

How to Talk to Friends About CrossFit

Talking about CrossFit with friends and family can be daunting. Fitness and nutrition can be like religion. Most people have their own particular flavor that they practice. Most people think their flavor is 100% correct. Efforts to describe your chosen flavor are seen as an attack on theirs. A direct attack on their flavor couldContinue reading “How to Talk to Friends About CrossFit”

Is CrossFit a Sport?

Don’t know. Don’t care. It’s a worthless question. Here’s why. Somewhere back in middle school we learned that sports are good. Activities that aren’t sports, well… they can still be cool, but they’ll never be quite as cool as sports. This bullshit should have stayed in middle school, but unfortunately, it didn’t. // ArguingContinue reading “Is CrossFit a Sport?”

Visit the CrossFit Impulse Library!

Did you know CrossFit Impulse trainers participate in a formal self-education program? Periodically we all read the same book to advance our coaching skills, discuss what we learned as a group, and then move on to the next book. // Now those books are available at CFI for you to check out and read!Continue reading “Visit the CrossFit Impulse Library!”