Core training for PR’s and bigger gains

Understanding the basics of core training will help you achieve PR’s and bigger gains. The core refers to more than just the abs. It encompasses the entire musculature of the torso, including the shoulders, scapula, abdominals, obliques, erectores, glutes, hip flexors, adductors and more. The core is responsible for transmitting forces from the upper body […]

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The Most Common, and Dangerous, Word in CrossFit

I hear it all the time when I say, “How’d that workout go?!” or “Dang! You crushed that!” I get the response, “It was good, but I only did 65 pounds,” or “Yeah, but I only did knee push-ups,” Do you know how many humans would kill to be able to press, squat or even deadlift 65 […]

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Preventing Elbow and Shoulder Pain in CrossFit

shoulder-elbow pain

In all my years as a coach, I have heard numerous complaints from athletes regarding tendonitis in the elbows and shoulders. Why does this keep happening and what can we do to help prevent this? If you started Crossfit in a relatively de-conditioned state and noticed pain in your elbows/shoulders 2-12 weeks after your first […]

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4-Week Ring Muscle-Up Clinic Starts April 3

Ring muscle-ups are notorious in CrossFit. They’re highly coveted, yet require so much strength, shoulder stability, and coordination to nail down. By dedicating 4 weeks to this specific movement, it gives you the best opportunity to achieve your first ring muscle-up, or even improve your current abilities. This series will also have a focus on […]

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Is a Nutrition Coach the Right Option for You?

We all want to look and feel good in our own skin. Be healthier, stronger, and live longer. That is why we are all at Sanitas in the first place! But that is the easy part; making it to class, working out with friends, and having a blast! Unfortunately this isn’t where real changes are […]

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What is the CrossFit Open?

The Open is the first step in a three-part process to find the fittest CrossFit athlete in the world. In an effort to do so, the director of the CrossFit Games, Dave Castro, announces a total of five workouts over five weeks. He announces one workout per week starting on the last Thursday of February. […]

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Get Butterfly and Kipping Pull-Ups in Time for the Open

Gymnastics Clinic

The CrossFit Open (starting February 22nd) is notorious for being heavy on high-skill gymnastics, so being proficient at chest-to-bar kipping or butterfly pull-ups will be a necessity! If you’re not doing the Open, it’s also an incredibly valuable skill to learn and practice body awareness and control through space. One of the most fundamental aspects […]

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Rest. You’re Probably Not Getting Enough…

We all love to push our limits, test ourselves, and get a good workout in. It’s fun. It yields results. Working out is sexy. But you know what else is sexy? Rest. Working Out Is A Stressor on the Body (and Mind) Even though working out is beneficial in terms of cardiovascular health, metabolic health, […]

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Overhead Squats: Why Your Wrists Hurt and How to Fix It

The Problem Plain and simple — you don’t overhead squat or snatch enough to cause an adaptive response making the bones of your hands and wrists, as well as the muscles that support those joints, stronger. A new position can be a weak position and some pain may come with it. The Solution Try accumulating […]

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