Category: Coach Blog

The Burgener Warm Up

Coach Mike Burgener, former Marine and school teacher, has been coaching olympic weightlifting for over 40 years. He currently resides in California where he runs a training facility and CrossFit affiliate out his home garage. He travels world teaching Olympic Weightlifting to athletes and coaches as the subject matter expert for the CrossFit Weightlifting Seminar. […]

Insider advice to fellow hardgainers – Coach Brandon

As an ectomorph in a previous life, nothing is more frustrating to me than hearing someone say they can’t gain weight. First of all, I’m not going to let you say can’t. My canned response to the complaint is a simple, “You’re not eating enough.” To which I nearly always get the reply, “But I’m […]

Eat ALL of the Calories! – Coach Brandon

The latest trend in diets for CrossFitters is macro based diets. So what in the world are macros? Do you even IIFYM, bro? Macro based diets go by a lot of different names. You’ve seen the Zone, Weight Watchers, IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros), flexible dieting, and more. All of these plans base their […]

Carbohydrate Timing for Higher Performance – Coach Brandon

Last time we talked about some very general basic nutritional guidelines for the average newbie who is looking to lose a little weight and feel better throughout the day. You can find that post here. If you aren’t doing the basics, refer back and get on board. The biggest mistake a lot of athletes make […]

Better Training Through Breathing – Mark Stone

Many times we may be doing simple repetitive tasks and realize that our minds are somewhere else. If this is washing the dishes, maybe no harm done. But if it’s cutting vegetables with a sharp knife or doing deadlifts at the gym, our mental inattentiveness may have serious consequences—a cut finger or a strained back. […]

Simplifying Nutrition – Coach Brandon

Nutrition is the bogeyman to most athletes. You know he’s always looking when you’re not. He’s messing with stuff that you just put down and now you can’t find it. He’s hiding under the bed to wake you up as you just start to drift off to sleep. You know he’s always waiting for you, […]

Listen to your body – Coach Megan

This is one of those phrases you hear a hundred times but don’t understand until, one day, you finally learn to listen. This is a picture of myself that I’m not proud of. I’m sharing it because I’m learning, all the time, how to be a better athlete and how to tend to my body. […]

Make the Most of Your Stretching – Lauren Williams

Is your warm up your 5:00am wake up? Is it your “I’m finally done with work!” social time? Do you use it to make a checklist for the rest of the day? It’s probably a little bit of all of that, and that’s fine! Just try to make sure that it’s priming your body for […]