Here we are! Its that special time of year. For the vast majority of CrossFit society, this is our season. This is the celebration of all our hard work. The Open is our opportunity to surprise ourselves with personal records, the inevitable first muscle up, and undisputed improvement in the “repeat” WOD that will rear … Continue reading The Open Is Here
At CrossFit PHX we spend a considerable amount of time training and nurturing the best coaches to deliver results. From the top down, we have created an environment of mutual support and healthy competition that will bring the best out of you each and every day. We have created an environment where people are able … Continue reading Our Commitment To Our Members
This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to experience a Wim Hof Breathing seminar with the Be-Jaya team. Chris and Jared lead my community through a series of breathing exercises that stimulate both the sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous systems. They capped it off by putting us through a 20 … Continue reading Breathology with Be-Jaya
Over the past few weeks I have had the pleasure to meet and discuss the speed bumps and road blocks with our members and athletes. These are the Top 3 reasons they struggle with the commitment to a fitter lifestyle. Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: Change is slow! One piece at a time. … Continue reading The Struggle is Real
Goals create purpose. Goals generate momentum. Goals get us out of bed and into the gym on the days that we may not feel like training. Goals make us accountable to ourselves and others. No matter the motivation, goals are extremely important. Be they performance, aesthetic, or lifestyle-based, nothing is off limits. Nothing is too … Continue reading Goals: Not Just a Good Idea, They Are Necessary
Last night I had my first dry needle appointment at CrossFit PHX. We’ve brought in a legit Physical Therapist who’s worked with/on the likes of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Steelers in the past. He was a collegiate baseball player and is now an avid CrossFitter. This lends well to the work that he does … Continue reading Meet Dr Matt
The Recreational Eater: “I’m only here so I don’t feel guilty about all the stuff I’m gonna put in my body after this workout.” These are the folks that probably keep it the most real. They train so they can live life uninterrupted. Honest with themselves and their speed of life, keeping the old ticker … Continue reading The Athletes of PHX: Who They Are and How They’re Coached
Fitness: We’ve got you taken care of. Be consistent. Trust the program. Drill your weaknesses. Master the fundamentals. As monotonous as it may be at times, being able to squat, press, and pull with solid position, a stable core, and proper sequencing, will only lead to faster progression down the road. On top of that, … Continue reading The Triangle of Gains!
There are stages to the learning process. Take a look at any given movement in your CrossFit Toolbox. How well you perform it, especially amidst the grip of fatigue, will tell you a lot about where you are on this spectrum of learning. Unconsciously Incompetent (You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know): You just started at … Continue reading Stages of Competence: The Learning Process of Movement
As we program workouts, there is an expectation of performance that goes with them. It is the expectation of performance that dictates how a workout should be scaled. Your scale determines the intensity that is sustainable throughout a given training session. To that end, intensity determines scale, and we are moving towards a period in … Continue reading Programming’s Priority
As we slide into this next phase of conditioning and strength maintenance, the coaches of PHX want to congratulate the Family on everything that you’ve accomplished in strength gains over the last 12 weeks. Because you stuck to the program, we had over 85% of our athletes PR their lifts. This is a true testament … Continue reading Congratulations On Your Gains!