How To “Get It”

I’ve read a couple of nice Intro to CrossFit posts recently–it’s not perfect but I like this one the best and think it’s worth a read for newer and older folks alike.  (Thanks to AF for the original post and to our friends at H20 and Mountain...

The Lead and How To Swing It

It is no secret that we prioritize strength and power here at Woodshed.  Contrary to occasional belief, this is not meant to make your lives miserable by rendering you stiff, bloated, and immobile.  (It was, in fact, with great delight that I watched Alicia, Bethany,...

Technique Maxes Week

Orders of Business This Week: 1) Establish a technique max on your squat, press, bench, and deadlift.  Technique max is the uppermost weight which you can do with pristine, crisp form.  Squats must be below parallel, knees driven out, low back intact.  Presses are...

Two Short Training Lessons

1. I have been doing a lot of walking lately.  It’s nice cardio, I love being outdoors during the change of seasons, and it’s awesome head space for a busy enough person.  So I have a particular route near the gym I like best, and this week I noticed...

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Hi folks…something we are toying with is the idea of making our Tuesday and Thursday sessions focused classes again after the Open workouts conclude in April, where we’d program some Olympic lifting and skill work (in a teaching environment, i.e.,...