Plyometric Boxes – Build a Pair for $40

Homemade Plyometric Boxes

If you spend any time in a CrossFit gym, you will workout using plyometric boxes.   Since I am incorporating more plyo work into my sprint training, I decided to add a pair to my home garage. I found a pair of boxes at Rogue Fitness – however each 20 inch box costs $85.  No THANKS! […]

2012 CrossFit Games: Predicting Performances at the Regionals

CrossFit Games - Predicting 2012 Regionals Results

Are you participating in or following the 2012 CrossFit Games?   If so, I have some awesome news – RxAnalytics has created a new application that can estimate how you might perform at the Regionals.  And this applies to everyone, not just the the actual competitors.  Best of all, this application is part of a broader service […]

Logan Gelbrich: Finding Success after Baseball

CrossFit Games Logan Gelbrich

In 2008, Logan Gelbrich was living his dream.  After playing baseball for 4 years at the University of San Diego on a combination athletic and academic scholarship, Logan was drafted by the San Diego Padres.  His only goal: to become a major league catcher.  But, after two seasons in the minor leagues, Logan was released […]

Achilles Rupture, CrossFit, and High-Rep Box Jumps

A few weeks ago, prior to the start of the 2012 CrossFit Games, I estimated that 40,000 people would register for the Open.  I was wrong.  By the beginning of the first workout, approximately 55,000 people had signed up. Last night the third open workout was announced:  An 18 minute AMRAP of 15 box jumps, […]

Rogue Fitness: A Start-up Success Story

Rogue Fitness

If you are a member of a CrossFit gym, you can’t miss it.  From bumper plates, to abmats, to my personal favorite, the GHD machine, the Rogue Fitness name is everywhere. Founded in 2006 and based in Columbus, Ohio, Rogue has enjoyed phenomenal growth.  According to Web Smith, AKA @CrossFitChron and the man responsible for […]