Compression Socks: Are They Effective?

Compression Socks

Walk in any CrossFit gym in the country and you are sure to see quite a few people wearing knee-high compression socks.  These socks, also popular in the running and triathlon communities, are sold with the promise of  improved athletic performance and quicker recovery. Certainly compression socks have shown great benefit as a means to improve … Read more

Active Recovery

Active Recovery

If you are a runner, a cyclist, or a regular at a CrossFit gym, you have probably heard the term “Active Recovery.”  The phrase itself seems a bit oxymoronic, but the concept appears to have some basis in science (More on that later). Active recovery is the use of low-intensity exercise to resupply nutrients to … Read more

What is Health?

What is Health?

What is health?  According to a 1948 definition by the World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Ok, I like the broad definition which includes physical, mental, and social, but I am not so sure about the word, “complete.”  … Read more

Steve Prefontaine Quotes

Steve Prefontaine Quotes

Here are a few of my favorite Steve Prefontaine quotes: “A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.” “Some people create with words or with music or … Read more

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! … Read more