Knowing is half the battle!


CrossFit Thousand Oaks is visiting this Saturday at 10am for a WOD, followed by beach volleyball at 1pm!  Grab lunch and meet us there.  Park somewhere near this location and then walk towards the beach, we’ll have an EZ-up with our sign waving in the wind!

Hang power snatch 3-3-3-3-3 reps

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the CrossFit Endurance and Running certification at CrossFit South Bay.  We spent two days discussing the proper mechanics of running and programming for the endurance athlete.  CrossFit Endurance is leading the way in a paradigm shift that is quickly gaining traction in the endurance world.  Learning proper mechanics is obvious and expected when learning to lift heavy weights, but not for running.  We are talking about addressing the fact that 85% of runners are injured each year.  From plantar fascitis, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, stress fractures, IT band syndrome, Runners’s knee, hamstring strains/pulls, the list goes on.  Yet no one is teaching how to run properly!  Like everything that we do in CrossFit, the CFE prescription is to learn proper technique first, then increase the intensity, then increase volume.  The current running prescription is the exact opposite, first people start running a lot more, then they go harder, then hope to attain better technique somehow.  We need to change the way we look at running.  Even if it means we slow ourselves down and take a few steps back, that ok!  Learning to run properly will benefit all other movement.  Focusing on a tight midline, activating the glutes and abs transfers over to any gymnastic or lifting skill.  Utilizing the natural elasticity in our achilles will help with jumping rope and box jumps.  Generally speaking, you will be more badass.



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