Author: DJ Lynam

How’s Your Push Up?

If you have read my blog posts in the past you’ll notice that a topic that I like to touch on fairly frequently is movement quality (and coffee!). I write about it because I think it is extremely important when it comes to movement. Quality should always come before quantity. As CrossFitters we love our […]

5 minute flow

Mobility. Its amazing. We feel great after we do it. We perform better after we do it. We recover faster after we do it. But we never do it, not outside regular class times at least. Mobility is one thing has so many benefits and there are so many ways to reap these benefits, yet […]

Product Review: Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee

As many of you know I am an avid coffee drinker. I like to have a cup in the morning, and a cup in the afternoon. Many of you think I am crazy because I like to drink decaffeinated coffee in the morning, and then regular coffee in the afternoon, but I have found thats […]

Equipment Swag: Knee Sleeves

Take a look in your gym bag. What do you have in there? Amongst a few items you most likely have a pair of your favorite knee sleeves. Other than wrist wraps, knee sleeves are the most common thing I see people own when it comes to CrossFit equipment. And just like some pieces of […]

Mindful Movement

The simplest way to define CrossFit is: constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity. Functional movements can be simply defined as a movement pattern done in the gym that can be utilized in real life, such as a squat, which can help you learn how to properly pick up a box off the […]

Rip No More!

While coaching today I witnessed a few people tearing their hands from doing higher rep pull ups. I am sure many of us are not strangers to the concept of tearing a callous because we did a lot of reps on the pull up bar. Not only is it annoying to deal with during a […]

Strength Primers

We all know that a good warm up is necessary to have a good workout. We need to make sure we spend ample time preparing our bodies for the movements we are about to execute. This may include mobilizing certain joints, stretching or activating certain muscles, or performing drills to hone in technique for lifting. […]

Sprinkle in the Volume

Over the past couple of months something that I think has been a great addition to the gym is the Sweaty Swag Board (Thanks Nabil!). Every time I look at it there is something new added. Whether its extra credit burpees, a PR, or someone writing a personal goal, that thing is filled by the end […]

Walk this Way….Actually, Lets Just Drive

As some of you have known I was gone in Europe for almost a month, but I am now back! You can ask me about the trip any time you see me and I will do my best to give you the abbreviated version, but all in all it was an amazing experience. I saw […]

I Will Be In My Bed

Mentality is everything when it comes to completing any given task. Think back to a time outside of CrossFit where you had a big meeting or project at work, a big test in school, or a competition (does not necessarily have to be an athletic one). Try to remember the mentality you had going into […]