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18
Oct

WOD 10.19.17

I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with the overall progress of the gym from this past training cycle. You guys are KILLING...
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17
Oct

WOD 10.18.17

Do you skip workouts because the programming looks challenging? Too hard? Or maybe you feel like your body is not ready for what is scheduled...
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16
Oct

WOD 10.17.17

How often should we test our athletes? There is no direct answer to this question. Newbies to fitness can “test” weekly, biweekly or even monthly...
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15
Oct

WOD 10.16.17

We are entering the last week of our current training block. A lot of good things have been happening here. We have developed a real...
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12
Oct

WOD 10.13.17

Lifting weights faster is cardio, right? Well, not really. It does get your heart rate up. It does make you sweat. It does NOT necessarily...
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11
Oct

WOD 10.12.17

For TIME What does “for time” really mean? Most people assume it represents all out intensity from the call of 3,2,1, GO!! I beg to...
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10
Oct

WOD 10.11.17

CrossFit Defined: Constantly Varied Functional Movements Performed at High Intensity   Our interpretation of CrossFit: Learn your body and strive to move well. Then move...
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4
Oct

WOD 10.05.17

Remember all those participation trophies we collected as kids? Yep, me too. Do you know where all of mine ended up? If you guessed in...
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1
Oct

WOD 10.02.17

We are learning a new skill today called the German Hang!! 🙂 Trust me, this has nothing to do with hanging Germans…..its a gymnastic transition...
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29
Sep

WOD 9.30.17

Today may burn just a touch BUT you will not be burning alone. Get all this done in the time-cap and you can officially say,...
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28
Sep

WOD 9.29.17

I have noticed our members catching wind to the fact that when we do conditioning with a barbell, things can get crazy fast. I TOTALLY...
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27
Sep

WOD 9.28.17

Former competitive CrossFit athlete, Jason Khalipa, recently posted on his instagram, a mantra for loading the hips during a push press or jerk variation. His...
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26
Sep

WOD 9.27.17

Did you know that you can set yourself up for potential injury with faulty breathing mechanics? When you breathe in, your stomach should expand first...
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25
Sep

WOD 9.26.17

  Pretty soon we will be working a whole bunch of handstand push-up progressions. Handstands and handstand push-ups are pretty damn sexy. They are a...
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24
Sep

WOD 9.25.17

  TGIM!! Another start to a potentially great week. Its on YOU to make it great. Go.Get.IT!! – Coach AG   Balance: PVC OHS –...
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22
Sep

WOD 9.23.17

going…. Going…. LONG   Its Saturday folks! Time to go long…as in our workout will have another 30 min continuous clock with three (3) distinct...
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21
Sep

WOD 9.22.17

Over the years I have heard far too many people comment that they hurt themselves using a kettlebell, blaming the kettlebell for mandatory rest and...
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20
Sep

WOD 9.21.17

Hey Guys- I just wanted to say that it has been a lot of fun teaching our members the regression, progressions and positions of the...
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19
Sep

WOD 9.20.17

LOTS of AMRAPS today folks. If you have been following our progression…. we started in a much longer time domain several Wednesdays ago (15 mins)...
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18
Sep

WOD 9.19.17

Burpees over the rail of the erg are pretty damn awesome. Just be glad we don’t have enough rowers for everyone here 😛   –...
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17
Sep

WOD 9.18.17

Pre-requisite strength for the handstand is the headstand. It is very important to develop neck strength that is able to support the entire body while...
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15
Sep

WOD 9.16.17

Yes, our amrap today is 30 minutes long. All good b/c you got this. Stay calm. Pace EARLY. Keep your breathing and nerves under control....
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14
Sep

WOD 9.15.17

If you come to EDX Crossfit, understand that everyone will spend LOTS of time on the fan wheel bike……..no mercy for the lungs, not even...
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13
Sep

WOD 9.14.17

Did ya’ll know that grip strength plays a MAJOR role in wrist, elbow and shoulder health? Just because we use our hands a ton to...
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12
Sep

WOD 9.13.17

  What’s your X? That is a SUPER important understanding that we all need to have when we begin a fitness routine. So important that...
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11
Sep

WOD 9.12.17

  If you guys were not aware, EDX CrossFit off-site athlete Owen Bernstein qualified for and competed at the Granite Games this past weekend in...
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10
Sep

9.11.17

Push, Breathe. Push Harder, Breathe HEAVIER. GIVE IT YOUR ALL. If you play your cards just right, Cherry may be around to help you clean...
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8
Sep

9.9.17

We are bringing back a little partner action today. Pick a buddy to get some work done and share in the debauchery or pick someone...
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7
Sep

9.8.17

Do you guys LOVE wall ball shots yet? The truth is, I hated them when I first started CrossFit and Im pretty sure Liliana still...
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6
Sep

9.7.17

Barbells can create such a unique feeling when creating a conditioning effect through general work capacity. When picking up the barbell today for our breathing...
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5
Sep

9.6.17

When working intervals whether they are just cyclical in nature (think fan wheel bike) or done with some combination of gymnastics, the goal should be...
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3
Sep

9.4.17- Labor Day

RE: The Google Machine…..   Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic...
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1
Sep

WOD 9.02.17

  We are back to working our progressions this weekend 🙂   Just a heads up that we will not be holding classes this Monday...
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31
Aug

WOD 9.01.17

How do you grip the barbell? Have you noticed which hand you grab the bar with first? Maybe take notice because creating ritual makes such...
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30
Aug

WOD 8.31.17

We are backing off the intensity from the push press…..just for a short bit AND taking away the long hold over head. Its time to...
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29
Aug

WOD 8.30.17

Sooooo many AMRAPS today but its all good. We are working on building your sustainable conditioning base and improving your general work capacity. Not sure...
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28
Aug

WOD 8.29.17

Come to class and find out for yourself! -Coach AG   Balance: SCAP Push-up x 6-8 Hanging Scap Retraction x :20 Strict TTB x 4-6...
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27
Aug

WOD 8.28.17

Kettlebell Front Squat VS. Barbell Front Squat.   Which one do you think is better for you? Same movement but different tools which will yield...
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24
Aug

WOD 8.25.17

  I can’t tell you how many people I have come across in my career who have said they give up weights because “They get...
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23
Aug

WOD 8.24.17

Today’s Breathing portion is a CrossFit bench mark workout named “DT”   In honor of USAF SSgt Timothy P. Davis, 28, who was killed on...
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22
Aug

WOD 8.23.17

Wednesday is also known as “Moving Day” here at EDX Crossfit. The priority is mobilizing and moving blood, creating a flush and  promoting the development...
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21
Aug

WOD 8.22.17

  Being strong is cool. Looking fit is cool too. Here we prioritize developing function. The amazing thing is that your body’s function will dictate...
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20
Aug

WOD 8.21.17

Hey Guys!   T.G.I.M!!!! Please check out the Coach’s Corner blog for an index of common acronyms used in the programming at EDX Crossfit! -Coach...
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18
Aug

WOD 8.19.17

A haiku by Coach Angelo:   Building and breathing. Improved fitness improves life Better life for all.   Photo cred: Power Monkey Fitness -Coach AG...
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17
Aug

WOD 8.18.17

  See the look on Ashley’s face? THAT is what effort looks like. Working out is not always pretty. The weight on the bar DOES...
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16
Aug

WOD 8.17.17

  How to perform kip swings   Photo Cred: Power Monkey      https://www.powermonkeyfitness.com/   -Coach AG   Balance:   1 min EASY Breathing T-Spine...
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15
Aug

WOD 8.16.17

  A little sweat didnt hurt anyone? How about a lot of sweat? Nahh, that won’t do it either. We are going to breathe through...
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14
Aug

WOD 8.15.17

  Ladies and gentlemen, please let me introduce you to the climbing rope! In prioritizing the development of healthy shoulders, elbows and wrists; we will...
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13
Aug

WOD 8.14.17

It would be fair to think that I hate your legs. Honestly its the exact opposite. I.LOVE.Your.LEGS. They are strong and beautiful. We take for...
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11
Aug

WOD 8.12.17

  Fitness lingo 101-1:   Every wonder what the idea is behind these long(er) interval pieces on Saturdays? When we change workouts / movements and...
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10
Aug

WOD 8.11.17

  Puppies and beer. Two of my favorite things!!   -Coach AG   Balance:   2 mins jump rope practice 1 min thoracic mobility x...
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9
Aug

WOD 8.10.17

  Does holding a bar in the front rack cause wrist discomfort? Coaches tip: Its not your wrist that needs more mobility. When your lats...
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8
Aug

WOD 8.9.17

    Balance and Breathe: Thats all we have today folks!   Wednesday workouts are designed to be either a flush or an opportunity to...
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6
Aug

WOD 8.7.17

The picture for this blog says it all….Man or Woman.   Most people take their musculo-skeletal system for granted. We just EXPECT it to work...
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4
Aug

WOD 8.5.17

One of the best parts of living in Colorado is the predictability of the summer weather. Running is one of the best forms of exercise...
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3
Aug

WOD 8.4.17

Fitness lingo 101 Whether we are lifting for strength gains or moving through a conditioning piece (what we call breathing), a descending or ascending prescription...
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2
Aug

WOD 8.3.17

“There’s a lady that’s sure All that glitters is gold And she’s buying a stairway to heaven. When she gets there she knows If the...
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1
Aug

WOD 8.2.17

If you haven’t figured it out yet, we LOVE the kettlebell at EDX CrossFit. Utilizing single arm swings, cleans and snatches are a GREAT way...
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31
Jul

WOD 8.1.17

Shoulder stability is the name of the game, folks. We need it and LOTS of it. Part of our programming mission here at EDX CrossFit...
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30
Jul

WOD 7.31.17

1st person to post a comment on this blog guessing what is wrongly demonstrated in the picture above wins a free can of FitAid Hint...
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28
Jul

WOD 7.29.17

Working out is exactly what is sounds like……when done correctly, it should feel like work. Work is not always all business and no fun, but...
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27
Jul

WOD 7.28.17

Have tight shoulders? Did you know your ability to move your ribcage will dictate how well your shoulders move? Today our warm-up is going to...
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26
Jul

WOD 7.27.17

Its officially official. The city of Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is presenting the EDX CrossFit Ribbon cutting Thursday, 7,27 at 4:30pm. We will not be...
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25
Jul

WOD 7.26.17

Don’t forget that on Wednesday evening we offer GET BENT YOGA sponsored by UTURN Barbecue. Hopefully we will see you later tonight as well so...
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24
Jul

WOD 7.25.17

Wall balls…….Love them yet? They are great at drilling in good squat mechanics and building general leg endurance. Hopefully you will love them soon.  ...
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21
Jul

WOD 7.22.17

  If ya’ll didn’t already know, I absolutely LOVE programming Saturday workouts. With the little bit of extra time we have to workout, the extended...
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20
Jul

WOD 7.21.17

LEARN.TO.LOVE.THE.BIKE   Here at EDX we prioritize making you better. Frequently we are going to do this by pushing you to complete tasks that you...
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19
Jul

WOD 7.20.17

The power clean is a tremendous FULL BODY exercise. Its not about just picking something up off of the floor. We utilize the entire body...
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18
Jul

WOD 7.19.17

  THURSDAY July, 27 EDX CrossFit will be having our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony will begin at 4:30...
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17
Jul

WOD 7.18.17

  A little strength testing to nail down some structural balance ratios to start the day then we are all going to drink the cool-aid...
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13
Jul

WOD 7.14.17

Going into the weekend like WHOOOOOOOAAA! Tonight we have a BIG beer and yoga event sponsored by our friends over at UTurn Barbecue. Class starts...
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12
Jul

WOD 7.13.17

  Ill be honest, no one likes burpees….at least not in the beginning. This movement builds strength, local muscular endurance and provides a tremendous conditioning...
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10
Jul

WOD 7.11.17

I found my way into CrossFit because I have forever enjoyed the pursuit of strength potential through the use of barbell work and bodyweight mastery....
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6
Jul

WOD 7.7.17

  Its almost the weekend gang! Did you know that one week from today (Friday July 14) we are hosting a Yoga and Beer Social?...
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5
Jul

WOD 7.6.17

What does “For Time” mean? You will see this a  action title for many, many, MANY workouts in an environment that promotes high intensity interval...
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2
Jul

WOD 7.3.17

Here’s todays CrossFit WOD Programming: Balance:  8 Goblet squats 8 alt KB dead bugs 6 jefferson curls :40 heros pose   Build:  Back squat x...
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30
Jun

WOD 7.1.17

It’s July! No better way to jump into the month than with a morning endurance workout. Here’s your CrossFit WOD for today: Balance: In Any Order...
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30
Jun

WOD 6.30.17

Here’s your CrossFit WOD for today. Here’s our tip for the day: Just trust your coach that he’s got your back in training. Balance: Skill...
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28
Jun

WOD 6.29.17

Welcome to your CrossFit WOD for today! Get ready for some high intensity interval training in todays conditioning set!   Balance: 5 rounds not for time...
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27
Jun

WOD 6.28.17

Endurance WOD Balance: 15 mins constant movement Alt b/w 200m run + 200m ski 4 face the wall cleans / side 4 strict knees to elbows...
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26
Jun

WOD 6.27.17

Are you wondering where the mini blog posts have gone before each workout? Check out our new Coaches Corner Blog,  where you’ll find our latest...
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25
Jun

WOD 6.26.17

Are you wondering where the mini blog posts have gone before each workout? Check out our new Coaches Corner Blog,  where you’ll find our latest...
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23
Jun

WOD 6.24.17

Endurance : Balance: 12 mins constant movement 400m run 8 scap pull-ups 12 straddle hollow rocks :20 Upward facing dog   Build: In as few sets as...
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22
Jun

WOD 6.23.17

Balance: 3 sets :20 Planche lean 10 SLOW scap push-ups :20 lazy side plank / side :10 hanging scap retraction   Build:  Incline Bench Press x...
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20
Jun

WOD 6.21.17

Endurance Class Balance: 15 mins constant movement 200m run 10 banded lunges / side :15 star plank / side :20 hang   Breathe: 3 rounds for time...
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19
Jun

WOD 6.20.17

Balance: 3 sets Banded SLDL Banded shoulder dislocates Short bridge   Build: Every 2.5 mins x 5 sets Sumo Deadlift x 3-4 – all tough sets...
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18
Jun

WOD 6.19.17

How have you been doing your pull ups? Have you been kipping? Or even doing Butterfly pull ups? Great! But we hope you made sure...
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16
Jun

WOD 6.17.17

It’s running (and racing) season! If you’ve been coming to class, you’ve been running a bit outside in your workouts. Well, today is no exception....
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15
Jun

WOD 6.16.17

Have you heard about our Refer-A Friend program? it’s new, so maybe not… but now  you have! We understand that working out with a buddy...
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14
Jun

WOD 6.15.17

We want to take a minute here to give congratulations to one of our members. Amanda was one of our very first members, and from...
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13
Jun

WOD 6.14.17

Let’s talk about stability! In a recent study involving CrossFitters, it showed that the shoulders are one of two areas most injured. Furthermore – shoulder...
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12
Jun

WOD 6.13.17

Have you check our facebook page lately? Good, then you saw the post that briefly touched upon how much your grip matters. Let’s dive into...
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11
Jun

WOD 6.12.17

Just like you need to ease into your work week when it’s Monday morning, we also need to ease into our workouts. We spend 10-15...
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5
Jun

WOD 6.5.17

Just jumping right into Monday. Here’s your workout: CrossFit WOD: Balance: 4 sets 6 slow face the wall squats 8 goblet squats 10 hinge rows...
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28
May

Murph 5.29.17

This workout is at 9am. All other classes are cancelled today for Memorial Day. We do this workout in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy,...
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21
May

WOD 5.22.17

First, I want to thank everyone that came out to our Grand Opening Party this past Saturday! We hope you met a fellow member that you...
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15
May

CrossFit WOD 5.16.17

Some of this workout you’ll recognize as a progression from last week BUT we’re introducing our newest toy… the Kettlebell! Angelo gets REAL excited about...
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14
May

WOD 5.15.17

Some of these movements should start to look familiar! That’s because we’re in week 2 of our strength training progressions. Slow squats are what we’re...
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10
May

WOD 5.11.17

Balance: 4 sets 1 min EASY breathing 8 Scap HSPU 10 Air Squats :20 Rig Supported Heart Opener   Build: Overhead Squat x 10 @...
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8
May

WOD 5/9/17

Balance: Heart Openers Single Leg bridge Ups Hollow holds   Build: Every 2 mins x 6 sets: Sumo Deadlift x 6-8 Dips x 4-6 +...
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5
May

Endurance WOD 5/6

Yessss!! Welcome to your first 75-minute Endurance class! Don’t let the length of this class intimidate you. It’d designed to be manageable and to build...
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