I’ve known Kelly through San Francisco CrossFit for three years and, as a client and athlete, was fortunate to have had the chance to preview the thoughts behind the book in advance.
I’ve also had the opportunity to experience his groundbreaking approach to human movement and performance. He has fundamentally changed my perception about what it means to be a well-balanced, functional athlete. Now, everything he espouses is neatly codified in this well organized work.
The dogma regarding athletic performance has historically had a hierarchy and belief system that starts with this collection of thoughts: You are a great (average) athlete because you are strong (weak) and in amazing (poor) cardiovascular shape.
Morning workouts. Sets and reps. Mile markers. Best times. Pushing yourself to the limit. Pushing your limit.
All connotations with the word ‘training.’ Finding out how far the body can go and then taking it there and further again . . . and again . . . and again.
But that’s only half of it. Athleticism isn’t just muscles flexing and extending, coordination of movements, and pushing for more speed. On a cellular level, the body is also converting fuel into energy to support these processes. So shouldn’t we train that system, too?
WellnessFX Baseline launched early last year and since then thousands of members have been tracking their biomarkers and consulting with our practitioners to improve not only the present, but the future as well.
Many of our members are active athletes and more and more we’ve seen interest in measuring other biomarkers to track and improve physical performance, energy and vitality. We’ve been working hard consulting with our practitioners, extensive health network, and knowledgeable staff and we’ve come up with an answer: WellnessFX Performance Panel.
Maybe. But then again, maybe not. Traditionally, the idea is: want to get better at running? Run a lot. Swimming? Swim until you sprout gills. Biking? Bike until . . . you get the picture.
CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie has a new book out where he talks about these questions and more: Power Speed ENDURANCE. Brian came by the WellnessFX offices to chat with our CEO Jim Kean about his new book, the common problems with posture and mobility, and how weight training can help break years of bad habits. Here’s a snippet of their conversation:
CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie recently sat down with WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean. They talked about Tim, his diet, and the body’s fuel system. Brian then goes on to share tips from his own diet during training and leading up to a competitive event.