Tag Archives: WOD

The Tao of KStarr: A Jim Kean Book Review

K-StarI recently had the opportunity to review my good friend Kelly Starrett’s book, “Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance.

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.

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How to Workout When Time Is Not On Your Side

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The days are getting shorter. The Holiday Season is rolling around. Family is visiting. There’s less and less time for the things you know you need: like exercising.

Many people use time as an excuse and, like it or not, it’s just that: an excuse. We find the time for television, checking facebook, and playing Words With Friends on our phone, right? If exercising is important to us (which it should be), we should find the time for that, too.

I know what you’re thinking. When you do have time, it’s not enough time. Fifteen minutes here, fifteen minutes there. You can’t get anything done with that, right?

Wrong.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Mobility WOD Loves WellnessFX

Thanks to Kelly Starrett, author of the incredible Mobility WOD and co-founder of San Francisco CrossFit, for publishing an in-depth look at the power of the WellnessFX platform and measuring your lifestyle and nutrition. Check out Kelly’s thoughts here and enjoy the videos of the experience below.

If you’re interested in WellnessFX in your neighborhood, sign-up here to be the first in line.

In health,

-The WellnessFX Team

INTERVIEW WITH KELLY STARRETT

BLOOD TEST CASE STUDY & WELLNESSFX WALKTHROUGH

JULIET STARRETT INTERVIEW

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

WellnessFX and CrossFit

One of the fastest rising sports phenomena in history has been that of CrossFit. Starting from a few thousand West Coast adherents at the early part of last decade, it has grown into a worldwide sports movement of over 2.5 million people with its own sports language, standardized methodology, and culture. With current growth rates of over 50% annually, it has created a sport around being “fit.”

As a training methodology it emphasizes being a good general athlete performing a variety activities in different circumstances. As opposed to a regular gym, you not only compete with yourself to improve but also work with a group to perform the Workout Of the Day or WOD. These generally involve performing a warmup, learning specific skills and applying these skills within a 10-15 minute workout aimed at improving your metabolic conditioning. The entire ethos of CrossFit is self improvement combined with teamwork and encouragement from the CrossFit community, both at your gym and worldwide.

Crossfit Affiliates or “Boxes” are also very much into the sharing of best practices, workouts, and results online – whether through posting videos to YouTube or updating CrossFit forums. It is literally the first worldwide open source sport phenomena. In part, its appeal also arises from the fact that everyone does the same workouts. The only difference between a world-class athlete and a 70-yea- old grandmother is intensity and scale. This grassroots level of programming and democratization has led to CrossFit becoming viral worldwide without a huge amount of corporate investment from a central authority. Needless to say, CrossFit in its current iteration would have been impossible even 15 years ago since the method of communication and spreading is that of the internet.

At WellnessFX, we applaud as well as embrace the CrossFit movement as we feel it closely aligns with our mission to democratize health. CrossFit empowers and supports everyone in the community to lead a healthier lifestyle, tailoring fitness to suit their abilities and needs, yet always pushing them a step beyond.  Sign up for your local box today to see what the movement is about.

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.