As a box owner, I get forwarded a lot of the anti-CrossFit articles, etc. that are out there. Most focus in on YouTube videos of poorly trained athletes with poor mechanics are pushing themselves to perform at levels that they are not prepared for. Many aren’t even doing CrossFit. Like the third lady (HERE) who is apparently participating in a power lifting event in this CrossFit Fail compilation. CrossFit is just an easy target
Although, statistically you are less likely to suffer a serious injury than playing most contact sports (Reference:National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health). This syncs up with my anecdotal evidence. The majority of injuries I see with our athletes come from sport: basketball, volleyball, softball, etc. This makes some sense as in the gym environment the majority of factors and vectors are set and predictable. Whereas in sport shear forces on joints and contact with another object or person moving in unpredictable directions pose a greater opportunity for injury.
I am not the first, nor will I be the last (or the most eloquent) defender of CrossFit training efficacy, safety and efficiency. However, there is another criticism that we probably have earned.
How many training hours or miles do you need to prepare for an Ultra-Marathon? Well I just completed the Cowtown Ultra in Ft Worth, Texas. I prepared using CrossFit and an occasional long run on Sunday. In fact in the three months leading up to the Cowtown, I only Continue reading →
Anyone who is familiar with “The Biggest Loser” knows Personal Trainer Bob Harper. Those of you who are unfamiliar with CrossFit may not know that he has embraced CrossFit as his training method. He and his own personal trainer, Sam Upton, recently went to get their CrossFit Level 1 Cert.
Now he is as qualified as Coach Mel and Coach Chuck to help you achieve your goals. Fortunately, CrossFit FerVor here in Mansfield Texas is much more cost effective!
There is a fair amount of misconception among the general public that lifting weights will make women look bulky like the body builders or like a man. The Fact is Women were made to be strong and athletic. They were designed to be able to lift and carry things and when they lift they look like women. Curvy and beautiful. Women who are huge bulky “body builders” have had to supplement their training with substances that have them grow in unnatural ways. This WILL NEVER happen by accident. Lift hard, work hard, train hard and display the natural beauty that is aching to reveal itself to you.
A common misconception around fitness and weight lossis that you can be too far gone. I know a mother of four who thought she was too fat for CrossFit. That was a couple of years ago and now she is the target that the newer ladies are chasing here at CrossFit FerVor in Mansfield, Texas.
I would like to introduce you to Truston Baba. He is the Assistant Pastor at Living Church (www.livingchurch.com) in Mansfield, Texas. He is active building his church as well as an ambassador with the Mansfield Area Chamber of Commerce (www.mansfieldchamber.org). Which is where we met. He was part of the group Continue reading →
First a quick question. What do the people, described in the list below, have in common? School teachers ranging in age from 23 to 59, two mothers of four, a police officer, a 55 year old ICU nurse, a couple of nursing students in their 20’s, a physical therapist, a recent marketing graduate and photographer, an optometrist, a highschool football coach, a cosmotologist, a volleyball coach, a plumbing supply saleman, a 46 year old entreprenuer and a pastor. Answer: They are normal people, in normal jobs, living normal lives, just like you. Except, they are also Continue reading →
Recently, I had a new athlete join CrossFitFerVor here in Mansfield, Texas. She had been “staying in shape” by attending the four week boot camps that I see advertised in the area, you know the ones. Seems like they have a good business going. Classes are regularly booked and they seem to keep people coming back.
No equipment, no facility, no investment on their part.
Recently, one of the athletes here at CrossFit FerVor in Mansfield was talking about his experience with personal training in the big box setting. “The first guy they tried to put me with was fatter than me.” So he requested another trainer. “I was spending 450 bucks a month and each month I thought Continue reading →