No more vegetables, please!

“Eat your vegetables!” This was the advise of our mothers and grandmothers alike. Amazing what good advice it was. It is common knowledge that veggies are nutritionally dense yet sparse in calories, which it great if you are trying to lose excess weight or maintain a healthy weight as you age. Mathematically, it is nearly impossible to out work your diet.

However, much like it was when I was a kid there are times when it is difficult to consume enough vegetables and if you are eating “clean” or following a plan like Paleo or Primal where vegetables are your primary source of carbohydrates you may find it challenging to consume enough of them.

So what is a person to do? I have had success with folks Continue reading

Can CrossFit prepare you for an Ultra Marathon?

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

Helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary results

 

Wall Balls & Ring Push ups

Ladies at CrossFit FerVor getting their WOD on!

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

Fear of CrossFit

I see this fairly often at CrossFit FerVor someone has heard about CrossFit and the kind of results that can be achieved through constantly varied funtional training but he/she is afraid.  Afraid that they will not be able to DO the things they have seen CrossFit Athletes do.  Afraid that they will Continue reading

Discomfort, is it a bad thing?

As athletes at CrossFit FerVor can attest, you will experience some discomfort when you get involved with CrossFit.  Initially as your body adapts to the rigors of constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity muscle soreness, lactate build up can be nearly crippling.  As in, “I need a spotter to help me off the toilet” kind of soreness.  But after a short period (generally a week or two) this type of discomfort passes.  The next level Continue reading

Activity vs. Results

At CrossFit FerVor we are committed to providing the most efficient and effective programming and methodologies to ensure that the time our athletes invest in training yields the best possible results.

Before CrossFit, I spent my training time like many other people.  I would go hit the gym, do some cardio on the treadmill, do some resistance / strength training on the machines and go to work (or home, depending on time of day) feeling better about myself for having engaged in an activity that was supposed to be helping me become healthier and more fit.  The problem was Continue reading

CrossFit and the inner voice

One of my greatest joys CrossFit FerVor is helping my athletes gain control of the inner voice.  For those new to the sport this is one of the main adaptations.  Clearly, the physical adaptations are what people come for leaner, fitter, healthier bodies and this is the safest, most efficient and effective way of obtaining those goals.  But beyond that Continue reading

Accomplishment….

Accomplishment.  The word can conjure up any number of images depending on whom you ask.  I believe it was described as the progressive realization of a worthy goal by Zig Ziglar.  At CrossFit Fervor we are honored to see accomplishment in action on a regular basis.  People improving their lives through fitness.  From being able to achieve Continue reading

“You Got This!” The power of community in CrossFit

There are many ways that CrossFit differs from other modalities designed to improve overall health and fitness.  I believe that there are two main differences: Intensity and Community.  Intensity as Coach Glassman states is the “independant variable most associated with improvement” and Community is the variable that enables CrossFit FerVor athletes to continually subject themselves to intensity.

Having been able to witness in person and via the web some of the worlds most elite athletes what has struck me as one thing that sets them apart is their ability to regualrly subject themselves to high intensity workouts or focus on building skills without the aid of a partner or other competitor present. Continue reading