Entries by Craig Parcells

July 4th CrossFit Total

Hey Athletes, On July 4th all athletes will be doing the CrossFit Total. What is the CrossFit Total? The CrossFit Total is three max lift attempts at each of the following lifts: Back Squat, Strict Press, Deadlift. Here is an old video of the Crossfit Total at Crossfit HQ in Santa Cruz. Here is how we will […]

Betsy Mackin

“The Orchestra” by Betsy Mackin Me……. Barbell Club ?????? I don’t think so…..I’m too old……. First of all, my perception of weightlifting was way off. I thought you had to be very muscular, a man, willing to make strange faces and grunt…a lot….I’m not kidding here! But the biggest myth, I thought weightlifting was pulling […]

Battle of the Burbs II

The first Battle of the Burbs competition was held on July 14th, 2014. At Battle of the Burbs the events are designed to be doable for any athlete. The competition is about capacity more than a high degree of skill. Everyone can run…just how fast? Everyone can deadlift..just how much? Because of this, the Rx’d […]

The Crossfit Games Open

What is it? The Crossfit Open is the first step in a 3 stage process dedicated towards finding the fittest man and woman on earth. The Open in 2015 consists of 5 workouts over 5 weeks. (Feb 26th-March 26th). At the conlusion, the top 60 men and women from each region will attend the regionals […]

What is the Paleo Diet?

Basics: Describing The Paleo Diet Describe how The Paleo Diet works. With readily available modern foods, The Paleo Diet mimics the types of foods every single person on the planet ate prior to the Agricultural Revolution (a mere 500 generations ago). These foods (fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood) are high in the beneficial nutrients […]

The Sitting Solution

One of the things that is so great about the Paleo Diet is that it has this sort of “shot gun” approach with regards to what is possible when one takes on this lifestyle. In other words, many people may begin the Paleo Diet with the goal to lose weight, but after doing a 30-day […]