Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Story Behind Memorial Day Murph

On June 28, 2005, Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy along with his team found themselves caught under intense fire on a mountainside while on an assigned mission in Afghanistan. Because of their location, communication was disabled and the team of 4 undertook every action possible to fight off the numbers they were against. Nicknamed as "The Protector" for his selfless leadership and courageousness, Lt. Murphy stepped on into the open so he could reach a connection to call for backup. Knowing well of the circumstances, Murphy was wounded along with 2 others on his team which led to their [...]

Why CrossFit Works

If you haven’t ever read the classic article titled “What Is Fitness” from the October 2002 issue of the CrossFit Journal, we highly recommend you do so. This premise of this post is to break down a small portion of that article for quick overview and understanding. We believe educating our members as much as they are willing to learn is important and therefore, the purpose of this post is to do just that by focusing on the effectiveness of CrossFit training. It’s clear that CrossFit has an evangelizing effect on many of its athletes and rightfully so. However, few [...]

The Health Benefits of Fish Oil & Omega-3 Fatty Acids

When it comes to CrossFit and living an active lifestyle the question often comes up sooner or later regarding which supplements, if any, should one be taking. With a plethora of options and information that can easily lead to confusion, there is a good need for at least getting the basics right. This would first include a good multivitamin, and second, some sort of form of fish oil or in the case for this article, omega-3 fatty acid. Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are Important The recent rise in popularity of omega-3 fatty acids is primarily due to research based around [...]