Points of Performance: The Shoulder Press


The shoulder press is one of the nine foundational movements in CrossFit. It's also known as the strict press or the overhead press. The shoulder press is called a “strict” press because you get no assistance or transference of momentum from your lower body when moving the bar overhead. However, the core and hips are [...]

Points of Performance: The Shoulder Press2021-01-08T14:35:38+00:00

Benchmark: DT


To honor those who have fallen, CrossFit pays tribute by naming workouts after these men and women. DT is a benchmark “Hero WOD” that is done to honor one of our fallen heroes. The Workout 5 Rounds 12 Deadlifts (155/105 lb) 9 Hang Power Cleans (155/105 lb) 6 Push Jerks (155/105 lb) DT is [...]

Benchmark: DT2021-01-04T13:59:35+00:00

Points of Performance: The Overhead Squat


The overhead squat is a squat performed with weight held overhead. It’s a complex movement that demands full-body strength and mobility. Not to mention it is a killer core exercise that also builds balance, coordination and body awareness. Take the time to learn how to properly squat with weight over your head. Start with [...]

Points of Performance: The Overhead Squat2020-12-22T17:50:54+00:00

Points of Performance: The Front Squat


Once you’ve learned the points of performance for the air squat, you’ll build on what you’ve learned with additional foundational movements, like the front squat. The front squat introduces a front-load to the air squat. By adding weight to the front of your body, your center of mass shifts forward. With this front load, the tendency [...]

Points of Performance: The Front Squat2020-12-22T10:22:34+00:00

Body Image: Reclaim, Redefine Your Standard Of Beauty


By Whitney Dunn, Rhapsody Coaches Mentorship Program at Rhapsody Fitness in Charleston, SC Won’t my arms get too big? What about my thunder thighs? Will I get bulky?  Ladies. Let’s talk about body image. These are just a few of the many questions (laced with self-criticism…) I hear from the wonder women inside and outside [...]

Body Image: Reclaim, Redefine Your Standard Of Beauty2020-12-17T18:28:23+00:00

Benchmark: Jackie


Jackie is a benchmark WOD where the intended stimulus is meant to be a significant cardiovascular challenge. The intensity should be high, the thrusters should be light and the goal should be speed. The Workout "Jackie" For time: 1000 meter Row 50 Thrusters (Men - 45 lbs; Women - 35 lbs) 30 Pull-Ups This workout [...]

Benchmark: Jackie2020-12-09T11:48:55+00:00

Points of Performance: The Air Squat


When you’re first getting started with CrossFit, one of the first movements you’ll learn is the air squat. And it's an exercise that you'll continue to practice over and over again. At first, this might be surprising because it seems like such a basic movement. But the reason why you start with the air [...]

Points of Performance: The Air Squat2020-12-05T05:33:44+00:00

Benchmark: Cindy


Some benchmark WODs, like Cindy, look simple. But looks can be deceiving. The Workout "Cindy" 20-minute AMRAP 5 Pull-Ups 10 Push-Ups 15 Air Squats In 20 minutes, complete as many rounds of pull-ups, push-ups and air squats as you can. Your score is the number of rounds you complete, plus any additional reps you [...]

Benchmark: Cindy2020-11-27T13:31:25+00:00

Cultivating A Coaching Culture


By Alan Shaw, Co-Founder and Head Coach of Rhapsody Fitness in Charleston, SC We’ve established the key differences between an instructor and coach. Now it’s time to take it up a notch and tackle coaching culture - what it is and what it takes.  A coaching culture is a dynamic in which both coaches [...]

Cultivating A Coaching Culture2020-11-25T14:39:46+00:00

Benchmark: Fran


Many of the CrossFit benchmark workouts, like Fran, have girls' names. Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, figured that an incredibly demanding workout leaves you feeling like a storm hit you. So, just as the US National Weather Service uses women's names to identify storms, he used women's names to identify workouts. The Workout [...]

Benchmark: Fran2020-11-20T10:01:33+00:00
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