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progress & growth

In an effort to continually grow and improve CrossFit 718, Israel and I have recently made some changes and additions to the box and our programming. In case you missed it, here’s what’s new.  Leaderboards. They’re up! We’re displaying…
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T2B: Toes To Bar

By: Reuben Pearlman T2B, or Toes to Bar, is an essential CrossFit movement. It is classified as a gymnastics movement, which I discussed briefly in last month’s article on the Muscle Up. Although T2B is fundamentally a simpler movement…
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WOD Tracking

Brush Your Teeth. Wash Your Hands. Track Your WODs. By: Jenessa Connor Regular WOD tracking is nonnegotiable. If you’re not recording the details of your work at the box, you’re ignoring one of the key components of CrossFit and getting…
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Muscle-Up, Brooklyn

By: Reuben Pearlman CrossFit uses the term “gymnastics” not only to include the traditional competitive sport but all activities where the aim is body control. It is within this realm of activities that athletes can develop extraordinary…
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August 2015: Athlete Newsletter

WOD for the Road By: Jenessa Connor Vacations are great and work trips are unavoidable, but it’s tough to be away from the box for an extended period of time. We all worry about losing ground on lifts and missing our favorite benchmark…
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The Clean & Jerk

Personally, I was introduced to the benefits of barbell lifts early on. My strength and conditioning coach in high school drilled us in four basic lifts; the back squat, deadlift, bench press and the power clean. For my coach, and I imagine…
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Snatches

Snatches By: Reuben Pearlman CrossFit is chalk-full (pun intended) of unique terms for exercises: WOD, AMRAP, and EMOM, just to name a few. Many athletes entering a CrossFit box for the first time are also introduced to the names for common…
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July 2015: Athlete Newsletter

Pre and Post WOD Fueling By: Jenessa Conner Everyone’s nutritional needs are different, and “eating for performance” means one thing when you’re on The Zone, but something else when you’re eating Paleo. So, what should you be eating…
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June 2015: Athlete Newsletter

It looks simple, but rowing can be tedious, exhausting and even dangerous when it’s not done properly. Make sure you’re set up for safety and success every time you get behind the flywheel by avoiding these eight common rowing mistakes. 1.…
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May 2015: Athlete Newsletter

New Athletes: These First 60 Days are Crucial We all know that CrossFit’s not for everyone. But, if you survived the intro class and got through basics, chances are that you’ve been bitten by the bug. You’re liking that euphoric endorphin…