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You’ve Got Goals

 but Are They S.M.A.R.T.? By: Jenessa Connor You’ve probably been thinking about goals since the day you started CrossFit. Per your basics instructor’s suggestion, you might even have a page or two in your WOD journal dedicated to…
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Quality v. Quantity

By: Reuben Pearlman First things first, there are really two conversations to have regarding quality and quantity as it relates to your training program. One is the quality of the individual movement performed during a workout session (e.g.,…
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Training the Energy Systems

By: Jenessa Connor Ask most CrossFit athletes what they like about CrossFit, and you’re guaranteed to hear something about the variety an average WOD delivers – only when the clock strikes 8 p.m. and Wodify updates do you know if the…
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Programming Changes at CrossFit 718

By: Reuben Pearlman There has been a major change happening at CrossFit 718 – and you may be unaware of it. No, it doesn’t have to do with new equipment, or our new doors and awnings. This change is much sneakier, and it has a much deeper…
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Rate of Perceived Exertion

By: Reuben Pearlman Have you noticed a new acronym floating around the box lately? “RPE,” which stands for “rate of perceived exertion,” has been popping up in our programing somewhat regularly as of late. And no, this isn’t one…
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The Benefits of Jumping Rope

By: Reuben Pearlman If you were unable to attend our last double under workshop, you’re in luck! Crossfit 718 is hosting another workshop on June 26, 2016.   If you did attend our last one, then you know how valuable the time…
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Beat the Streets

Throwdown – Round 2! By: Jenessa Connor Last summer’s block party was pretty legendary, but we’re determined to go bigger and better (this is CrossFit, after all) with the second annual Beat the Streets Throwdown on July 30, 2016!…
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Athlete of the Month: May 2016

Brian Wood By: Jenessa Connor Brian Wood describes his intro to CrossFit as a bit of an “ego check.” He was 41 at the time and, despite hitting the elliptical machine at the gym and pushing a stroller around Park Slope, felt pretty out…
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Shirts vs. Skins

By: Jenessa Connor  Where do you stand on the great Shirts vs. Skins debate? Does a sweaty shirt slow you down? Or is it a vital layer of protection against barbell hickeys and gym floor grit? Are your pit stains badges of honor? Or do you…
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718 Strength

You asked and we listened.... Our once popular Strength class is starting up NEXT week. We are running a strength class every Monday Wednesday and Friday at 7am & 7pm. Looking to get shredded, looking to tone up or bring up those numbers,…
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5 Signs You Could Be Overtraining

By Jenessa Connor This article was originally published on TheBoxMag.com and appears with their permission.  Yesterday’s WOD felt more brutal than usual, and you’re still exhausted today. Are you overtraining? Probably not. “It’s…
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Running for CrossFit Athletes

By: Reuben Pearlman Athletes who have been with CrossFit 718 for some time know what’s coming as the weather turns warmer. For those of you that are new athletes, you may be in for a surprise. Warm weather means one thing around here: more…
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Got 10 Minutes? Get a Muscle-Up.

By: Jenessa Connor We all know that more complicated skills and gymnastic movements take a little extra work. In other words, if you only practice muscle-ups on the days they’re programmed, you probably won’t become very proficient…
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Building the 718 Community

By: Reuben Pearlman You’ve all heard it before. To outsiders, Crossfit is viewed as a “cult.” The thing is, Crossfit is more than simply an exercise routine. What makes Crossfit unique transcends coaches and programming. Crossfit, centered…