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Functional Fitness Programmed Right

Understanding functional fitness For the personal trainer, teaching functional fitness means training with a clear purpose. A purpose that reaches beyond the typical mantra of burning calories and building up beauty muscles. Traditional fitness methods that focus on how many and how much may have a positive impact on vanity, but usually lack function. Prescribing exercise that supports the natural …

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Part 3 – Is CrossFit for athletes? “So Tim…what do you think of CrossFit?”

Competitive athletes should NOT do CrossFit. Nearly 20 years ago the concept that would become CrossFit was an idea I believe many strength and conditioning professionals were considering. The now Head of Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of North Carolina, Jonas Sahratian and I discussed it while at The University of Kansas. Opening a gym that solely …

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Part 2: Is CrossFit Really Dangerous? “So Tim…what do you think of CrossFit?”

Written by Tim Crough, Fitness Entrepreneur | Performance Coach |Wellness Evangelist | Husband/Daddy | Striving for Humility | Ski Bum Wannabe I left off on Part 1 of this blog series (So Tim…What Do You Think of CrossFit?) praising CrossFit coaches who are educating themselves in strength training beyond what’s necessary for certification and finding methods to help athletes train …

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Part 1: “So Tim…What Do You Think of CrossFit?”

Written by Tim Crough, Fitness Entrepreneur | Performance Coach |Wellness Evangelist | Husband/Daddy | Striving for Humility | Ski Bum Wannabe There’s a clear reason that 73.5% of CrossFit athletes are getting injured… and surprisingly it’s not because of poor technique! In a recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 97 of 132 people surveyed (73.5%) …

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Hip Hinge: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Exercise is more than just building muscle and losing weight. It also should be functional for life, so that your health isn’t holding you back from doing the things you love to do as you get older. That’s why mastering all of the various fundamental movement patterns is extremely important. In this post, I’m going to focus on a critical …

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It’s time to stop playing with pain.

Preventative health through fitness is a hot topic. The Harvard Medical school says that exercising regularly, every day if possible, is the single most important thing you can do for your health. It does nice things like control appetite, boost mood, and improve sleep. And it can save your life by reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, depression, …

It’s Time to Stop Playing With Pain

Written by Tim Crough, Fitness Entrepreneur | Performance Coach |Wellness Evangelist | Husband/Daddy | Striving for Humility | Ski Bum Wannabe Preventative health through fitness is a hot topic. The Harvard Medical school says that exercising regularly, every day if possible, is the single most important thing you can do for your health. It does nice things like control appetite, …

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Hip Hinge: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Post written by Dustin Yantzi, Strength and Conditioning Coach | Personal Trainer Exercise is more than just building muscle and losing weight. It also should be functional for life, so that your health isn’t holding you back from doing the things you love to do as you get older. That’s why mastering all of the various fundamental movement patterns is extremely …

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WHEW! Check It Out! There’s A LOT Going On At Tim Crough Fitness!

Written by Tim Crough, Fitness Entrepreneur | Performance Coach |Wellness Evangelist | Husband/Daddy | Striving for Humility | Ski Bum Wannabe It’s been an exciting and busy last couple of months around Tim Crough Fitness, which is why it’s been awhile since my last blog post. Take a few minutes and learn about all of the exciting things we’ve got …

Fitting Fitness Into Your Schedule: A New Approach To The Gym

Written by Tim Crough, Fitness Entrepreneur | Performance Coach |Wellness Evangelist | Husband/Daddy | Striving for Humility | Ski Bum Wannabe You’re busy. Real busy. Maybe it’s your stage of life or circumstances that will pass, but usually it’s a cycle you can’t get out of. Eventually it gets overwhelming and exhausting and you find yourself without energy and totally …