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8 signs that you might be uncoachable

I would think most people want to be described as “coachable,” or “a pleasure to work with.” Some people, though, have a hard time abandoning how they want to do things for the sake putting their faith in a coach’s hands. Why? Because it’s hard to put your trust in someone else, especially when you’re…

How to prevent/treat hand tears.

Rips of the skin and calluses on the hands are an annoying and painful part of any physical exercise that uses the hands intensively. Anyone can get them, and there’s no getting around that fact. You can get them from shoveling snow, playing baseball, throwing the javelin, climbing ropes, or swinging on bars. You can…

Rx gone wrong

Not finishing a workout under the time cap is scaling. Sorry. Please wipe “Rx” from beside your name. I can’t take credit for this piece of wisdom. That goes to Karen Katzenbach of 30A CrossFit, who shared it with me when modifying a workout for a fictional but all-too-real athlete in the Journal’s “60-Second Scaling” series. The stubborn…

MadLab Fitness Testing

Why do we use the MadLab Fitness Rating (FR)? Our clients often ask this question. Why do we use a fitness rating to measure all our clients, regardless of whether they have lofty or humble fitness goals? Isn’t fitness testing expensive and convoluted and just for elite athletes? Why is a medicine ball sprint, a…