Looking Back to See What's Ahead - By Coach Jess

November 18, 2015

Thirteen years ago in October 2002, the CrossFit Journal released an article called “What is Fitness?” This article quickly became the foundation for CrossFitters everywhere and is still taught in every L1 coaching seminar and as a part of our Base Ca

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Mental Fortitude - By Coach Susan

November 2, 2015

"Burn the questions”

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Post-Workout Nutrition by Coach John M.

October 13, 2015

Coach John talks about post workout nutrition.

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Hang up those running shoes, it’s time to build some strength!

October 5, 2015

Sooo, I’m a runner. I like to run. I’ve been running all spring and summer. I know many of you are also keen on running or other “endurance sports”, too. The programming at Mountain Strength Crossfit was adjusted during the summer to help enduranc

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The “Wendler 5­3­1” Program: What is it?

September 23, 2015

All of you have probably heard by now that starting this October, we will be beginning our first Wendler cycle. You might ask, “what is that?” Great question!

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Ari's Insight into Traveling Healthy

August 25, 2015

Recently Ari and Rich took a trip to Utah for an amazing opportunity to meet and learn from some great people in the CrossFit community. She took some time to write up how they kept their energy and moods up on the long journey.

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Men's Health Interviews Coach Rich

July 3, 2015

Coach Rich was recently interviewed for the July/August 2015 edition of Men's Health

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The Mountain Strength Name

May 31, 2015

The only way to be ready for it was to train for anything and any possibility. The only thing I knew for sure was that the test would take place at night after a long day of training.

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The Pull-Up with Coach Liz

May 26, 2015

This month we are going to take a closer look at the pullup and the importance of proper form and how to perform mobility exercises to help reach that full range of motion. For those of you who went to mobility class these may look familiar.

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Endurance Class: Drills and Homework

May 6, 2015

Mountain Strength Endurance Class Here are some videos from the CrossFit Endurance camp that showcase some of the drills we have been doing at the track. Choose 3 - 4 drills to do 3 - 4 times each after your dynamic warm up and before your cadence and spr

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the Front Squat

May 5, 2015

Happy May everyone!!! This month’s article will be covering what we went over in April’s mobility class, so for those of you who came, this will be review. This month we are covering the Front Squat. In May’s mobility class we will be covering the p

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Endurance Class: Couch to 5k and Beyond Home work

April 28, 2015

Running homework for the Mountain Strength Endurance Class: Intervals will be done Wednesday mornings at the track. Perform Med on Friday and Long on Sunday or Monday

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Couch to 5k and beyond

April 6, 2015

Springtime is more than a calendar change: it’s a release. We can go outside without all the heavy clothing, and even the sun feels lighter on our face. NOW, at this moment of inspiration, is the best time to start a journey into fitness.

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Kettlebell Love with Coach Paul

November 17, 2015

Dammit, I just love kettlebells! I can swing those suckers around all day. If you don’t love kettlebells, then there is something wrong… maybe not something wrong with you as a person, perhaps it is merely that you haven’t been exposed to them as ev

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No Grains Challenge Wrap Up

March 9, 2015

Kaitlynn asked our recent winners of the No Grain Challenge some great questions about their experience.

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How did she improve so much?

March 9, 2015

I read a really interesting article the other day and what the article touches upon is something that had come up as a topic of discussion lately. For anyone who was at Friday Night Lights on March 6th, we all witnessed Jess get to the third round of the

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the Overhead Press with Coach Liz

March 3, 2015

Okay this month, the topic of movement and mobility is the Overhead Press. The press is a great movement and we do it more than we think in every day life. Every time you go to grab something off your top shelf or place your coffee cup on the roof of your

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Renegade Rowing at MSCF

February 3, 2015

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending Patrick Larcom’s Renegade Rowing Seminar here at MSCF. I love rowing, but it was a gradual process to get to this point. When I first started CrossFit, I had no idea what I was doing on an erg. But, aft

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The Air Squat with Coach Liz

February 2, 2015

Why do we do mobility? Why do coaches stress the importance of proper form? Our community is full of people who work in offices, have kids and are all come to Mountain Strength for the same reason, to prolong our lives and be able to keep up with our love

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Improve Your Performance: The Benefit of Massage for Athletes

January 28, 2015

Massage Therapy may be one of the most valuable tools for an athlete looking to speed up muscle recovery and decrease pain so they can achieve peak performance. While massage is sometimes viewed as a tool for relaxation and pampering, recent studies show

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