• The Importance of Mobility

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    Fitness is more than cardio, diets, and weight loss. It’s about health. Fitness encapsulates 10 pillars: accuracy, agility, balance, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, mobility, power, speed, stamina, and strength.
    When I first joined CrossFit, I knew I was in for a challenge. Of the 10 fitness components, I needed significant improvements to nine of them. And, the one element I do have is the one I (once) devalued the most. Mobility. I underestimated the role and importance of mobility in fitness.
    Flexibility helps the body maintain a state of balance. It is key to long-term health, and is critical for performance. It improves recovery, joint health, and range of motion. Good mobility is the foundation to moving better; and when you move better, you get stronger and fitter faster. Specifically, flexibility affects agility and balance.
    Overlooking mobility can lead to greater risks for injury.

  • “The Art of Kettlebell” Workshop at CrossFit West10

    CrossFit in Vancouver @ CrossFit West 10 Join us at CrossFit West10 this Saturday, February 23rd from 4-6pm for a Kettlebell workshop provided by IKFSA Kettlebell Sport Coach Margaux Chan. When? Saturday, February 23rd from 4-6pm What will be covered? This technique-focused clinic aims to provide athletes a better understand of how to properly and

  • Recovery! The overlooked element of Fitness

    At first, it’s terrifying, intimidating, and maybe just preposterous. But after a few classes, you get it. You get why CrossFit is so addictive. You suddenly forget about the high-intensity WOD that had your body crying for serenity. The endorphin rush and sense of family and community have you yearning for more.
    There’s something to the cliche: too much of a good thing is never a good thing. It’s true. Overdulging in WODs needs to be harmonized with some recovery bliss.
    CrossFit is an addiction that you don’t want to kick; it’s an addiction you want to maximize the high with some adequate recovery. Muscle recovery is the most intelligent thing you can do for yourself if you want to see improvements and avoid injury. Recovery is an opportunity for your soft tissue to build and be stronger and perform better.
    Overtraining will hinder your progress, and distress your overall health and wellness.