Improvement Through Scaling

Written by: Camzin Martin

We’ve all done it, standing at the white board staring down the text, refusing to be intimidated by the reps, sets, and time domains. We launch into the workout with fervor before realizing we were so wrong. The weight was too heavy, the reps too many, or the movement too advanced; either way the fitness benefits of the workout were left unrealized and we walk away with feelings of se... Read More

Our initial Ignorance - The Sacrifice Seems Worth It

Written by American Gainz Nutrition

We’ve all seen it, and to be honest a large part of our community has felt it. The August 23rd edition of a Morning Chalk Up article titled, “How Greg Glassman is Reshaping the CrossFit... Read More

PB Gainz & Core – Protein Bars

Written by American Gainz Nutrition

We often get questions from the fitness community and this topic in the last few weeks seemed to be the most recurrent; The health-conscious fitness athlete looking for a healthy protein bar to bridge the snack gap between meals.

Just like your powdered P... Read More

What it Took to Make the 2018 CrossFit Games

Written by: Kenzie Riley - 2018 CrossFit Games Athlete

Despite qualifying for The CrossFit Games 2 years back to back, I can say with 100% certainty; I am a totally different athlete today in 2018 than I was in 2017. My first year competing as an individual at last year’s CrossFit G... Read More

Recovery During Regionals/Games Competition

Written by Kenzie Riley
2017 & 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games Individual Qualifier


We hear a lot about recovery in the competitive CrossFit space. It’s almost a “buzz word” these days. From diet, to nutritional supplementation, to body work, to rest, and then of... Read More

Love -N- Fitness

Written by Janet Black

Is your significant other emerged in the world of fitness like yourself?

Have you ever noticed all the CrossFit couples out there and wonder what that relationship perk may be like?

If you’re a regular at your box and engulfed in the health & fitness community, it’s likely that it’s only a... Read More

Preparing for Next Year’s Open
Written by Camzin Martin - 3rd Place South Central 2018 Reebok CrossFit Open

The 2018 Reebok CrossFit Open has been full of expected and unexpected surprises. Some of the unexpected surprises included the introduction of new skills & improved (if you think so) movement standards, and let’s not forget the tasking of the CrossFit community to vote on the l... Read More

2018 Reebok CrossFit Open 18.5 Strategies
Written By American GAINZ Nutrition

2018 CrossFit Open Workout 18.5 is the Repeat WOD 11.6 & 12.5

– Let’s call it “Death by Fran”

Directly from the CrossFit Games website:  This workout begins with the barbell o... Read More

2018 Reebok CrossFit Open 18.4 Strategies
Written by American GAINZ Nutrition



2018 CrossFit Open Workout 18.3 – Let’s call it “Heavy Diane”

Directly from the CrossFit Games website:

Prior to starting this workout, the ... Read More

2018 Reebok CrossFit Open 18.3 Strategies
Let’s call it “Death by Double-Unders”


Directly from the Crossfit Games website:

This workout begins with the barbell and dumbbell on the floor, and the athlete standing tall with a jump rope in hand. After the call of “3, 2, 1 … go... Read More

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