Technique Tune Up Team

Here is some more information on what each one of our Technique Tune Up coaches likes to teach.  Please visit MindBody for their availability.  The cost is 30 dollars per half hour session.  *Physical Therapy rates vary based on type of visit. Kipping Pull Ups Kipping Toes to bar Olympic Read more…

Expanded Offerings

We are excited to announce some expanded offerings around Physical Therapy and a new program called Technique Tune Up.  There are now evening hours available for Physical Therapy appointments with Ruth Pardue, PT, DPT.  Please email info@crossfitsl.net if you have questions about Physical Therapy.  If you would like to make Read more…

Hand Care Revisited

Some thoughts on hand rips. 1.  Re-gripping or moving your hands a lot during the set.   Reduce the amount of friction by not moving around so much on the bar.  If you are re-gripping every 2-3 reps, this is way too much and will definitely lead you to rips. Read more…

Grip Differences

Grip variations in pull ups is a usual topic of conversation when people are just starting out with CFSL.  I thought it might be nice to review the different grips, width of grip, and why we do or don’t use them. First, let’s start with the way your hands are Read more…

Tip Time

Is there a particular skill that you just haven’t been able to complete?  Here is a tip, work on it with laser focus.  Work on it all the time.  If you want to be able to do full strict pull ups without a band, you must be doing pull ups Read more…

Postural Tips

I just wanted to highlight two areas where I see simple fixes in posture that would make a big difference in neck health.  (Sorry for the photo quality.)  In the first photo I am keeping my neck and head in neutral while jogging.  In the second I am letting my Read more…

Repost: The Pull Up

Steps along the pull up road. 1.  Getting a solid strict pull up.  This does not involve kicking and flailing your legs like you are frog or running in place.  Why the strict?  Because you must have the strength in your upper body to support you for moving on to Read more…