How to Stick with Your Fitness Resolutions

Each January, people everywhere set resolutions for the new year.  An overwhelming majority of those people rank losing weight and getting in shape as their top resolutions.  And, unfortunately, only a very small amount of those people stick to those resolutions long enough to achieve their goals. So how can you overcome the odds and … Read more

The Importance of Box Squatting

Box squatting is a technique made popular by Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell, but it’s not only beneficial for powerlifters to do them.  They have a great carryover to Olympic lifts and to CrossFit. And, when done correctly, the box squat is one of the safest and most efficient ways for athletes of all skill … Read more

Are Carbs Bad?

Carbs are often blamed for being “bad” in today’s society.  In recent years, low-carb diets like Keto and Paleo have become extremely popular.  So what is a carb, anyway? Carbs are a macronutrient, along with protein and fat.  Carbs includes foods like bread, rice and fruit. Carbs contain about 4 calories per gram, while protein contains … Read more

Do I Already Need to be “In Shape” to Start CrossFit?

When people think of CrossFit, the typical image is of buff, sweaty guys and girls throwing around barbells, flipping tires and doing all sorts of crazy gymnastic movements that you could never imagine yourself doing.  However, step into a group class at any local CrossFit gym, and you’ll see a variety of people from all … Read more

Chasing Goals

Here’s why you have a coach: There’s too much out there. You know you can’t do everything. A lot of it looks–or sounds–good. I’m talking about diet plans, supplements, workout programs, or even daily WODs. But you can’t do it all, and trying to do too much will actually set you back. I’m guilty! Everyone … Read more

How to NOT Get Injured in CrossFit

Talk to anyone about CrossFit and many will immediately counter with “I heard CrossFit gets people injured.”  I hear this concern often from prospective members.  However, at Battleship CrossFit and many other CrossFit gyms, we prioritize movement quality and member safety above everything else. This starts with our On-Ramp program. We require all new members … Read more

Tips for Reaching Your Fitness Goals

It’s that time of year again when everyone sets new goals.  Unfortunately, most people don’t succeed in reaching their goals.  One big factor in determining success or failure lies in lack of accountability and a lack of clarity. This is especially true for a fitness-related goal that can get tough when you’re in it alone. … Read more

4 Myths about CrossFit That Might Surprise You

#1. I won’t “fit” in. When you show up to a CrossFit gym, you’ll find a different scene than the one you saw on television. Guess what else? You might be farther along in your fitness journey than other people attending the class… It’s surprising, but one of the biggest factors keeping people from the … Read more

Time Caps: Is It Good or Bad?

More and more often, we are adding time caps to almost all of our WODs at Battleship CrossFit.  We do have good reasons, I promise.  Read on to learn why… It’s all about intensity Every workout is designed to finish in under the allotted time by moving at a pace and at an intensity level … Read more

Why You Are Not Getting Any Better at Pull-Ups

Ahh, the elusive pull up.  It is a movement that doesn’t come easy for a lot of people.  However, if you’ve been doing CrossFit for a while, it’s worth devoting the time to focus on them as they are a great way to build upper body strength in the lats, arms and increase your grip … Read more