Getting strong is about more than lifting big weights.
You’ve been training for a while. And you’ve made some good gains. But now that you’re getting close to where you want to be, the gains have stopped. Try as you might, nothing seems to add pounds to your lifts. What gives?
Strength training veteran Charles Staley is here to answer our readers' questions about life and lifting.
Note: Charles is here on a weekly basis to help you cut through the B.S. and get to the bottom of the biggest questions in health and training. Post your questions via social media or in the comments section below to participate in next week's mailbag.
Question #1: Measuring Food
READER: The dreaded food scale. Do I have to weigh and measure? If I do, will I always have to?
For Kristin Guerra, CrossFit isn't just about beating the clock. It's about winning the fight against Hodgkin's lymphoma.
When we think of the “functional” aspect of CrossFit, we most often think of it in terms of the translation that CrossFit provides into the real world - the ability to recruit motor patterns in order to move large loads quickly over a distance.
Another way to look at it is this is that CrossFit makes you better at life. Few people will argue this. That is a very real, functional application of strength and conditioning training.