All The More Reason

Nov 30

This is a picture of former CrossFit Games (2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012) competitor, Lindsey Smith at the 2009 CrossFit Games, day 2.  If you look closely, you can see her left eye is bleeding.  Lindsey had just dropped a barbell on her forehead attempting a one-rep-max snatch.  Here, she is contemplating lifting it again. […]Continue Reading

Take a Lesson from the Egg

Nov 24

An interesting concept on which to meditate…. Which do you allow to happen more often?  Are you broken from the outside or the inside? Do you allow external forces–people, situations at work and home, substances— to break you? Or have you vowed to be a participant in your own life–to be proactive, and make be the […]Continue Reading

Listen to the Olympic Lifts

Nov 16

The other day, I saw an interesting status on a fellow coach’s Facebook wall: “The Olympic lifts will teach you more about life and tell you more about who you are than most things that you do will.  These two lifts are a microcosm of something far greater, well beyond a barbell and bumper plates“. […]Continue Reading

Drop the Excuses; Get Involved

Nov 10

Most of you who know me, know that religion is an important component in my life.  There was a time, where I let it go to the wayside; this was partly because I felt I couldn’t live up to its standards, but also because I felt no connection while at church.  After a self-assessment, I realized […]Continue Reading


Oct 26

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill You may have read about it in the Branford Patch, or perhaps you heard it through the SCF grapevine, but Shoreline CrossFit is moving! Don’t worry, we are not going too far… In fact, we are going from Northeast Industrial Drive […]Continue Reading

Set Your Eyes on a “Port”

Oct 20

Yesterday, I had an athlete inform me that she ran her first 400 meters ever… She was a bit ashamed because, in her words, “it isn’t a big deal”.  She went on to explain that she has never been able to run this distance because of her asthma and de-conditioning, coupled with poor running form. […]Continue Reading

It’s Getting Hot in Here

Oct 14

Most people associate a warm-up prior to exercise with merely “getting sweaty”, raising his/her core body temperature (hence, the title of this blog—also an effort to grab the reader’s attention;) ).  Now, while this is true, there are several other reasons why one should take advantage of the warm-up process that we methodically prepare for you […]Continue Reading