Mechanics, Consistency, and then Intensity!

Mechanics, Consistency, and then Intensity!

Gymnastics is one of the three foundational modalities of CrossFit. If gymnastics are developed and performed correctly, they can influence every aspect of your life and have a dramatic impact on your fitness. Not only do they improve all ten components of fitness,...
You Can’t Hide From Your Weaknesses

You Can’t Hide From Your Weaknesses

At this point in time, we all know that CrossFit is constantly varied functional movement performed at a high intensity. This means a combination of gymnastics, weightlifting, conditioning (running, rowing, etc.), and much more to produce the most well-rounded...
Arsenal Gymnastics Course 2.0

Arsenal Gymnastics Course 2.0

In CrossFit, body-weight movements are considered gymnastics (e.g., air squat, push-up, pull-up, etc.). We are taking skills from the sport of gymnastics and applying them to workouts. In CrossFit, the gymnastics label is applied any exercise in which you move your...
The Invention of Self

The Invention of Self

Who ARE you, really? Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about searching for meaning or any other Viktor Frankl-type stuff. It’s human nature to be dissatisfied with yourself. That’s why we’re talking about it. Arsenal is built for exercise, but the Arsenal way is really...
The Law of the Vital Few

The Law of the Vital Few

20% of your work creates 80% of your results. Also known as “The Law of the Vital Few”, the Pareto Principle applies to economics (20% of the world’s population, including you, hold 80% of the world’s wealth), math (see Pareto Distribution), pea pods and fitness. Why...