Coach’s Blog

Why You Have A Coach

November 14, 2018

By Kenny Olmeda Coach programs back squats 5x5@75% Athlete: I feel good today. I think I’ll max out. (Athlete fails to hit a PR or even worse gets injured) Coach: Why you do dis?   A coach is supposed to be the adult in the room. Sometimes athletes can be guilty of short-sighted thinking, seeking immediate gratification vs. reaching long-term goals, and risking injury for a


Our Values V Our Desires

November 7, 2018

By Coach Manny Alayon   We live in the year 2018, where many of us feel very strongly about morals and ethics and will internet fight anyone who dare opposes them! Without turning this into a name calling, political discussion (that we unfortunately see entirely too much of), I want to bring attention to some pretty interested observations that many of us may not be aware of. When we want


Care About Your Performance

October 31, 2018

By Coach Debbie Olson We are so fortunate to be able to do what we do on a daily basis. This sport allows us to accomplish things both inside and outside of the gym; CrossFit strengthens us both mentally and physically. At times, we can all take advantage of this luxury. For some, training daily can start to become monotonous and we just go through the motions. For others, they become so anxious


Stress For Performance And Life

October 24, 2018

By Coach Manny Alayon Before I begin, I am totally aware that stress isn’t as simple as I am about to make it. I want to keep things general and simple just to get some thoughts going. I know there are a dozen factors that contribute to stress and I am not talking about chronic stress and outliers. With that being said...   Our will to survive comes from our adaptation to stressors f


WOD Anxiety

October 17, 2018

By Cameron Hudson Whether you are an athlete looking to compete at the highest level or a weekend warrior who is just tryna stay fit, CrossFit shares a lot of similarities with other sports with regards to performance and mental states. More often associated with professional athletes on the biggest of stages is the notion of competition anxiety, but it is not unique to professional competitors a


Embrace Your Injuries

October 10, 2018

By Mac Dompor Before reading this post, I have to preface this blog by stating first that I am not a health professional. My advice here applies to those who are able-bodied and have a doctor’s approval to workout. Do not do anything without clearance from your doctor first. When you have been working out long enough, whether it is through weightlifting, powerlifting, CrossFit, or simply run


What Happened To Checking Your Ego At The Door?

October 3, 2018

By Manny Alayon   Fitness is an ego-driven profession and gyms are ego-driven cesspools. Whether you are a coach or fitness enthusiast the driving factor in a lot of your fitness related decisions is in fact your ego. Does anyone remember the old CrossFit mantra of “leave your ego at the door?”. I used to (and still do) love that old saying. But I think as time has passed we have stra


“Tips For A Successful Lifestyle Challenge”

September 26, 2018

By Coach Deb October 1 is the beginning of our NECF Fall Lifestyle Challenge.  We already have quite a few participants and I am looking forward to helping you guys learn more about this topic.  Nutrition is such an important aspect of our lives.  Our nutrition can potentially negate the need for certain medications while reducing the risks of many diseases.  Jump into the challenge and make


What Is a Hard Worker?

September 19, 2018

By Coach Manny Alayon   Have you ever thought about what the definition of “hard work” is? Or what it truly means to be a “hard worker”?  I think if you were to ask most people if they consider themselves to be a “hard worker” the answer would be “yes”. We are taught and made to believe that many great things can be accomplished just through hard work. Although this is tr


Olympic Weightlifting For People In A Hurry

September 12, 2018

By Coach Mac Dompor   If you’re reading this because of the title, I’m here to tell you that that statement is an oxymoron. Hate to break it to you but Olympic weightlifting takes years to be decent at. I’m not here to sugarcoat anything; these are probably the most difficult lifts you will ever do in your life. I cannot count the amount of times these lifts alone (snatch and clean


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