What does it look like to make progress or be successful? Many of us are under the impression that progress and success are linear; constantly visible and predictable, when in reality, it’s the exact opposite. Our society has become fixated with what success ‘should’ look like, and in the process, it has also created expectations that are at best unrealistic and at worst impossible to fulfill. It’s time we debunked some of the myths we’ve been sold about what it looks like to make progress…
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Burpees- one of the least complex exercises that we use. They require almost no particular ability or skill... so why do you hate them? It’s probably because you haven’t been using the one and only trick necessary to be better at burpees, but that’s OK. We’re about to share with you the key tool that you’re missing in your burpee game…
We are here on a mission to live a fuller, healthier life with fitness as our foundation. We are here to inspire others by our example, and to support each other on this journey. If you ask anyone who’s been involved with CrossFit for any length of time what makes it special, they will undoubtedly answer “The Community”. The coming together of our people to support each other- no matter what level of fitness, no matter what their age or stage of life, no matter where they are from or what they
Here's the deal. We can all get motivated. It's a state of mind. It can be replicated - your favourite workout song, putting on your gear, looking at your goals in the morning, words of encouragement from a friend/teammate/coach, etc. But like any state of mind it can be fleeting. If you're relying on doing the work in order to achieve your goals, and you're relying on motivation in order to do the work, you will see yourself working in fits and spurts, as motivation will inevitably ebb and
It’s one of the most exciting times of the year! For some that might mean it’s almost time your children go back to school, or for others, maybe you’re enjoying the fact that the sun is shining and it’s Summer. However, it’s also an exciting time of year for another reason. August happens to hold one of the most anticipated competitions in the CrossFit community…
Acupuncture is one of my favourite modalities for treating many conditions. Over the years, I've not only seen, but also experienced, fantastic results using acupuncture, including healing of my recent shoulder injury. I've treated a wide array of acute and chronic conditions using acupuncture (often in conjunction with nutrition and other treatments) including musculoskeletal issues, migraines, digestive problems, to boost the effectiveness of IVF treatments, for fertility issues, menstrual pai
Life is a crazy adventure. Each of us has both a very relatable and a very unique experience as a human, on this crazy adventure. I think we can all agree that we all have good days and we all have bad days. Something the people in this community definitely share is a need for a physical outlet that helps us connect and process all of the good, the bad and the ugly. It's healthy, because on a biological level we need to literally burn the adrenalin out of our system. This outlet might also
Many athletes take dietary supplements to help improve performance. These supplements may provide a variety of benefits such as increasing strength, power, speed, or endurance or alternatively, by altering body weight or body composition or decreasing inflammation. Fish oil is one of the most common supplements that athletes are taking for these very powerful reasons.
A big part of our mission, Solid Ground's mission, is to help you lead a higher quality of life with fitness as the foundation. And this is exactly what we're talking about. Living a full life includes not just the hard work in the gym, but reaping the benefits in the rest of your life. It includes the learning and the play that all that hard work gives you the ability to engage in.