Highlights of the 2018 CrossFit Open
The CrossFit Open is a magical time when we are pushed to perform beyond our assumed limits. This year was no different, and while the amount of personal accomplishments were once again staggering, I want to highlight a few members whose efforts stuck in the minds of coaches and team captains. First off, let’s talk […]
What the heck are macros?
What the heck are macros? Is it a diet plan? And what do they have to do with making me look better naked? As some of the questions we get at the gym indicate, macros tend to cause a lot of unnecessary confusion. Here’s the simple answer: “macros” is short for “macronutrients.” Macronutrients is an […]
It’s Movement March!
This March, programming at Alchemy is going to be centred on mobility. I have had this idea of programming a “Movement” March or “Mobility” March for a while. The thinking behind it being that you improve strength, speed and endurance at a faster rate when you train efficient movement first rather than the other way […]
The No. 1 goal on every CrossFitter’s list
Ah, the pull-up. Who doesn’t want to check that glorious milestone off their goal list? Check the Alchemy goal board and you’ll see it’s the No. 1 aim of our members. It’s an entirely achievable goal, too, but it just takes time. Follow these tips and you may lessen that time, however. Lose the bands […]