1. Why CrossFit? Whats the big deal?

      WHY CROSSFIT? In any Strength and Conditioning Program there is a goal. That goal is typically directed towards one sport or multiple events depending upon the sport (triathlon,  decathlon etc). Yet, defining what the need is tends to be an issue for some Strength Coaches. More than likely, you (yes I'm talking to you!) were a former athlete or has competed in something sometime in your li…Read More

  2. CrossFit Lingo; “What does that mean??”

    These are some basic CrossFit Acronyms and terms we frequently and possibly infrequently use. This is a good source to refer back to if you are uncertain of something we post on the CFP (CrossFit Prototype :) ) blog or website. For instruction or videos on these movements or terms, go to CrossFit.com, if you are not a member of the journal please subscribe, its worth it! AMRAP: As Many Reps (some…Read More

  3. What are the 10 General Physical Skills?

      There are ten recognized general physical skills. They are cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. You are as fit as you are competent in each of these ten skills. A regimen develops fitness to the extent that it improves each of these ten skills. The 10 General Physical Skills Cardiovascular/respirato…Read More

  4. What should you look for in a CrossFit box?

    What do you look for in a CrossFit Box? By: Michael Collette B.S CES C-PT Co-Owner CrossFit Prototype Many people that come into CrossFit boxes and are interested in joining the community have questions about differences between your CrossFit and others.   As CrossFitters and box owners, you know that the message, methodologies and culture of CrossFit is very similar if not identical across the b…Read More

  5. Form, Function, and Fitness

    At CrossFit Prototype we believe in the phrase: "Form leads to function and function leads to Fitness". The article below first appeared on the Tao Fit blog in July 2012. The Importance of Good Form and Interval Training by Jesse James Retherford What is Form? When it comes to movement patterns, including – but certainly not limited to – squatting, lunging, running, jumping, throwing, etc, for…Read More