1. Prototype of the Month: Scott Sinclair

    Share your CrossFit Prototype experience and fitness journey I started CrossFit as some of the guys I play hockey with were going to CrossFit (Prototype). I noticed they were in better shape than I was and I was interested in seeing what CrossFit was about. First couple of weeks at CrossFit I was sore but then I began to get in better shape, I lost some weight, and had more energy. What is your fa…Read More

  2. Top 5 Exercises to Fix your Overhead Strength and Stability in the Snatch

    By: Ben Gabriel (CF-L1) *Original Link here! Top 5 Exercises to Fix your Overhead Strength and Stability in the Snatch The snatch is the most technical movement you will do in any fitness gym, even CroffFit. There is little to no room for errors, unlike its counterpart the clean and jerk. One of the main reasons people struggle with this lift, even with the help of a fitness trainer, is that they …Read More

  3. The most challenging CrossFit movements (Part 3)

    By: Mike Collette (Head Coach and Owner of CrossFit Prototype) This 5-part blog series will cover the five hardest movements/exercises that we see in CrossFit. For the seven years that I have been in the fitness industry, I have seen a lot and tried a lot of different challenges in pursuit of improving my overall fitness. What I have learned during this time as a fitness instructor is that there a…Read More

  4. The 5 most challenging CrossFit movements (Part 2)

    By: Mike Collette (Head Coach/Owner of CrossFit Prototype) This 5-part blog series will cover the five hardest movements/exercises that we see in CrossFit gyms. For the seven years that I have been in the fitness industry and as a personal fitness trainer, I have seen a lot and tried a lot of different things in pursuit of improving my overall fitness. What I have learned over the course of that t…Read More

  5. A Humbling Comparison

    A Humbling Comparison By: Mike Collette (Head Coach/Owner CrossFit Prototype) Now that the 2016 CrossFit Open is over, those past five weeks have given me the opportunity to reflect on multiple components of my fitness that are strong, but for the most part areas that need improvement. The great thing about the Open is that it reminds me why I CrossFit. CrossFit is constantly challenging regardles…Read More

  6. 5 essentials to Programming

    5 Essentials to Programming for Fitness Instructors: By: Mike Collette Owner/Head Coach of CrossFit Prototype 1. Keep it simple and have a system 2. The perfect program for your client 3. Goal and lifestyle specific 4. ROI (return on investment) 5. Plan vs. Execution Preface: As a fitness instructor, programming or developing your client's fitness plan has many different view points and philosoph…Read More

  7. Fitness over 50

    Fitness over 50: CrossFit for the Master's By: Mike Collette Owner/Head Coach at CrossFit Prototype   With the rise in "high-intensity functional fitness," CrossFit has led the way in the reform of a culture which was accustomed to fitness machines and is now taking on the approach that your body is the machine. In the early stages of CrossFit, the thought of who can do it has begun to sh…Read More

  8. When to start CrossFit?

    When is it a good time to start CrossFit? By: Mike Collette Owner/Head Coach at CrossFit Prototype "When is it a good time to start CrossFit?" I have been asked this question on several occasions from people who call in inquiring about our facility, members who are trying to encourage friends or family to start CrossFit and on a more personal note, my family members asking me the same thing. After…Read More

  9. Should you Rx the workout or not?

    Should you Rx the workout or not? By: Mike Collette Owner/Head Coach at CrossFit Prototype The infamous question that we get asked as Coaches and personal trainers and actually ask ourselves many of time is "Should I Rx this workout?" It's a great question and one that needs to be given some clarity. What we have broken down the concept of "scaling" based on 3 factors: Movement efficiency, compe…Read More

  10. Prototype of the Month: Sabino Lagattolla

    Prototype of the Month: Sabino Lagattolla 1.) Share you CrossFit Prototype experience and fitness journey I've never been into "fitness".  I've always been in to playing sports, however.  Baseball, hockey, football...  I've been playing hockey for my entire adult life 2 - 3 times per week in various leagues throughout Eastern and Central Mass.  I even spent 4 years playing semi-pro football.…Read More