For the past few months, you’ve seen quite a few variations DB/KB work (Click here to read my blog post about “Unilateral Training”). There’s a name for these controlled tempo movements: “Functional Bodybuilding,” and they serve a purpose!
You have a dominant side. A side you write with and pick things up with. A side that always pushes off starting the run or is a little stronger on the barbell.
A great way to fight the over development of this dominant side is to train unilaterally, or train exercises that use one side of the body or one limb at a time (i.e. single arm, single leg).
In this episode, Hale coach Heidi shares her journey from athlete to overweight to CrossFit coach. Coach Heidi Gets Real Coach Heidi has been an athlete all her life: Dance. Biking. Baseball. Football. Rugby. Swimming. Volleyball. Basketball. Skiing. Snowboarding. But that doesn’t mean she’s never struggled with her fitness. Shortly before joining Hale in 2013, […]
In this episode, Hale coach Dave shares how he went from member to coach and what he’s learned along the way. Becoming Coach Dave You’ve seen him at the front of class. Maybe he’s cued you through a technical lift or high-fived you after a PR. Or maybe you’ve watched him overhead squat and wished […]
In this episode, Hale member Ann Mary shares how she prioritized her nutrition and fitness to lose almost 100 lb. while also balancing a busy career as a lawyer. Ann Mary’s Metamorphosis Before starting CrossFit at Hale about a year ago, Ann Mary had been inactive for years. Though she was a distance runner in […]
In this episode, Hale coach Larry shares how he found CrossFit, why he loves coaching and what he’s working on outside the gym. Man of Mystery You know him as Coach Larry, one of your Hale trainers dedicated to making you better one cue, one no-rep, one high-five at a time. Coach Jay calls him […]