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  • Movement Tip Monday

    By Jeb | In BLOG, High Five News, Uncategorized | on June 20, 2016

    Check out this quick video with some grip tips to help you smash some deadlift PR’s!!  

  • Weight Loss Diet Basics: Part 1

    By Up Top | In BLOG, Nutrition | on May 23, 2016

    Hey High Five! Today we are going to briefly discuss aggressive, but healthy weight loss and why we usually recommend low carb diets to achieve that goal. This is totally healthy and safe for almost everybody, but if you have concerns please speak to a physician first. I am not an expert on genetics or […]

  • Enter Sandman

    By Up Top | In BLOG | on May 16, 2016

    “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” -No one for long I know I already used the quote above in a previous post, but it’s worth repeating. Sleep is the foundation of our well being and ability to perform day in and day out. We can only go a short time with inadequate sleep before we start […]

  • Your Training Comes First

    By Up Top | In BLOG | on May 9, 2016

    “Sometimes the best way to help others is to help ourselves.” Life can get hectic. For most of us, that is not only true, but a huge understatement. Wearing multiple hats and being many things to many people comes with the territory of modern life (unless we actively fight against it, but that’s another post). […]

  • Public Service Announcement

    By Up Top | In BLOG, Nutrition | on May 2, 2016

    “Beer makes things fun.” -My Uncle Jim The above quote might make my Uncle seem like an irresponsible lush, but he is, in fact, neither of those things. He said this years ago, but for some reason this simple line has stuck with me. Even though I rarely drink beer anymore (if I do drink, […]

  • Stress Intro

    By Up Top | In BLOG | on April 25, 2016

    “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” -No one for long. I’m going to jump right into this post, piggybacking off of last week’s blog about rest days. Some people have asked about how to know if you need a rest day or not. Over training can hit people differently, but there are some indicators that are […]

  • “Training”

    By Up Top | In BLOG | on April 18, 2016

    Hey High Five! This is a big topic today, something worth internalizing if we like being healthy and strong and want to keep it going at any age. Coming to the box and working out with your friends is awesome. Hitting PR’s is awesome. Learning new skills like pull ups is awesome. All of these […]

  • Body Composition Thoughts

    By Up Top | In BLOG | on April 11, 2016

    “You are amazing just the way you are. And there is always room for improvement.” There are endless articles, magazines, and sound bites about what is and is not perceived to be attractive/healthy in what circumstances and how we should think about ourselves relative to other people, but the thing that really interests me is […]

  • Thanks, Modernity

    By Up Top | In BLOG, Nutrition | on April 4, 2016

    “What is this…new devilry?” -Boromir of Gondor So I was watching a documentary on Netflix last month called “Cooked” by Michael Pollan, a famous nutrition author and spokesman. I had read one of his books, “Food Rules”, but otherwise knew only his name and his status. This documentary series about his new book is incredible […]

  • 1 on 1 Nutrition Support Launch!

    By Up Top | In BLOG, High Five News, Nutrition | on March 28, 2016

    Hey High Five! Congratulations to all the athletes who participated in the Open. It was a tough set of workouts and everyone came through stronger and ready to kick more butt! I am excited to announce a new offering from High Five for you all. We are launching a 1 on 1 nutrition coaching program […]

  • Nutrition Resources

    By Up Top | In BLOG, Nutrition | on March 21, 2016

    “Food is medicine” To follow up from last week’s post, I wanted to offer a few resources for you all to be aware of as you think about your food more and start having questions. The first thing that I get asked a lot is, “Should I buy everything organic?” The answer is, “Not necessarily.” […]

  • To Eat, or Not to Eat? That is the Question.

    By Up Top | In BLOG, Nutrition | on March 14, 2016

    “Eating the wrong food for the right reason is superior to eating the right food for the wrong reason.” Several people at the box have asked me to write something on nutrition. As anyone who has spoken with me about this knows, I care tremendously about food and making it and sleep the cornerstones of […]

  • Get Your Pocket Protectors…

    By Up Top | In BLOG | on March 7, 2016

    “Trial and error is the only way to test what we think we know.” Hey all, this is a quick one today- a thought inspired by the Whole Life Challenge. I generally describe the Whole Life Challenge to people as a series of experiments for you to try out. Some experiments work better than others […]

  • Meal Builder Spreadsheet!

    By Up Top | In BLOG, Nutrition | on March 2, 2016

    Hey High Five! We’re super excited to release the nutrition spreadsheet (check the Athlete’s Forum on FaceBook!) along with the videos on how to start using it. This spreadsheet can be used as is or uploaded into Google Sheets and edited on your phone/tablet. Leave feedback and post your comments on the FaceBook Athlete’s Forum. […]

  • Yoga and Barbells are the Same Thing

    By Up Top | In BLOG | on February 29, 2016

    “A bird is still a bird, regardless of the color of its feathers.” “Whoa! Hold the phone! Yoga and Barbells are not the same coach. You seem like you mean well, but that’s ridiculous.” Well, I’m here to tell you that they are the same, at their core, and use outwardly different methods to get […]

  • 2016 CrossFit Open Leaderboard

    By Jeb | In BLOG, EVENTS, MEMBERS | on February 28, 2016

    Overall   Ladies   Fellas  

  • Training Vs. Exercise

    By Up Top | In BLOG | on February 22, 2016

    “Strong people are harder to kill and generally more useful.” Why is CrossFit (conscientiously done) different from normal “fitness”? The easy answer is the intensity of the classes and the demand on the athlete to learn a significant amount of information quickly. These are both true, but there is another thing that truly sets us […]

  • Way More Than Mobility

    By Up Top | In BLOG | on February 18, 2016

    “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Most of us have probably heard the above quote before, and it applies to much more than CrossFit. But today I would like to use it to address […]

  • The Big Four of Mental Toughness

    By Up Top | In BLOG | on February 15, 2016

    “Stay in the fight.” Today I want to talk about the Big 4 of Mental Toughness. I did not invent these, and neither did the person I got them from, Coach Mark Divine, former Navy SEAL and founder of SEALFIT, but he did put them together in an understandable and actionable package. I will not […]

  • Breathing Pt. 2

    By Up Top | In BLOG | on February 11, 2016

    “Only those who know how to breathe will survive.”   In the last post, we learned about breathing during strength sessions and how to practice filling our belly to create pressure and support the spine (Part 1). Now we will add another layer of difficulty in the form of the bread and butter (or just […]

  • Breathing Pt. 1

    By Up Top | In BLOG | on February 8, 2016

    Hey High Five! This is the first in what will be a running series of blog posts discussing a wide array of topics pertaining to CrossFit, lifestyle, and being more awesome. We’re always thinking of new ways to engage with the community and provide meaningful value to you all and we thought these blog posts […]

  • SugarWOD… It’s Official

    By Jeb | In BLOG, High Five News | on January 4, 2016

    We have officially switched exclusively to SugarWOD for all of our workout posting and tracking.  It will send the WOD right to your phone or you can simply open the app to find out what your daily workout will be. Stay tuned for official guidelines on how to enter your scores,  the age old RX […]

  • CFHF Compound Dynamic Stretch

    By Jeb | In BLOG, RESOURCES | on December 15, 2015

    Check out his video for a great way to quickly stretch out your whole body, get the blood flowing and prepare yourself for a safe and intense workout. 

  • We don’t go on diets, we improve our lifestyle..

    By Jeb | In BLOG | on October 8, 2015

    You know why diets don’t work?  Because they are impossible to sustain.  If they were sustainable, you wouldn’t “go on” them.  Your diet would just be what you regularly eat, what the word literally implies.  So what if you could optimize your lifestyle?  What if you challenged yourself to make a few better choices and […]

  • Come get some of that STONE COLD action!!

    By Jeb | In BLOG, EVENTS | on September 29, 2015

    Join us this Friday night October 2, as we celebrate Jeb’s thirty-ahem something birthday.  We will start the action in the 5pm class and run in heats about 5 minutes apart until we are all laid out on the floor.  Don’t be afraid, this WOD was created back in 2012 when Jeb could barely Rx […]


    By Jeb | In BLOG, EVENTS, High Five News | on May 28, 2015

    Come fix your squat! We are super excited to announce our upcoming Squat Workshop with Dr. Joseph Fair! Dr. Fair is a chiropractor, ART specialist, founder of SpineFit Health and barbell fanatic.  This workshop is going to be epic. Here are the details: When:     Saturday June 27th 1-3pm Where:    CrossFit High Five […]

  • Come by and see us next weekend at the Pick Pico neighborhood street fair! The vent is Sunday June 7th from 11am to 3pm in the bank parking lot at Overland and Pico. The Westside Neighborhood Council has invited is to come join the fun this year so come by our table and say hello. […]

  • 3 Minute Mobility

    By Jeb | In BLOG, RESOURCES | on May 26, 2015

    Watch this Video!! Don’t let your gains get in the way of your gains!  Take 3 minutes a day to mobilize and you can look forward to smashing some new PR’s and all of your wildest dreams will come true.

  • Meet Marcos, our Athlete of the Month for November 2014:

  • Get to know Carley and some of her friends a little better in the video interview. (No animals were harmed in the making of this piece of cinematic gold)