Unfortunately, when we perform strenuous physical activities using our hands, our palm get sweaty. This is a universal phenomenon across all ages and genders. Rock climbing, bouldering, weightlifting, gymnastics, CrossFit and a countless number of other sports all put a tax on our hands and make them sweat. The best and simplest solution to staying on the wall or holding on to the Olympic lifting bar is chalk. Yes, chalk the same stuff that you drew with as a kid. When we talk about chalk we do mean magnesium carbonate (MgCO3). Over the years, chalk was found to be the... View Article
It is very important to stay warm on the mountain, and staying warm always means staying dry as well. Between a proper layering system and comfortable helmet with goggles, gloves are next on the list of most important gear to bring with you to the mountain. More often than not our hands and feet are first to get cold out on the mountain. It is a well agreed upon fact that mittens are warmer than gloves, primarily because they keep your fingers together, trapping more body heat. All the extra heat you save is well worth the minimal functionality you... View Article
Be it skiing at the resort or a backcountry touring, few things are worse than not being able to see in front of you because your goggles fogged up. Surprisingly, it is very hard to find a pair of goggles that actually meets this most basic of requirements, anti-fog. Smith Optics I/OX goggles excel beyond the basics and provide superior protection from the elements. Perfect choice for anybody from intermediate to advanced and comes in a variety of colors to also be a stylish choice. From the technical perspective, Smith Optics I/OX goggles offer the full spectrum of functionality, starting... View Article
Socks are one of most essential pieces of equipment that are often overlooked and when it comes to gift giving, socks are usually dismissed as “crap your grandma would gift”. Wool socks that are well made are a must have for any athlete. Naturally, wool carries these crucial properties that make it ideal: Breaths exceptionally well Does not retain odor Keeps you warm even when wet Hypoallergenic Long lasting Environmentally sustainable Whether you are running, lifting weights or hiking a comfortable pair of socks can either help keep your feet fresh or simply destroy your feet. Buy now!
Picking the right gym bag is a very personal experience. Functionality absolutely has to be there but so is the aesthetics. When it comes to Crossfit, it is actually a sport which does not require you to carry a lot with you, all you need to bring to the box is your water bottle and a jump rope. This is all well and good but the reality is that you probably want to carry a change of clothes, training shoes as well as lifting shoes as well. You must have a bag. Functionally speaking the gym bag must satisfy the... View Article
Picking the right shoes for every occasion is crucial to performing your best. Running shoes have become the de-facto shoe for sport. It is a huge misconception that you can perform all forms of fitness exercises in a pair of running shoes. Running shoes have its place and it’s for running and not for cross training or weight lifting. In CrossFit, we perform a wide range of movement starting from Olympic lifting all the way to Gymnastics and everything in between so we need a shoe that can keep up. A shoe made for cross training is that shoe. Now... View Article
Everybody at one point or another gets sore muscles. The severity of discomfort varies from short-term muscle soreness to longer term discomfort. The most effective way to prevent all muscle soreness is to stretch and roll out your muscles after the workout. What is muscle soreness and why do you feel sore after an intense workout? The simple answer is “muscle fatigue”. During an intense workout, your muscles get fatigued and a little torn, but in a good way. Pushing your muscles outside of the comfort zone is the only way to get stronger and build muscle. Rolling out all... View Article
Listening to music and running go well together. Most people that jog prefer to do so while listening to music. Everybody has their favorite playlist ranging from very mellow to heavy metal but this post is not about music, it is about reliably providing music while you jog. Nothing is more annoying than having your headphones fall out every 50 feet. There is a wide range of headphones out there but the vast majority does not stand up to even the lightest of jogging. The free headphones you get with your phone, those big clunky ones from work or the... View Article