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Turkish Get-ups for the Win

Turkish Get-ups for the Win

We love Turkish get-ups at Modern Monkey and we see a lot of the same faults when people do them, so we're going to address those areas today. Along the way we'll sprinkle in a few other tweaks that we've found make the movement much easier allowing you to move more...

Monkey Mobility

Monkey Mobility

We incorporate mobility work into every class at Modern Monkey and much of what we do is done in the form of controlled articular rotations, or CARs. In this video I explain the what and the why, but this isn't my creation so if you're interested to learn more...

Why Strongman Training?

Why Strongman Training?

Within the CrossFit methodology we also borrow a lot of concepts and training methods from strongman training. As with CrossFit, this isn’t Strongman the sport that you see on television, though there are some similarities in the implementations that we use. Strongman...

What About Cardio?

What About Cardio?

The fitness industry has turned "cardio" into a buzzword that is hardly definable by most. Cardio is largely identified as long, slow distance exercises such as jogging or biking. In reality cardio is anything that raises your heart rate and makes you breath heavier....

Flexible and Strong

Flexible and Strong

Mobility is a large part of our programming at Modern Monkey and we feel it is the single most important thing that most people are not doing. Before strength, before skill, even before conditioning we need to have mobility. We’re not just talking about stretching...

The Hopper Model

The Hopper Model

We already talked about CrossFit being a GPP program and that one of the goals with this general approach is to be prepared to perform well at any and all tasks imaginable. This is a general fitness, applicable to everything, specific to nothing. Our GPP program...

Ten General Physical Skills

Ten General Physical Skills

Most people seem to agree that an increase in one’s fitness is a good thing, but rarely can anyone actually define what fitness is. What is it to you? When CrossFit first started CEO and founder, Greg Glassman, also found this lack of definition troubling and set out...

Move Differently

Move Differently

If you only ever squat a very specific way, in short, there are a lot of squats that you’re not doing. Many of which have more carryover to real life than the standard exercise versions. I've met many men who could back squat 300+ pounds but couldn't sit comfortably...

Workout Intention

Workout Intention

Do you ever think about what your intention behind your workout is? Obviously you’re there to sweat, burn calories, and move but there is so much more to learn and gain if you stop and ask yourself that one simple question; What is my intent today? For instance, in...