Backpack Drive for KCAPS!

Backpack Drive for KCAPS!

Bring in the Backpacks! Crossfit Valkommen is excited to join KCAPS and our community in the effort to provide backpacks for local kids for the upcoming school year! Until August 4th, you can bring any new backpacks ($15-20) to the gym and drop them off for donation....
How to Stay Tight And Breathe Through Lifts

How to Stay Tight And Breathe Through Lifts

Guard the Goods! Yes…the “goods” are your spine! Possibly the most important part of lifting is engaging your core. It is worth it to slow down your movements and learn how to correctly lift while keeping a tight core before adding a weight belt....
Hydration Hacks

Hydration Hacks

H2O On The Go!   Suffering through temps of 110 degrees throughout the summer remind us how much our bodies thrive when properly hydrated! Even though you may not be sweating out a gallon of water on those perfect sunny and 75 degree days, maintaining adequate...
Let’s Put This Weight Gain Myth to Sleep

Let’s Put This Weight Gain Myth to Sleep

Will Bedtime Snacks  Make Me Gain Weight? What’s your go-to late night snack? How about a nice big bowl of ice cream or cereal? Or do you like to munch on some crackers or cookies? For years I’ve been hearing this idea that eating too late in the evening...
How To Build a Strong Core Without Sit-Ups

How To Build a Strong Core Without Sit-Ups

The Useless 6-Pack   If you’re anything like me, having a visible 6-pack seems practically impossible. I could do 1,000 sit-ups a day and never see those dang lines across my stomach, but maybe it’s not about seeing them at all? Having a strong core...
Will Crossfit Help Me Lose Weight?

Will Crossfit Help Me Lose Weight?

You’re Fed Up   You’re sick and tired of carrying extra weight around and and you’re ready to lose it. For good. It seems like there’s a new magic formula every single day, but what is going to work for you? Do you join the nearest Planet...
The Missing Link to Your Recovery and Performance

The Missing Link to Your Recovery and Performance

Time to Improve Your Z’s On average, we spend 33% of our lives sleeping. Regardless of how close you are to that percentage, no other aspect in our lives will come close to the time we spend asleep. With close to 1/3 of our lives spent sleeping, you can imagine...
The Endless Grind

The Endless Grind

Success in Failing Setting goals in any arena of life presents its own set of challenges. Along with the potential of success, you also open yourself up to possibilities of not reaching the goal in mind.  Athletes exhaust every from of training available to prepare...

10 Simple Tips to Boost Your Nutrition

Enhance Your Performance Through Nutrition   There are constantly hundreds of articles circulating about nutrition. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build mass, or just feel better, you can find many varying views on what is best for your nutrition...

Switch Up Your Squat

 Take a Load Off Feeling back pain during a weighted squat? Try this out! The video a below shows an example of a belt squat. This squat variation moves the weight from above the spine to below the body. The weight redistribution allows the spine and upper body to...