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Nutrition Programs at Verdant

Over the past 6 months we have been debating how to bring a codified, realistic, and holistic nutrition system to Verdant. There are a lot of good programs out there and, understandably, they all have a slightly different take on nutrition. We actually have had Verdant members use all of the major and popular programs […]

The One About Changing Behaviors

The One About Changing Behaviors When I started CrossFit I jumped on the Paleo bandwagon. I’ll admit it and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I had just moved from Mississippi and I was definitely the largest version of myself that had ever existed. My weight wasn’t very substantial but I didn’t look like a […]

Diets Don’t Work

What do we do with nutrition? If you go on Facebook or Instagram or even Snapchat there are going to be a ton of “experts” telling you what to do and offering advice on the next best nutrition plan. For a long time, CrossFit advocated, unofficially, the paleo “diet” which was then distilled to just […]

Let’s Talk Nutrition

The following is packet of easy-to-follow ideas that we think will dramatically help your overall health, fitness, and weight loss. We do nutritional planning that goes DRAMATICALLY deeper than this, but that does have an additional cost. We don’t do meal plans, why? No one sticks with meal plans for more than a month or […]

What is CrossFit?

What is CrossFit? “What is CrossFit?” is a really common question that we hear at Verdant. It’s actually written verbatim in a subject line or in an email almost every few days. CrossFit HQ defines “World Class Fitness” in 100 words: “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep […]

Dropping Into A Box And Etiquette

Dropping Into A Box And Etiquette This is definitely a gym owner problem, but most CrossFitters have at least been in a class where a drop-in comes in and says something along the lines of “I have my own program, can I go in the corner and do it?” There are so many variables to […]

Positioning Over Depth – Verdant CrossFit

Positioning Over Depth At Verdant I’ve tried to keep the messages repetitive and unwavering. My primary message, “Positioning over Depth,” has been a combination of my ideology as well as a product of circumstances. The denotation is quite literal: make sure the positioning of a squat is what is valued over the depth of the […]

Verdant Teen Strength and Conditioning

Verdant Teen Strength and Conditioning We have recently started our first official Verdant Fitness Teen Strength and Conditioning Program. Whenever we start a new strength cycle or a new program, I usually dive head first into a bunch of reading and research. It’s always tough to synthesize all the different points of view and theories […]

What Should I do for Cardio?

What Should I do for Cardio? This is some great food for thought whether you’ve been doing CrossFit for years or if this is your first month. A few times a month someone will ask me what they should do for cardio, sometimes it’s people here in the gym and sometimes it’s people on the […]