An Athlete’s Guide to Inflammation: What to Eat and What to Avoid | Breaking Muscle

Great post from Breaking Muscle that simply explains the importance of inflammation, your diet and the role of supplements, and why you should care about all it! An Athlete's Guide to Inflammation: What to Eat and What to Avoid | Breaking Muscle.



Working on my pistols at the summit of Mt. Whitney!

Climbing Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous USA!

Last week, I summited Mt. Whitney. Mt. Whitney is the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states, standing 14,497 feet! It was a feat two years in the making, having attempted to summit it last year unsuccessfully, making it 900 feet from the summit. It was extremely challenging and rewarding, and my success proves that […]


Hip Mobility!

Here is my latest post for Telegraph CrossFit on the importance of hip mobility, especially for CrossFitters! Link to original post can be found here! My last blog entry focused on the importance of thoracic mobility in CrossFit, and offered some tips and suggestions on how to improve it. Now, it is time to talk […]



How NOT to Look Like a Modern Day Caveman: The Importance of Thoracic Mobility in CrossFit!

My latest weekly blog post for Telegraph CrossFit! Original blog entry can be found here: A few weeks back, I discussed the importance of being mobile and stabile in order to be strong. If you have reduced mobility in your ankles, hips, thoracic spine or shoulders, you are never going to maximize your lifting potential! […]


Mastering the Squat

Check out my latest blog post for Telegraph CrossFit! Original post can be found here. Mastering the Squat By: Jennifer Bearse According to CrossFit HQ trainer Pat Sherwood, the squat is a fundamental movement, and is a building block to every other movement in CrossFit. “Do this well and everything else you do will fall […]


The Importance of Mobility and Stability for Maximal Power and Strength!

I have started a weekly mobility blog for Telegraph CrossFit. Below is my first post! Find original post here: The Importance of Mobility and Stability for Maximal Power and Strength! By: Jennifer Bearse As CrossFit athletes we all love to focus on maximizing our Sport-Specific Skills, like mastering the clean, jerk, snatch, deadlifts, pull ups, […]

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Working on my clean and jerk

Over the past two months, I have been training out at California Strength, an awesome Olympic Lifting gym in San Ramon. It has been so rewarding to see my improvements. This week, I hit two PR’s. A 110# squat clean and a 103# 2RM Overhead Squat. The feeling of satisfaction from seeing my hard work […]