BMT BLOG

Electrolytes and Heat Exhaustion

July 23, 2018| Jared Astle

We are in the dead of summer. Heat is a sneaky thing. All of us know what it feels like to be hot and sweaty, but if you aren’t taking care of yourself that heat can do more damage then you may think. Your bodie...

How I became part of Black Magic

July 2, 2018| Jared Astle

Back in 2014, I had a severe wreck that caused serious injury to my L5 and Sacrum in my lower back. While in the process of healing, I decided I wanted to gain my strength back by small workouts. My workouts tur...

Staying Fit During Pregnancy

June 12, 2018| Jared Astle

Some of you may be wondering what I am doing during my pregnancy and how it is or has affected my goals, dreams and ambitions as a CrossFit athlete. Honestly I had very little expectations. Prior to being ready ...

So you want to compete?

May 29, 2018| Jared Astle

The sport of functional fitness is growing everyday and more and more individuals are walking through the doors of gyms across the world uttering the phrase “I want to go to regionals”. As a coach I am not i...

Accessorize your life

August 27, 2017| Jared Astle

Training at this stage of CrossFit is long past the days of just going in and hitting the WOD, going HAM and heading home. There are cycles, there is strength, there is oly lifting, there’s endurance running, ...

“Double Rookie” to Veteran Just Like That

August 17, 2017| Jared Astle

What an experience this 2017 Crossfit Games Season has been. Trying to capture this experience in text doesn’t even come close to doing it justice, however this is my best attempt to share all the things I’v...

The #1 Sign You Are (or have) A Bad Coach

August 2, 2017| Jared Astle

I’ve been coaching CrossFit since 2009. That’s a pretty long time in this game. With some quick back of the envelope calculation that’s roughly 6200 coaching hours. That’s not including the hours spent...

The Leaderboard – Destroyer of Practice

July 19, 2017| Jared Astle

The sport of functional fitness and CrossFit is evolving and unbeknownst to most of you it has been for the past ten years. However, with the more recent explosion of interest and the subsequent influx of athlet...

Crossfit… From A Parents Perspective

July 13, 2017| Jared Astle

“Go put the PVC Pipe back, now! We have to go home!” These are the exact words I yell to my two and half year old son every single time we leave the gym. This usually leads to some kind of fit or tantrum tha...