In my earliest days of CrossFit I was doing this stuff on my own. I didn’t have a gym I was going to or coaches who were helping me at first. A buddy and I were just going onto the old “main site”, CrossFit.com, getting the workout of the day (at around 9pm the night before every night), and would have to seek out videos recorded on Quick Time (those of you who know, know) to find out how to do double unders, kipping pull ups, and hip-back extensions. The first time we figured out the false grip on the rings it blew our minds! Things were very different back then, and I’m so thankful people who want to start CrossFit now don’t have to jump through the hoops we did back then. But just as anything becomes mainstream, sometimes more access doesn’t always mean good access. YouTube has become the world’s second largest search engine by volume. With the ease of a camera phone and a google account, anyone can post videos in a matter of minutes. This is a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because it allows old dogs like me a simple way to post helpful videos and content to my clients and others around the interwebs. It’s also a curse because you have no real way of knowing how credible the information you’re being provided by “awesomefitcoach99” (I just made that name up btw so I hope that’s not real) is. Don’t get me wrong, there is a ton of great information and content on YouTube from highly credible sources, but just do your research before you take everything they post as gold. If you’re looking for some good content on exercise demos, nutrition, and just life and fitness in general check out our page HERE. We’re constantly adding videos to our library and even more content is exclusively available to our members. If you ever have a need for info, let us know and we’d be happy to create some content around it if we feel it’s useful for everyone!