Why Your Weightlifting Session Needs a Spotter

You’ve likely heard seasoned weightlifters refer to the practice of “spotting” for each other. You might have even been asked to spot for someone else. But what exactly does that mean, and why is it important? Spotting refers to the act of standing by as support while...
Learn the CrossFit Lingo

Learn the CrossFit Lingo

If you’re getting CrossFit curious, chances are that your research has led you to a whole host of acronyms. From WOD to AMRAP to the most basic term, Box, finding out if CrossFit is best for you can be hindered by simply trying to understand what everyone is...
Get To Know Olympic Weightlifting

Get To Know Olympic Weightlifting

You might have noticed that here at Texan Fitness, our Impetus Barbell Club is specifically focused on Olympic weightlifting. But you might not be familiar with what Olympic weightlifting focuses on and why it might be right for you. First, it’s important to...
The Calorie-Burning Benefits of Weight Training

The Calorie-Burning Benefits of Weight Training

Almost everyone who has encountered fitness has likely encountered this assumption, either spoken or unspoken: weight lifting doesn’t burn calories. If you want to lose fat, you have to opt for more traditional cardio like running or the elliptical, they say. But the...
Essential Running Accessories

Essential Running Accessories

So you’re ready to mix up your fitness routine with some running, maybe even train for a 5k or half marathon — that’s very CrossFit of you, actually.  All you have to do is lace up and get out there, right? Not exactly. Although that certainly is a common...
Five Motivating Instagram Accounts

Five Motivating Instagram Accounts

We’ve all been there. Maybe it’s a Monday morning or a late Friday after a long work day. Maybe it’s a weekend when you really just want to sleep in all day. Whatever it looks like for you, there will be times when you just cannot work up the motivation to go work...