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Why participating in multiple sports can lower your young athletes’ risk of injury

Written by Kelsey Schmitt, Brickhouse CrossFit Coach and Director of Kids These days’ children are being pushed into being one sport wonders.  Young athletes are being pressured into focusing on one sport from a young age.  This leaves these young athletes at a greater risk for injury. Every year 3.5 million children under the age of 14 are treated for sports injuries, and among middle school and high school athletes more than half of them are overuse injuries (Stop…

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5 Reasons you should “spring” into EWODs

Written by Neal Jamison, Brickhouse CrossFit Endurance Coach I invite lots of Brickhouse CrossFit athletes to EWODs and many of them tell me they will come when the weather gets better.  Kudos to those who come year round week after week, especially the Wednesday regulars, and run outside with no (or little) complaint.  Wednesday nights during the winter are rough.  It’s dark, cold, and this year we had more than a couple Wednesdays with snow and rain.  Most Sundays…

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Athlete Profile: Mohammad Elshawarby

Do you remember what it was like the first time you walked in for a class at Brickhouse CrossFit? Athlete Mohammad Elshawarby remembers – it was April 18, 2013. “I felt a little intimidated before actually going and a little nervous because I never really considered myself an athlete. Any video you see of people doing CrossFit usually show fairly strong men and women that could bench press me very easily.” But that perception quickly changed once class started….

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Athlete Profile: Amelia Canright

Asking the athletes in Brickhouse CrossFit class why they started CrossFit, you may get a different answer with every person. For Amelia – who played softball throughout her childhood and has a love for endurance sports – she had a couple different reasons: the social and strength benefits. In summer 2013, Amelia moved to their area from Chicago. “I wanted to meet active, social people and thought an intense, group fitness environment would be a good way to do…

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Athlete Profile: Arlesia Glaspy & Joshua Jones

On the Monday after Thanksgiving, engaged couple Arlesia Glaspy and Joshua Jones began scouring the Internet looking for opportunities to do something different, fun and rewarding with their fitness and wellness. “I looked at Arlesia, and she looked at me, and we both said simultaneously, ‘We need to do something about this stomach,’” Joshua said. Two hours later, Arlesia was at Brickhouse CrossFit going through her fitness assessment with co-founder Amanda Forrester. “I was looking for something challenging and…

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Nutrition to keep your kids happy and healthy

Written by Kelsey Schmitt, Director of Kids and Brickhouse CrossFit Coach “Our goal with kids isn’t to get them on the Zone, but to get them to think and make good choices about what they eat. Our goal is to teach them very basic concepts: Sugar is bad, protein is good, and you need to eat some in every meal. Nuts and seeds are good fats. Eat them, don’t avoid them. Pasta, white bread, and white rice are not…

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Craig Camidge prepares for the Arnold Sports Festival

Written by Craig Camidge, Brickhouse athlete and USAW competitor The Arnold Sports Festival is one of the premier sports and fitness expos in the United States and the weightlifting competition is one of the top three competitions in the country. This year, Adam and I will be traveling to Columbus at the end of February to compete.  My session is at 12:30 on Sunday, March 2nd. Amanda asked that I write up a little blurb regarding our preparation.  Here…

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Why the 2014 CrossFit Open is for everyone (and why it is fun!)

Written by Adam Peters, Brickhouse CrossFit Lead Morning Coach The Open is around the corner! Are you excited, maybe nervous, or all of the above? The Open can be a fun and exciting event.  For some, it’s the first taste of competition and, for others it’s the test they have been training for all year. Wherever you fall on this spectrum you have to remember this should be fun! If this is your first Open since joining Brickhouse CrossFit,…

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Are minimalist or traditional running shoes the safer option?

Written by Neal Jamison, Brickhouse CrossFit Endurance Coach Let’s talk briefly about shoes and running. I see lots of you running in what I would consider minimalist shoes. And that might be okay, if you are running with perfect mechanics. Here’s why. One of the most functional characteristic of a running shoe is the heel-to-toe drop (the difference in thickness of mid/outsole between the heel and the ball of your foot). A traditional running shoe with a thick heel…

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Strategy During Workouts: Manage Work / Rest

Written by Adam Dickerson, Brickhouse CrossFit Coach At a certain point in every athlete’s experience with CrossFit, there comes a time when they‘re no longer holding on for dear life during every workout. Instead, they’re trying to go faster. They want to beat their previous scores, post good PR’s, and maybe even sign up for a competition or two. With this competitive mindset comes the idea of strategy when approaching workouts. After the 2010 CrossFit Games, two fitness outfitters,…

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