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Beginning the RIGHT Way

  You look across the gym floor and see “Bill” lifting X weight and say to yourself, “I’m like Bill, I can lift that!” You don’t realize Bill has been at the gym for 4 years.⠀ ·⠀ The next thing you know, you’ve got X weight on your bar and you’re struggling to maintain form; overall mechanics decrease, your focus shifts from quality to simply “getting the weight up”, and your workout and training has now shifted into more…

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Eating For Fuel

  Most of us have heard by now that we need to eat food that fuels our bodies – but what does that actually mean? Doesn’t all food fuel our bodies?! If you’re like me, you grew up in an environment where food wasn’t used to directly energize us and support our activity. I used it as emotional support. · When I was having a bad day, I’d eat something that tended to be sugary and processed. When I…

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CrossFit for Weight Loss: 3 Things You Need to Know

  One of the amazing traits of CrossFit is that it has so many applications to such a wide range of people. Wanna build strength and muscle? CrossFit · Training for a 10k? CrossFit · Looking to lose body fat and see the scale drop? CrossFit It’s such a versatile program that can be used for virtually any goal or area of life. And it can adapted to fit anyone in their current level of fitness! So why do…

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If You Can Breathe, You Can Do CrossFit

  CrossFit is for you. · It was designed to make your life better. To make it easier to: ✅Get up and down the stairs without pain ✅Play with your children and grandchildren ✅Sit down on the toilet everyday ✅Enjoy feeling strong and independent · And the list can go on and on. · See, CrossFit is everything and CrossFit is nothing. There are no rules that say we have to do this or do that. · It’s simply…

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Stop Looking at the Scale, Start Looking at Biofeedback

  When in a dieting phase, it can become all too common to continuously look at the number on the scale. After all, we’re trying to LOSE weight, right? · We base our perception of progress on whether the scale has gone up or down each day. · “Down 1.5lbs….yes! This is totally working!” Next day, “Up 1lb…ahh what is going on, I was doing so great?” · And the emotional roller-coaster continues in this fashion, adding tremendous stress…

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The “Skills” You Actually Need To Get Better

  “I need to work on my toes-to-bar.” “I need to practice my muscle-ups.” “I need to get better at my squat clean.” We hear the above and more at our gyms daily from athletes eager to improve and master all the “skills” that make up this wonderful world of CrossFit. While I always encourage getting better at certain movements and think it’s important to have goals in these areas, sometimes we lose focus on WHAT is actually going…

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Let’s Get That First Pull-Up

The vast majority of people starting CrossFit can’t do one pull-up. If you’re in that boat, don’t feel bad! We build this into our program and have seen countless people achieve this goal over the years. · The act of pulling your body weight up and above an object is empowering and signifies that you are able to overcome your body’s mass from a pulling standpoint. · The strict pull-up with pronated grip (hands facing away) requires and builds…

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The Open is Over. What Do We Do Now?

For a lot of us in the CrossFit space, the Open is the “holiday season” where these five weeks represent a special time for our community. We get together each weekend and tackle the week’s challenge – 18.1, 18.2, 18.3, 18.4, 18.5 – each time with the massive support and push from our friends and family! But now that the 5th week has come and gone, where do we go and what do we turn our attention to? The…

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Scaling Workouts Makes You Fitter

  In our increasingly competitive CrossFit communities, there can often be a negative connotation associated with scaling a workout – either reducing the load (weight of the barbell, kettlebell, dumbbell), range-of-motion (ROM) of the movement, or total volume (reps) of the workout. Athletes sometimes fall into the trap of thinking they are scaling simply because “I’m not strong enough,” “I’m not good enough to do this,” or “I can’t do the workout like everyone else.” These thoughts and reactions…

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Where Were You Six Months Ago?

  3 weeks down, 2 to go! How did 18.3 go for you? If you’re like most, you ran into a roadblock somewhere because the workout featured so many different elements. Double-unders, overhead squats, muscle-ups (pull-ups for the scaled division). The volume of double-unders was too much for some; the OHS too heavy for others. And then others spent the majority of their workout looking to achieve that elusive first muscle-up or pull-up. 18.3 allowed us to see some…

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