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Archer push ups on gymnastic rings during a recent bodyweight seminar

The Push Up – A magnifying glass for a range of movements

While sitting in airport departure lounges and on trains in the past few weeks I was thinking about which exercises provide a clear picture of an individuals fitness, but also provide a broader picture of their strength and weaknesses. The first of these that came to mind was the push up. As a coach I will use...
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Should we listen to the media when choosing our diet?

Every couple of weeks or months there is a new diet that is picked up by the media, this is followed by a procession of claims that these are the greatest thing in health or dieting that the world has ever seen. But do these diets work and if they do are they sustainable or...

Making your new year fitness goals last

So it’s the time of year again when new years resolutions and fitness goals for the new year have just been set. While all of these are set with the best intentions, how often do they fail to last the year or turn into lasting actions? It is not uncommon for new years resolutions to...

Olympic Lifting and the benefit to all athletes

Olympic lifts can often be seen by amateur athletes as something only used by professional weight lifters or professional athletes in power sports such as rugby, and so called ‘trainers’ that don’t see the true benefit preferring to use exercises that isolate individual muscles. This isn’t helped …

The Squat – Common Problems and corrections

The squat is is one of the most effective and functional lower body exercises there is. However it is also an exercise that many people struggle with, a lot of the time without event realising. Stand in a gym or and observe people carrying out the exercise, or even people sitting down and standing back...

Is there an optimal time of day to train or compete?

People claim that they are a morning or an afternoon person and perceive that they perform better in their daily tasks at the corresponding time of day. The question here is does this also apply to athletic or sporting performance as well? If it does then is there any scientific evidence to support the finding?...

Should we be thinking smarter about our hydration?

A lot has been made in recent years on the debate about hydration and how much we should and shouldn’t be drinking, whether we should use isotonic drinks or just water and whether or not the 2% drop in body fluid will lead to a drop in performance. Now I am not really going to...

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Coach Shaun Anthony at this past weekend's 'WOD 4 Rescues Competition' held at CrossFit Reebok Lab, he took 1st place along side partner from A4! #crossfit #crossfithorsepower

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9/22/14 AMRAP in 15 minutes of: 3 burpees 5 handstand push ups 10 toes to bar

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WOD for Monday 9/22: 1. Goal work 2. For time: (20 min time cap) 100 DUs (2:1 singles) Then 3 Rounds: 16 Snatches (95,75) 16 Alternating pistols 16 Deadlifts (185,125) Then 100 DUs

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A leg length discrepancy (LLD) does make you feel awkward as this leg length difference doesn't go...
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A very special edition of "caption this"!!! Whats this you ask? I have a prize for the person who guesses correctly. (Please don't ruin it if you already know!!)

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Monday, September 22 STRENGTH 20:00 to find your 1RM Deadlift WOD 30 Rounds for Time: 5 Wall Balls (20/14) 3 HSPU 1 Snatch (135/95) - http://www.vaultcrossfit.com/2014/09/monday-september-22/

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Mondaysde Elements (all gyms) in 5 minutes; 400m run 20 burpees rest in the time remaining + in 5 minutes 400m run 30 box jumps in the time remaining + in 5 minutes 400m run 40 jumping pull-ups in the time remaining Performance (Fondren) A. Split Jerk - built to a 1RM B. Strict HSPUs - AMRAP in 6 minutes Performance (Henderson) A. Back squat, 8 reps x 4 sets, rest as needed + 6 burpees AFAP sprint shuttle down and back rest 2 min x 7 Performance (Vickery) At hard, intense pace: 6 Front squat 8 DB burpees 6 Box jumps 30/24 20 DU or Power singles Rest 3-4min bt sets x 6 sets + 30 TGU, not for time

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Monday I. Strength Back Squat 5x3 +5 II. WOD (20/15) 50 Wallballs 100 m run 40 Wallballs 200 m run 30 Wallballs 400 m run 20 Wallballs 800 m run 10 Wallballs

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We are so proud of all of the ladies of CrossFit Central who took part in MissFit Mayhem yesterday hosted by CrossFit Round Rock. Excellent effort by all the teams!

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Crossfitcounterculture hanging out at the Encinitas Oktoberfest! Come join us!

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Best emcees in the biz!! Thank you @tktrinidad and brandon!! Thank you for giving recognition to each and everyone one of our ladies! #prettygritty Had a blast mc'ing #prettygritty with my co-host Brandon!!! #ruatkbeliever. #crossfit @vaultcrossfit

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Sunday workout!! #vault #crossfit #sunday #workout #wod #thebigdirty #400m #run #squat #pushpress #powerclean #powerjerk #keepgoing #tough #stretchitout

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A seven-year old kid does not need to be playing only soccer." Specialization also makes kids more susceptible to burnout. According to the National Alliance for Sports, a staggering 70 percent of kids who play competitive sports burn out and quit by the time they are 13.

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Happy Birthday Coach Amber! Hopefully your day is filled with Kozy (pan)cake & Airdyning.

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Please welcome the newest CFO member! Corbin Thomas Baum 8 lbs 11 oz!! Krista, Corey and Corbin are all doing well :)

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NEW ladies only beginners class starts next week! Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am WITH childcare! I have 3-4 spots open still so share this info with your friends. Only $60/month! Call 541-504-0930 or email info@crossfitbreakthrough.com to reserve you spot.

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We are testing a really important benchmark tomorrow, so eat a steak tonight.

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Costco @ Silver Lake's Paleo cookbook selection this week, just in time for the Paleo Challenge - starting tomorrow with the dunk truck from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm!

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Nice THURSDAY DOXSA BUCKLEY & DOXSA SOUTH!

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Tubbs and Rhabdo (Michael and Debbie) are attending the CrossFit Level 1 training in Seattle this weekend. We are excited for them:-)!!

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And tomorrow is Jessica's BIRTHDAY~~~come help her celebrate at 9am with a fun WOD:-) N0 burpees tomorrow---PROMISE!!

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KEEP VOTING DOXSA (keep on voting!) THANK YOU for taking the time to make DOXSA CrossFit #6 let's see how close we can get to #1

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Sunday yoga/active recovery will resume October 5th!

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Push beyond your limits and great things will happen to you. #keepmovingforward https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p_eKV3SzwE

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Make sure you use the restroom before DOXSA BUCKLEY the city is working on the pipes next door so water is off and on!

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Fun and awesome Saturday WOD tomorrow at 8:30am!!

CrossFit Break Through posted on Facebook

Open gym tomorrow from 9-10. Please sign up online if you are attending. (no sign ups, no class) ;)

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THIS SUNDAY @2pm AT DOXSA BUCKLEY come to watch Julia, Taylor, Leanne, and Beau compete for the CrossFit Team Series! They will need some DOXSA LOVE to get through all these workouts!

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I programmed it, was gonna skip it to golf, DID it anyways and a 5 minute PR for me at 95# chalk one up for the old guys!! #Kalsu

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Three sets of: Dumbbell Walking Lunges x 20 steps Rest 60-90 seconds Turkish Get-Ups x 1 rep each arm Rest 60-90 seconds Tabata Row for Calories Rest 60 seconds Tabata Wall Ball Shots Rest 60 seconds Tabata Burpees Rest 60 seconds Tabata Sit-Ups …

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We will be adding new classes, starting the week of September 22nd. Early morning- 5:30 AM on M/W/F. Also, 7:00 AM on Tu/Th

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Friday: WarmUp Run or Row 400m BandyHam 3 Rounds 5 Press (bb) 5 FrontSquat (bb) WarmUp PushPress for EMOM 1) EMOM6 PushPress x 3 reps 2) 4 Rounds ForTime 2 RopeClimb 15' 4 SquatClean 135/95# 8 DeadLift 135/95# Run 400m Cool Roll

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Left the computer at the gym again! Sorry for the inconvenience! Here's tomorrow's wod! Skill: Tabata plank Hollow hold for the rest WOD 1 min stations T2B Wall Ball 14/20 Box Jumps 20/24 3 rounds Rest 1 minute after each round

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Partner up P1: 250m row P2: plank Switch P1: 250m row P2: glute floor bridge Switch P1: 250m row P2: jump rope Switch Then Warmup to 75% of DL 5x5 deadlifts + 5 box jumps 2' rest (Ex. 5 x DL then immediately 5 Box jumps) Then Double alternating tabata Ring dips Wall balls

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