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Church and CrossFit: The Strange Connection

Some combinations seem destined to go together: Peanut butter and jelly, kittens and social media, Miley Cyrus and bad choices. Yet other combos hardly seem like they fit, like CrossFit and churches. Somehow, the CrossFit culture has wormed its way into the heart of some organized religions to the point where there are now …

CrossFit As Part of a Green Lifestyle

Being “green” is important to many people, which is why millions of individuals have eagerly adopted environmentally friendly living methods, products and philosophies. So, what is the “green” person to do when it comes to joining a gym? Right off the bat, there are some big issues to overcome: Most Gyms Aren’t …

Finding Your Fit: Jeans for Crossfit Girls

Strength and fitness do not equate to thin and slender. Certain physical regimes build up muscles, resulting in firm but bulky bodies. The bodies are healthy and strong, but may struggle to squeeze into standard-sized clothing. Women living in the Crossfit realm of exercise know this all too well. When you’re a Crossfit …

CrossFitters: How to Avoid Rhabdomyolysis

While it’s absolutely possible to get injured during any strenuous activity, the ultra-intense makeup of CrossFit can sometimes lead to athletes – especially first-timers – over-exerting themselves. While this isn’t unusual in and of itself, long-term exertion has been known to lead to physical issues, not the …

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad CrossFit?

For some reason, whenever a fitness fad becomes super-successful, a lot of people begin to worry about it. The Internet buzzes with “why it’s bad” articles, and people “tsk, tsk” those who cheer it on. That seems to be exactly what’s happened with CrossFit, and it might be why it’s so doggone difficult to …

Are You Too Sick for the Box?

While most CrossFitters like to think of themselves as fairly durable and, in some cases, nearly invincible, they do sometimes encounter a problem that plagues every person who loves to work out: Illness. Once a sickness has befallen a CrossFit enthusiast, what is one to do? While it can be tempting to simply “ignore” …

Avoid Overtraining Yourself Right Out of the Box

It’s a common thread among people who join the CrossFit culture: They become so amazed by their workouts and progress that they pay no heed to the warning signals their bodies send. Those signals may indicate that they need to take a step back … or else they’ll be left looking at the box from...

How to Deal with Embarrassing CrossFit Situations

You’re at the box, work through your WOD as usual, and it happens: you experience something embarrassing. Before you run out in horror, vowing never to return again, remind yourself that you aren’t the first person to have these kinds of situations. In fact, doing something horrifying at the health club is hardly …

10 Fitness Tips That Will Change the Way You Work Out

Are you sick and tired of the same routine? Do you want to change your body without losing your mind? Try one or more of the following 10 fitness tips and revolutionize the way that you work out! #1: Buy Good-Quality Footwear Think that those discount sneakers will protect your feet? We wouldn’t guarantee it....

Is Your Energy Bar Sabotaging Your CrossFit Success?

If you haven’t seen the plethora of energy bars advertised everywhere from the grocery to your favorite sporting goods store, you definitely need glasses! They come in exciting packages, promising to provide you with everything from increased stamina to leaner muscle mass. Their price tags run the gamut from 75 cents to …

Five Postpartum CrossFit Activity Guidelines for First-Time Moms

Congratulations; you’ve become a mommy! Now, you can add to your long list of accomplishments a bouncing baby. While you enjoy your new responsibilities, don’t forget to take time for yourself. This can come in any form, from a trip to the spa to a lovely 10-minute catnap. It can also be attained through a...

The Ten Steps of Becoming a CrossFit Junkie

Every year, many people make a resolution to lose weight and take better care of their bodies. You get into a routine for usually about the first month of the year until you give up, or you go on a crazy and unrealistic diet that ultimately ends in failure. You don’t see the results that...

Getting Back on Track With CrossFit Resolutions That Tanked

By the time January is over, many people – some sources say up to 64% – have abandoned their fitness resolutions for the year. Unfortunately, rather than looking for a way to recharge themselves, they simply decide to shelve them for another 11 months. If that’s a description of what you’re going through …

Back to the Box After a Crossfit Break

If the winter weather has kept you cooped up and less likely to head to the gym, trust us, you are not alone. But spring is right around the corner, and with it comes the promise of renewal and temperatures that actually make you want to leave the house – so doesn’t picking CrossFit back...

Olympians Know How to Compete and Eat

As the world gears up for the twenty-second winter Olympics in Sochi, we’ll begin to see athletes from around the globe challenge each other, as well as themselves, as they go for a spot on the podium. Though most people will never get to that level of athleticism and competition, that doesn’t mean they can’t...

When to Bring Your Child to the Box

Kids love to imitate mommy and daddy, especially when they see how much fun their parents are having at their box. Nonetheless, many mothers and fathers aren’t certain when children are too young to be lifting weights. Because youngsters grow at different rates, there is no “set age” at which they become ready to …

Can Fibromyalgia Patients Enjoy CrossFit?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that’s not very well understood by many physicians, although it’s beginning to finally come to the forefront of people’s understanding and acceptable. Unfortunately, for years, the symptoms of it – mainly held by women – were viewed as simply annoying nitpicking by those who were …

How CrossFit Has Changed Sexy Forever, Especially for Gals

Remember about a million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, people drew pictures of elk on the walls of caves and everyone thought that leg warmers were appropriate gym apparel? Yeah, those were definitely the stone ages, although not too many women were doing much heavy-lifting with the stones. Back then, skinny …
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Please come in a drop off toilet paper and paper towels for the Henderson house. The domestic violence house in McMinnville. Not only is October breast cancer awareness month it's also domestic violence awareness month !!! Let's show our support!!

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**SCHEDULE CHANGE** Tonight only. Kids Barbell class starts at 5:30. Also, kids halloween party is next Wednesday! All past, present and future kiddos are invited to join the fun!

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No video. D had a Pr on her Pw/Jerk+Split jerk at 125lb. That's 5lb's more then her best jerk.

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Logan hitting a Behind the neck Pw/Jerk+Split Jerk @ 210lb. His best jerk is 225lbs. Brandon hitting 205lb Pw/jerk+Split Jerk. Brandon's best jerk is 225lb. 5 weeks to GO!!!

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Not sure who put the big trash can outside last night, but please don't do that again. If you must, bring it back in before you leave. It was full of rain water this morning and extremely hard to get the bag out. Also, there are several cats around that can get into it if it's left outside. Do don't mess with it especially if it's raining, or if you do, make sure it's back inside before you leave.

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How did you do with you max weight back squat lift today? Were you a little scared? Did you ease off and when doing the final 20 you realized you could've went more? It happens. Just make sure you keep good form. Heels down and core engaged to drive up. The thing is when you do a good squat where your butt goes past parallel, the big boys now have to engage (glutes, hamstrings) to get that weight up! Quads are always working nonetheless but if you are doing a squat above the knee then you will not be engaging much or at all the posterior chain glutes and hamstrings. Posterior chain muscles are so important that make you more powerful and improve your posture (and that means those spinal erector muscles). If you did go pretty hard CONGRATULATIONS!!! You should roll those babies out, get adjusted or have a massage because you deserve it!

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Some BIG time Pr's in Advance weightlifting class tonight. Outstanding job tonight!

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Patricia. Two years of working her butt off. Eating clean. And 55 lbs later her confidence beams out of her. She's strong and beautiful. Inside and out. This fitness stuff is a journey. S process. And this is how you do it!!!

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Press 5-3-2-2-1-1-1-1 Then “Annie” 50-40-30-20-10 Double Unders Situps Then 5-5-5-5-5 Weighted Strict Pullups OR Work on your Muscle Ups

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World Series Game 2 Giants vs. KC Royals is on at 5:07. Work out and cheer 'em on! Go Giants!

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Kids Fitness is a program designed specifically to meet the special neurological, cognitive and motor needs of children. One of the most important aspects of our Kids Fitness classes is that they are FUN! Kids will look forward to coming to class, and will learn that “exercise” is interesting, fun, and worth doing. Our classes are designed to get kids moving properly and under control. They will enhance their coordination and agility, increase flexibility, build strength, power and confidence. All movements are age appropriate and the 45min workouts have been designed specifically by our trainers for children. Age ranges are from 8 -13 year olds. This program is offered on a monthly basis.

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Our next Foundations session starts November 3rd! The course will run four weeks on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30pm for a total of 8 sessions. Foundations is designed to introduce beginning CrossFit athletes to the movements and lifts that we utilize in our normal classes. If you’re looking to get started with CrossFit, this is a tremendous way to start. You will learn the basics, and you will gradually build up to the intensity that we utilize in our daily classes. This will allow for a safe and thorough start to your CrossFit life. In addition, we feel that starting with a group of beginners is less intimidating than jumping in with people who may have been doing CrossFit for years. If you haven't heard of CrossFit, or want to know more about what it is, this article does a tremendous job of describing what you can expect: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2012/03/01/a-beginners-guide-to-crossfit/ Please feel free to email info@crossfitsandpoint.com with any questions or concerns. If you’d like to sign up, you can register and pay at the link below. The cost is $100. https://crossfitsandpoint.sites.zenplanner.com/membershipTemplate-view.cfm?membershipTemplateId=9736A264-25F5-48A4-BA81-249F2F994347

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Less than 3 weeks until the "Fight Gone Bad" United for Youth event goes down at United Barbell! Make sure you register to reserve your space!

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It's time, guys! Sign-ups for November On-Ramp are coming up!! Tuesday, October 28th. 5-6pm. Start NOW.

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To the man that has the best sound effects, best sayings, best facial hair, and who picked the best day ever to be born on a big happy birthday goes out to the one and only, Tommy Ward. Tommy, I hope you have a great birthday. #Crossfit #Hgx

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