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Why I Refuse to wear “Strong is the New Skinny” Shirts

by TARYN HAGGERSTONE Strong isn’t the new Skinny… If you Google the word “Strong” there are tons of definitions; but the first one that came up when I searched was… Strong (adj): having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks …so let’s go with …
How Do You Define Progress?

How Do You Define Progress?

Often progress happens in inches and centimeters, not necessarily in leaps and bounds. Taryn Haggerstone reflects on what progress looks like for her.
Constantly Varied, High Intensity, Functional Movements

Isolation Exercises…Not so Useless After All?

by TARYN HAGGERSTONE If you haven’t read them, check out Parts I and II of this 3-Part Series on ‘The Crossfit Exercise Prescription‘ Part I ‘Constantly Varied vs Random: Do You Know The Difference?” & Part II ‘High Intensity: Blurred Lines – Competing vs Training‘ …
The Importance of Losing

The Importance of Losing

Winning is fun, but the lessons that stay with us the longest often come from losing, when our weaknesses are revealed and we renew our resolve to improve.
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Limitless

by TARYN HAGGERSTONE I don’t normally think of drinking establishments as being the place to go for life advice but this bar, ‘Back Forty’, always seems to have really good sayings and this quote in particular is something I’ve always believed in – that our capacity to achieve is limitless. When it comes down to …
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Athletes, Injuries and Loss of Identity

by TARYN HAGGERSTONE  “Who Am I?” Several months ago I was training a client who happened to be a psychologist, and during our sessions I feel as though what she told me challenged my brain as much as the exercises I gave her challenged her body. Even though I no longer work with that particular […]
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The 4 Pillars of Mental Toughness

by TARYN HAGGERSTONE  “The most important game you will ever play will happen on the 4 inch ‘field’ between your ears” That is something one of my all-time favourite coaches used to say back in Highschool, even though it is years since I have seen or spoken to him those words are have always stuck […]

You Can Lift That Weight But Should You?

by Taryn Haggerstone All of us (ok many of us) want to get stronger and in order to do so its definitely important to lift heavy (that’s how we increase strength); however, as counterintuitive as it may seem in many cases we actually need to lift less (weight) in order to lift more. When we […]

Cheating in Sports and The Prisoner’s Dilemma

2013 – Lance Armstrong is found guilty of doping and is stripped of 7 Tour de France Gold Medals. 2000 – the Spanish Paralympic Mens Basketball teams takes the Gold medal, only to be disqualified when it was revealed 10 of the 12 athletes suffered no intellectual disability whatsoever. 1988 – Canadian …

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Friday S3 Conditioning: 5 Rounds: 10 Thrusters (95/65)(75/55)(65/45) 20 Ab Mat Situps 50 Double Unders (Sub=100 Singles + 10 Lateral Bar Hops) 400 M Run

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Don't forget that our Intense Strongman event is this Saturday at 9 am! We have 36 registrants (which is AWESOME for a strongman event) and we have 7 women signed up! The day will be finished off with the athletes performing a truck pull. This event will be fun for the whole family and is expected to conclude no later than 2 pm. The weather forecast looks great so make plans to attend!

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Hoodie orders will be submitted today at 3pm. If you still want one, post it here!

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JJ gets a bar muscle on his last day at crossfit wv!!!

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*****reminder there are no 6 or 7pm classes this evening. Please plan accordingly.

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WOD 4/10/14 - http://www.crossfitrva.com/2014/04/10/wod-41014/

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RVA Fit 4/10/14 - http://www.crossfitrva.com/2014/04/10/rva-fit-41014/

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The kettlebell is a common tool in the CrossFit arsenal. Every box has a collection of them, and I...
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CF Teens Spring Break Schedule Mon 4/14- preteens @ 5:30pm, teens @ 6:15pm Weds 4/16- teens @ 6:15pm NO class T/Th! CF Kids class this Sunday 4/13 12pm at Patriot! Hang Snatch 2-2-2-2-2 4 Rounds 10 HSPU 15 Box Jump (24/20) 2 Rope …

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Progenex will be at No Excuses on Saturday! http://t.co/KppjFyEbeI

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A great night with the CrossFit Chesapeake Kids!! Rowing, tire drags, and burpees, oh my!!

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Thursday, April 10th- CCF is always striving to offer our Members MORE than just a "gym membership". Just a reminder of some offers you may not be aware of: - beyond the whiteboard Ever wonder how to keep track of your workouts, times, weights? What about when you're asked to do 80% of a max? CCF offers ALL Members a FREE account with Beyond the Whiteboard. You can track your WOD's, diet, sleep, weight, and so much more from your computer, or mobile device through the BTWB app! Each days WOD is loaded into the system so all you have to do is just enter your time/reps. To sign up, go to www.beyondthewhiteboard.com. YOU WILL NOT NEED TO ENTER ANY CC INFORMATION! If you're having issues signing up, contact Coach Josh here: josh@carolinacrossfit.com - HYLETE Carolina CrossFit is "Powered by HYLETE", and as a part of being "powered by HYLETE", everyone is invited to receive 20% off for LIFE at HYLETE.com. Go to http://hylete.com/poweredbyhyleteathlete to activate your 20% off account. Use promo code "CarolinaCF25" for an additional 25% off your first order, totaling 40% off your first purchase! If having issues getting your account set up, contact Coach Josh here: josh@carolinacrossfit.com - Barbell Club & Intro to Olympic Lifting Want to learn the Olympic Lifts? Ready to transition from Fitness to Balance? Looking to focus on your lifts on a regular basis? For info, and to sign up, contact Coach Joe here: joe.s@carolinacrossfit.com http://barbellsandbabies.blogspot.com/ - MiBek Farms CCF has partnered with Kelsey W. of Mibek Farms to provide our Members with grass fed, grass finished, free ranged beef; raised right down the road in Barnwell, SC. Kelsey will now be here EVERY Monday, alternating between the afternoon and morning classes. For more information on Mibek, check out their website here: www.mibekfarms.com - Exclusive Coaching Your private programming experience will be tailored to your specific needs, and will include: ~Mobility exercises to improve and restore joint range of motion ~Skill-based warm-up to prepare for specific movement patterning ~Strength and conditioning exercises chosen to specifically achieve your goal ~Post-workout recovery techniques ~Health, wellness, and lifestyle support Private programming is recommended if you have been sedentary for a long period of time, are training for a specific sport or event, have significant health limitations, or just prefer the additional attention and accountability. Exclusive programming can be done online or at Carolina CrossFit. For additional EC information, contact Coach Joey here: joey@carolinacrossfit.com - Palmetto Sports Massage CCF has an onsite Sports Massage Therapist in Shaun Phillips. When he's not at CCF, you can catch him on the sideline of the USC Football games and various other Gamecock Athletics programs. For more information, or to set up an appointment, contact Shaun here: palmettosportsmassage@gmail.com www.palmettosportsmassage.com - Vaughn Physical Therapy, LLC CCF also has an onsite Physical Therapist. Dr. Brandon Vaughn, DPT, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN American Physical Association Member For more information, or to set up an appointment, contact Brandon here: brandon@vaughnpt.com www.vaughnpt.com ___________________ Open Gym 10am-6pm Optional WOD- Fitness & Balance: Z1 (easy pace- non stop) 1 min AD 1 min row 1 min bear crawl 1 min jump rope singles 1 min FLR 1 min run x 5

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Don't forget about Yobility at 6am tomorrow morning with a Coach Alicia!

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Everyone is invited to join PCFer ML Gilbride's family and friends in a celebration of her life and legacy by participating in a CrossFit WOD in her honor. All are welcome to participate, spectate, or just come out to honor our friend. Registration link and details below. http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2128714

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Sorry for the inadvertent omission of a few members of our family in previous post. Also wanted to give a big shout out to Malia Cooke Storino and Rita Revels. Both of these ladies also ran the Cooper River Bridge run this past weekend. Great job Ladies!

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Strong work today

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5 rounds for time: • 5 Pistols Right leg • 5 Pistols Left leg • 5 Deadlifts 275#/185# • 10 T2B

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5 rounds for time: • 5 Pistols Right leg • 5 Pistols Left leg • 5 Deadlifts 275#/185# • 10 T2B

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: ICONZ New Post : Thursday WOD April 10 - http://crossfiticonz.com/workout-of-the-day/thursday-wod-april-10/

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Don't forget…. DogWOD May3. Mark your calendars. $15 to workout + silent auction--all proceeds benefit LifeLine Animal Project! See you there 9am-1pm!

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Thursday's WOD Press 5 x 65% 5 x 75% 5 x 85% 5 Rounds For Time: Walking barbell lunge x 20 @ 75% Bodyweight 3 stones to shoulder @ 75% Bodyweight

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We are just a little over one week away before our YOGA class starts! Every Saturday morning, beginning April 19th, at 8 am, come join Tonya Madia as she helps you recover from the rigors of your weekly CrossFit workouts and assists you in increasing your mobility.

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New website is live!! Featuring many of our members. What do you think?

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Congratulations to Brickhouse athlete Sean O'Brien and his wife Angela on the arrival of their healthy baby boy William Cooper O'Brien!

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Coach Neal Jamison says an "aerobic finisher" does the body good. What exactly is he talking about?

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