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How to Prep for a Burpee

No matter how you feel about burpees, knowing how to prep properly can help you move more efficiently. Coach Kelly & Coach Carl lead the way.
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How to Strengthen Your Arch

The posterior tibialis muscle has many functions, including help create the arch of your foot. Strengthen your arch to improve the way you move now.
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Stretching Those Quads

CrossFit reveals our range of motion deficits. Fortunately, muscle length and flexibility can be changed and will adapt from daily mobility work.
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Ask the Doc: PTs to the Rescue

Among the many barriers to any fitness goal, inefficient movement is the worst. Let us re-introduce you to our PT team, who strives to educate the community about proper maintenance of the muscles and joints.
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What the Fuzz: Myofascial Anatomy

As CrossFit continues to develop as a sport and a lifestyle, the complementary rehabilitation aspect of fitness must grow as well. In Part I of this series, learn how and why myofascial release works in addition to how it can benefit you as an athlete.
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Love finding notes like this on the white board! Sorry I didn't get to meet you Brian, please come visit again!

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Love finding notes like this on the white board! Sorry I didn't get to meet you Brian, please come visit again!

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Take 15 minutes to cycle through and practice various gymnastics elements that you need to work on – examples . . . Pistol Progressions x 4-6 reps each leg, Handstand Holds or Walks (freestanding or supported) x 60-90 seconds, L-Sits x 30-60 seconds, …

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Workout for Wed, July 30, 2014 A.) 15-20 Minutes Gymnastics Skill 1st Station: Rope Climbing 2nd Station: Hand Balancing 3rd Station: Muscle-up Practice B.) 3 Rounds - Max Effort 1000m Row Rest as much as needed between efforts ***During Rest, Foam Roll and work on Midline Stability***

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WarmUp Run or Row 400m 1 Len KneeHigh 1 Len ButtKick 2 Rounds :10 HSH 5 KipSwing 1) 5x3 HangPowerClean; Rest as needed 2) 10 Rounds ForTime 15 PushUp 100m ShuttleRun Cool Roll

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ROPE CLIMBS tomorrow peeps! Bring protection! lol

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Front Squat + KB Swing and Prowler #legday #strengthtraining

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20140729 Just another day of lifting heavy stuff and leaving puddles of sweat on the floor... And chalk too in Richards case. Lol Strength: deadlift 5-5-3-5-3-1+ @ prescribed percentages WOD: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Deadlift 50% max +10 Barbell burpees

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Ammi is doing a talk on supplements tonight after the 5:30 class at the gym. Be there!

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Celebrity Status z21 here to interview the boys! Should be on tonight at 5 and 6!!

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Snatches, Rowing, and Rich Froning. Today's workout includes a Snatch complex along with some rowing intervals. As a coach and athlete I have developed an appreciation for the efficient execution of the movements included in our CrossFit programming. Efficiency is the ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort. These particular movements, snatches and rowing, are great examples of how prioritizing efficiency is rewarded over time. They are unique in that they are complicated movements. Each movement requires just the right sequencing of flexion and extension across multiple joints. With improved efficiency in the Snatch you're rewarded with being able to put more weight on the barbell. With improved efficiency in rowing you're rewarded with a faster pace displayed right in front of you on the monitor. The most accomplished practitioners of the Snatch work on it, or variant of it, nearly every training session. This means 5-6x per week for hours each day. The same can be said for rowers. Rowers are notorious for the amount of volume (90 miles per week is not unusual) included in their training. The reason I personally love these movements is that over the 7+ years of my participation in CrossFit I continue to progress in these movements. There will come a time as we age when strength, endurance, power, and speed decline along with other components of fitness, but efficiency can continue to be improved. When we're efficient and need to go fast and lift heavy we're able to do so by expending less effort. This may be the secret to "Old Man Strength". So where does Rich Froning come into the equation? He is the poster boy for efficient movement. His efficiency is noticeable to anyone who watches, and he is rewarded by what we can all easily understand; winning. It is satisfying as a coach, who spends so much time teaching, encouraging, and enforcing proper movement, to be able to point to Fittest on Earth as the best example. Efficiency is gained through many, "AH HA" moments which are great, but the majority of progress is made through deep practice and repetition. So, come get your reps.

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Placing an SFH order as requested :) SFH has an incredible new protein called FUEL, it only comes in coconut flavor…..it is AWESOME! I'm placing an order today. Please comment if you want any SFH protein or Fish oil. I have to order 6 (2lb) bags at a time (any mix of flavors). Please comment ASAP on this post to let me know what you want. FUEL protein is $41 per bag (coconut), PURE protein is $35 per bag (choc, vanilla, peach mango), Fish oil is $50 per 10oz bottle (highly recommend tangerine flavor).

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Tuesday's WOD: TIER 1 A. Push Press 3RM B. 18 Minute EMOM: ODD: 8 Burpees EVEN: 10 KB Swings TIER 2 A. Jerk 2RM B. 18 Minute EMOM: ODD: 10 Overhead Walking Lunges w/ Plate @ 45#/35# EVEN: 25 Double-Unders TIER 3 A. Jerk 2RM B. 18 Minute EMOM: ODD: 7 DB Thrusters @ 50#/35# EVEN: 15 Russian KB Swings @ 53#/35#

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Amber and her love for dumbbells. This must have been at the beginning of the WOD! #shewontbesmilingforlong #fitness #thrusters #crossfit @crossfit

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Deadlift x 3 reps (with PERFECT posture and mechanics) @ 20X0 tempo * Set 1 – 50% of possible 3-RM x 5 reps * Set 2 – 75% of possible 3-RM x 3 reps * Set 3 – 85% of possible 3-RM x 2 reps * Set 4 – 90-95% of possible 3-RM x 1 rep * Set 5 – [...]

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500m Row + 30 KB Swings #ForTime #CrossFitWOD

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Week 8 Tuesday - Jerk Work #olympicweightlifting #jerk

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Kay started the fundamentals program in October 2013. Like any good boyfriend, Andrew was the one who dragged Kay out on the first day for the intro and assessment session. You all know how it works. A couple that works out together, stays together! They both were dying, but came back for more. After completing the fundamentals program, they both then did additional personal training with me to get themselves ready for the group classes. Kay and Andrew joined the group classes mid January 2014 and are doing well. Andrew, you are rocking it in the mornings and having fun in Weightlifting 101, but I am going to shine the light on Kay today. Check out her before and after pictures. Kay dropped several clothes size going from size 16 to size 10/12. Her weight went from 182lbs to 159lbs. Besides the numbers, her story is pretty kick ass. When she first started CrossFit, she didn't care for PRs and nutrition, until April 2014, when she had blood work done. It was a wake up call for her. Her triglyceride was high at 458 and cholesterol at 254, and Kay was also diagnosed as being pre-diabetic. Kay got scared because her family has a history of heart diseases and diabetes. Her father and brother both started taking heart medication at the age of 34. In addition, her father's family also has a history of early deaths; from the ages of 37 to the 60's. She did not want to end up down the same route and made changes with the help of her nutritionist and personal trainer. Kay started to monitor her food and used a food diary app which was checked weekly by her nutritionist. She learned to cut out grains and processed foods, and followed a semi paleo diet, with the exception of cutting out legumes and a little bit of dairy. Kay started losing weight in April of this year and learned that nutrition, exercising, and weight training go hand in hand. She thanks Andrew for convincing her to do CrossFit as she feels like she's gained her life back. Kay's goal is to lose more weight, lift heavier weights, and just to be stronger overall. She believes this is her year... as they say life begins at 40, she turns 40 this September. Keep up your hard work and dedication, Kay! She is a great example of changing her lifestyle and becoming healthier. We are all proud of you and support you!

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30 Thrusters (95/65) 20 GHD Sit-ups 400m Run 20 Thrusters (115/80) 30 GHD Sit-ups 400m Run 10 Thrusters (135/95) 40 GHD Sit-ups 400m Run For Time

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http://cfdarkelement.com/daily-wod/ Great start to all the Whole 30 Weigh ins for week 2! Be on the look out tomorrow as the leaderboard takes on a change and more results are given!

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