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What it Means to be Part of the Community

Ask any CrossFitter why they continue to do CrossFit, and somewhere in their response you will hear the word community. As a whole, we use this word a lot. We love our CrossFit community, from our personal box to all CrossFitters all over the world. We are our own special breed, aren’t we? There are...
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The Secret to Getting Better at CrossFit

This entire post is written to explain a very fundamental concept (and also to post some of the awesome shots that Super Cleary Photo took at our comp last weekend): to get better at CrossFit, you have to…CrossFit. That means showing up. That means practicing skills. Seems obvious, right? But I’m always …

Is going RX hurting your goals?

There are quite a few articles out there that discuss the relativity of RXing workouts, why RX doesn’t matter, and how trying to go RX can ultimately lead to greater chances of injury. In a nutshell: RX for a workout is a BROAD based guideline for performance that doesn’t take into consideration your current …

Does Crossfit Help or Hurt a Woman’s Body Image?

When I started Crossfit I was damaged, although I didn’t realize to what extent.   As a young girl, the first person who taught me how to feel about my body was my mom. I watched her, as she got ready. How she cursed her belly. Even when she didn’t speak, her inner dialogue about her...
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Coco Pro – Combining Hydration and Protein

I have discussed previously the importance of hydration during exercise not just for competition but training too. And most people are aware of the importance of a good protein intake for aiding muscle recovery and adaptation to training, yet getting a good protein intake and rehydrating is often a challenging especially …
It's Not CrossFit...

It’s Not CrossFit…

Before you give CrossFit all the credit for all the positive changes you've experienced, give yourself some credit for putting in the time and effort.

Is the Gym Your Therapy?

We all have good days and we all have bad days. That’s just the ebb and flow of life. No matter whether it is work, or family, or relationships, or money, we can constantly find ourselves in a stressful frame of mind. So, how do we handle this? Some eat, some drink, some shop, some cry,...

Don’t Let the Whiteboard Define You

The whiteboard is such an obnoxious thing we do in CrossFit right? This little tap on your shoulder telling you to go harder so you could beat Janet’s Fran time or Tom ’s front squat. It’s annoying isn’t it? This daily reminder of what you could’ve done because, odds are, you’re like the rest of...
Hold the Standard

Hold the Standard

The facility, coaching, & programming make each CrossFit gym unique. But one thing they should all have in common is a high standard for excellence.

Can we do Crossfit with weight machines?

At first sight, the answer is no! Why? Well, for starters Crossfit uses Closed Kinetic Chain (CKC) exercises that involve whole body movements from your toes to the last strand of hair. Well… kind of. You know what I mean. Let´s think about it for a while. Let’s imagine, for example, that you are doing...

Life Insurance Policy: Why You Must Have One!!!

Life is indeed unpredictable. Along with this comes the importance of money in existence. Life insurance is a financial tool which provides financial protection to the beneficiary after the death of the insured. An example of common insurance policies is the pure protection plan like the term life insurance. Its main aim …

Achieving Supremacy In Athletic Performance

Today we’re going to look at the strategies to help you consistently make your athlete training both a physical, technical peak performance and mental strengthening that will prepare you for field of competition. Some of what we’re going to go over will sound familiar and I believe it’s important to review again and …

How To Get In The Best Shape Of Your Life With Deck Of Cards

Yes you’re not mistaken you really can get a great workout using deck of cards. Expensive gym membership isn’t required too! The workout I’m presenting to you today is also known as The Karl Gotch Bible. Karl Gotch was one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all times and he used this drill to train...
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Extreme fitness workout routines to boost your metabolism

Anybody attempting to shed pounds will have the capacity to make their endeavors much less demanding on the off chance that they can expand their metabolic rate. The metabolic rate is the rate at which your body changes over sustenance into vitality. The higher your metabolic rate, the more vitality your cells will expend …

Making Lemonade out of Lemons

Recently, I had written quite publicly about an accident that I was involved in last May, and the reality I had to face in regards to my training. Since then, I have had the chance to compete in my first powerlifting meet- the Bench Only portion. It took place the same weekend as a CrossFit...
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Belts, Wraps, Sleeves and all that Jazz

I meant to write this post ages ago, but was having a really hard time putting it into words, and the topic got moved to the back burner. But this morning I read an article from BoxLife Magazine - ‘The Pro’s & Con’s of a Weightlifting Belt’ - and it reminded me about this post, and maybe …
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