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5 Ways to Determine the Ideal Pair of Shoes before Hitting the Gym

Happiness can also lie in purchasing a new pair of shoes for the gym! Before slipping the feet into your favourite sneakers, check whether it fulfils your purpose or not. Shoes can actually make or break your workout routine. Right from running on a treadmill to weight lifting, sports shoes are available for all purposes...
Don't Be a Knucklehead

Don’t Be a Knucklehead

One would think that gym etiquette is mostly common sense, but sadly it is not. Larry Palazzolo reminds us how NOT to be a knucklehead at the gym.

7 Mental Strength Tips For Peak Performance

As you know there are numerous of mental strength skills, strategies, approaches that play a role in athletic performance. But what are the mental strength skills that seem to be more critical in achieving peak athletic performance? Following are 7 Mental Strength skills that will help you in achieving your athletic goals …

Calf Implants

By some bizarre twist of fate, an issue of Men’s Health Magazine was sent to my door a few weeks ago. As I picked it up and began to read, I was unpleasantly surprised by it’s content- or lack thereof. The magazine was basically formatted in the same way as Cosmo or Elle. There were...

Who’s Spotting You?

We’ve all been spotted at some point in our fitness journey. But last week at Trident Crossfit, I realized I had been spotted in a different way.
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Judge, and be judged…

Judge, and be judged… “No rep!” two dreaded words which a functional fitness competitor hate to hear. They are words that convey a negative feeling, yet actually should be seen as positive criticism. This is a call to better understand what your judge is thinking, and why a “no rep” is a powerful tool in...

Keep Other People’s Doubts at Bay

There’s a big difference in doubting the process of reaching your goals and yourself so you can–find weak points clamoring for improvement–from a standpoint of I-can-do-this-I-just-don’t-know-how-yet–and doubting yourself from a place of conviction you can’t. As in impossibility. So many …
In the Zone

Focus & Getting in the Zone

The Elusive “Zone” State If you’re an athlete chances are you know what people are talking about when they refer to being “in the zone”….That feeling you get when everything starts to flow, anything is possible and everything clicks. Except that this state doesn’t usually happen as …

CrossFit: How to Avoid Getting Hurt in the Box

Do you get as tired of hearing people say that CrossFit is a dangerous activity? I’ve had dozens of conversations trying to get naysayers to understand that while it’s possible to get injured in the box, it’s just as easy to get injured in a gym – especially when a trainer isn’t watching you like a hawk.
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3 Things Women of CrossFit Fear

I LOVE CROSSFIT. Seriously, not to get all geeky on you, but I do. Even when I hate it, I love it. That’s why we keep going back, right? I love the camaraderie. I love the workouts (mainly when I’m done, but still). I love the changes in my body, mind, and athleticism. I love...
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Must Have Equipment For New Crossfitters

Every time you walk into a gym, it feels like someone there has a new piece of gear that they claim to be the greatest piece of equipment ever made. Just take one look at a website selling Crossfit equipment, it can be overwhelming. Every accessory has its use, but this article will take a...

Confidence And Athletic Performance

I think it’s safe to say that confidence is critical for peak athletic performance…actually confidence is critical to reach athletic confidence ANY personal goal or peak personal performance! In sports specifically, confidence is that belief in your ability that will affect your athletic performance on the field and in …
Sweat Pride

Find Your Sweat Pride

15 minutes before heading to the gym, I realize I have no clean gym clothes. I suspect there’s a cache of crops and leggings imbedded in one of two larger, more dense piles of clothes in my closet. But what comes first and most conveniently is a pair of soft, black, cottony American Apparel shorts....

Motivation, Schmotivation….

Motivation can absolutely become “demotivation” at some point. When you’re working hard on your goals, mental or physical, it’s likely you’ll hit some (major) resistance. Your motivation has gotten about as sparse as water on Mars. There’s some there, even a lot–but it’s …

We All Have to Start Somewhere

I have always been an athlete- one that was strong for my little frame and “for a girl.” In basic training, I could do more push-ups than most of the guys to the left and right of me. Growing up, my dad was a cop and our bedtime routine consisted of push-ups and sit-ups. It...

Little Fish, Big Pond

Is it better to be a big fish in a little pond or a little fish in a big pond? While many might choose the former, that situation may not be as desirable as most might think. In his 2013 book, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants”, Malcolm Gladwell wondered...

7 Different Indoor Workout Routines that Scorches Fat

Burning away those excess fat doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym. In fact, a lot of the tough workouts that help in getting you that perfect shape can be done in your very home. Opting for workouts that can be done at home instead of going to the gym can save you...

Hell Bent on “Intent”

“Our intention is everything. Nothing happens on this planet without it. Not one single thing has ever been accomplished without intention.” – Jim Carrey You can be as rational or as philosophical about that statement as you want and it’s always applicable. Go back as far as you want into human …
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