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Enhance Your Performance With Positive Reinforcement

Many of my posts here at Tabata Times have been about athletic performance. Some of the readers may not connect athletic performance with CrossFit. In my view, every person who works out, especially in CrossFit is an athlete. Even if you’re never going to “officially” compete, when you can develop the mindset of an …

My journey through the CrossFit open 2014

It’s complicated. First off, it’s exciting and new and fun and a bunch of other warm and fuzzy things, including butterflies AND it sucked all at the same time. The first wod, 14.1 was scary. Mainly because of the unknown… how will I do? how will my friends do? how will this all go down?...

CrossFit: Changing Women’s Perspective on Body Image

As a former Rhythmic Gymnast and NPC Fitness & Figure Competitor, I’ve spent the majority of my life having an unhealthy obsession with my bathroom scale. It’s a love /hate relationship in which I put undue pressure on myself to keep my weight from doing anything but go up. Since starting CrossFit, I have …

10 Things You Must Know Before You Try CrossFit

Walking into a box for the first time can be intimidating and may bring back feelings of bubble guts from your first team try-out in grade school, but don’t let the fear and flashbacks get in the way of being confident. Go in prepared and leave feeling better than before by knowing these ten tips...

Minute Drills: Your Key to Improved Work-Rest Management

Does a minute really make a difference? When it comes to CrossFit, what you do for 60 seconds several times a day can take your fitness to the next level faster than you can say “Work Out of the Day!” In fact, minute drills are considered one of the keys to managing your work-rest times....

How Choice Affects Your Performance

Life is filled with a myriad of choices. The choices you make will have a significant influence on your behavior and your athletic choices behaviors affect your outcomes and your athletic performance. The challenge is that so many of these choices are made at the unconsciousness level, we’re not even aware we are making …

How Strong Is the Average Crossfit Regional Competitor?

With the incredible popularity of CrossFit, it’s no surprise that tons of CrossFit-related competitions have developed. If you Google those nearest you, you’ll find tons of opportunities for you to test your mettle against CrossFitters from your region. Of course, one of your questions might be whether or not you’re …

I cried at CrossFit

I cried at CrossFit. It’s true, so what. I have been an active crossfitter for just under a year. Basic training a year ago, then I joined with a limited membership and a full on membership in May of 2013. So basically I have been progressively increasing WODs in quantity over a period of time....

Weight-Lifting Takes Guts

Success is terrifying. It’s a weird thing to say or write, but it’s true. Success is exposing. It’s standing on stage naked and facing the crowd. It’s allowing the world to feel the weight of who you are. It’s accepting that failure could come at any moment. I’ve spent most of life afraid of success...

Strength Movements to Improve Your Muscle-Up

Do you feel like performing a muscle-up is about as likely as seeing Bigfoot stroll down your street noshing on a bag of Cheetos? There’s no doubt that the muscle-up is a coveted move among CrossFitters, mainly because it takes tons of practice, skill and determination. It isn’t for the beginning CrossFit enthusiast …
400 lb tire flip

Discovering the Olympic and Crossfit Edge in Strongman

In the summer of 2013, I competed in my first local Strongman Competition. I trained the specific movements necessary for weeks ahead of time. They included a 400 lb tire flip, a heavy rope pull, a heavy sled pull, an Atlas lift (lifting heavy logs over a pole), and maximum effort deadlifts in 1 minute...

My First Crossfit Workout

So you’ve taken the first steps and made the appointment at the box – and you’ve started calling it a box and not a gym. Your shoes are on. You’ve tried on four different outfits – wanting to make sure your butt and stomach are covered, that nothing is going to ride up and make...
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