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Women’s Only: The Unbreakable Bond

All Crossfitters’ can relate to the fitness addiction. People returning week on week to throwdown, train their asses off, to get that adrenalin and endorphin rush. There’s something else that impels women that little bit more, the unbreakable bond. The bond created by inspiring and helping one another, boosting …

Dr. Edmund Chein – Mold’s Negative Impact on Human Health

Mold and mildew grow wherever there is moisture; this is how and why they have survived for millions of years. As a result, exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds, whereas others are not. Those sensitive to molds can...
Kendrick Farris Snatching

Olympic Weightlifting: Functional Fitness or Simply Bragging Rights?

In the world of Crossfit, there are a multitude of movements as well as skills thrown into each workout. The constant random movements are statement to the general physical preparedness that the name “CrossFit” attempts (the majority would even agree succeeds) to embody. It is pretty easy to see where a …

A Child Like Approach To Peak Performance

“I’ll race you to the next tree.” “Whoever gets ten points’ first is the winner.” “Coach said I get to start in the game today. I can’t wait.” Sound familiar? Most likely these are phrases (or similar phrases) you said or heard when you were an active child. Now let’s look at what might be...

What is the easiest way to get a six-pack?

  The thing is that we all have a six pack only for some of us it’s covered by a layer of fat. So in order to make it visible we gotta burn off that damn fat. Talking about the easiest way I suggest you to train daily, by training here I mean fun activity...

A Determination to not Suck

It’s seriously impossible to look at your life and not think about things you could have done better, commitments you probably should have kept, and proud accomplishments you’ve already experienced. I, for one, get caught up in these thought processes at times, but it always proves to be more insightful than …
CAL Pullups

Respect Your Judges…and Other Competition Reminders

My last post looked at what to do during the final week(s) before in order to prepare. For this one  I want to look at and some things to do/keep in mind during the actual competition in order to make it  as successful (and enjoyable) as possible.  1. Pack Food & Water (and lots of both) Large...
Sally's Hand

The Week Before Competition

After Regionals I made the decision to dial way back on Crossfit & focus on Olympic Weightlifting. However, I still coach/work with a number of Crossfit athletes and with more and more of them entering the Competition scene I wanted to put something together (i.e. lessons I’ve learned) in the hopes it will help …
Fran

The Fran Obsession

We’ve all been there. Laying on the floor in a pile of sweat mixed with chalk that has long since lost its purpose of helping your grip. You lay there, gasping for air and wonder “How did it come to this?” That’s when you mentally run through the past ten minutes just to prove to...

Welcome to Our Neighborhood

Last week at church a strange thing happened to me… I found myself childless for almost an hour! I knew there was a Distinguished Lecture Series Seminar going on so I thought it would be nice to have a little adult time and listen to something intellectual. The speaker, Dr. Scott Bader-Saye, was discussing …
Nice Laundry Hero

Gear Review: Nice Laundry High-Performance Athletic Socks

Seriously? How excited can you actually get about socks? Being a gear reviewer is a fun job. You get to talk all kinds of crazy technical and design topics with creative people; “we used nanofiber technology to make it bigger on the inside, like the Tardis!” “it not only repels sweat, it turns sweat …

Thoughts From a New Coach

I have been an avid member of the CrossFit community for more than three years. Upon beginning this journey, I quickly became immersed in all things CrossFit. After two years, I obtained my Level 1 Certificate and was ready to share my knowledge. I’m a teacher. I have been all my life. I was extrememly eager to...

Benefits of Stretching For Peak Performance

I normally write about mindset and mental strength but today I’m going to discuss the physical part athletic performance, stretching. There are several benefits of stretching, and stretching needs to be a part of your fitness program. Stretching, in its most basic form, is a natural and instinctive activity. People often …
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