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Victims, Villains and Heroes: Why Abuse Victims Should Crossfit

 by CrossfitterMama Not to build muscle. Not to ‘feel’ better about how they look. Not to improve self-esteem. Not to have the ability to kick ass, if necessary. Victims of abuse, whether it was sexual, physical or emotional, should Crossfit because it has the potential to change the mindset. And any change …

Surviving The Open: Advice From a Newbie

My First Crossfit Open WOD 14.1 My take on this experience so far: I feel there is a lot of unnecessary added stress/pressure to the average crossfit athlete participating in the Open (or is it just me and my obsessive/competitive personality?) Having never participated in the Open before, I was full of emotions and …
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30 Ways To Crush Your Health & Fitness!

Today’s post is simple. It’s about 30 ways to crush your health & fitness, regardless of your background, experience and goals. This list is specific to the people we work with at our facility, which are performance and CrossFit-based but can apply to any method of training. My name is Tommy Baker and …

How to Improve your Deadlift & Toe Touch (without stretching)

How to Improve your Deadlift & Toe Touch (without stretching) Optimal fundamental mobility (like the standing forward bend toe touch,etc.) is a precursor to hip drive and proper execution of several functional and high level movements including the deadlift and other Crossfit and Olympic movements. In this post well …
How Do You Define Progress?

How Do You Define Progress?

Often progress happens in inches and centimeters, not necessarily in leaps and bounds. Taryn Haggerstone reflects on what progress looks like for her.

The Ethos of Fitness

By Jesus Garcia There’s a lot of unnecessary debates when it comes to fitness. Should I do more cardio? Is it better to jog for a longer time or in short sprints? More weight and less reps or the opposite? Kipping or strict pull ups? To crossfit or not to crossfit? The truth is that...

Make Everything in Training Important

Last year at Regionals in the team category I was one of many who helplessly stood in a pool of her own sweat and tears after not completing three burpee muscle-ups in what felt like seven of the FASTEST minutes of my LIFE, in order to help advance my team to day two. Now, at...

Why I’ll Never Stop Pumping Iron

I wish fitness, or rather the love for fitness, was something that has been in my life for forever, but it hasn’t. Like most everyone else I played sports as a young kid and then I ran track for a few years, but I never was super serious about actually being in shape. Cue turning...

The lure of the leaderboard

Last year was my first time competing in the Cross Fit Open. I loved it, and had some early success in my age category. A well-meaning friend pointed out that I was currently 5th in my region! Of course, I dropped everything to look, took a screen shot (because it might never happen again), and...
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5 Things NOT to say to a Crossfit Girl

Dating is an interesting adventure especially when you’re a fIT girl. To put it simply, guys like to say and do the most asinine things when really they need to just put a sock in it. So, let me enlighten you men on what to NOT say or do when you go out with a...

Mental Game – Your Body Hasn’t Given Up Yet

6 words uttered to me during an Open WOD last year changed my whole CrossFit mental game. During that hellish Fran workout also referred to as 13.5 I was dying…and I mean dying on the chest-to-bar pull-ups. I was panting, my hands were ripping and it was the longest 4 minutes of my life. I...
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Straight Out of Line: The Quest for the Perfect Program

At the heart of the Crossfit concept is the idea that we “specialize in not specializing”. This generally equates to the fact that we as crossfitters may never truly be great at any one thing, but we suck at nothing. People are becoming involved with Crossfit and becoming more aware of the various disciplines that...

I’m on the Board!: 14.1

I didn’t want to sign up for the Open.  At my box, I’m usually the last person on the whiteboard.  I’m 20 years older and slower than most everyone at my gym.  I can’t do an unassisted pull-up.  I’m full of self-doubt and fueled by internal criticisms. But I hate NOT doing things because …

Why The *!%# Did I Sign Up For The Open?

What would possess someone brand new to CrossFit to sign up for the Open? Why would someone that hasn’t even attempted half the moves that Dave Castro will potentially require sign up for the Open? Hmm… good question. I signed up as a competitor in the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games for a handful of reasons....
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Mental and Movement Efficiency Tips to Crush 14.1

Let the games begin! At long last the CrossFit Open is upon us once again, and the first global workout of the year is a flashback to 2011′s Open; a 10-minute AMRAP of 30 double unders and 15 power snatches/ground-to-overhead-clean-and-jerks-are-okay-too-anyhow things. This workout is designed to shine a spotlight on …

14.1 quick tips

So 14.1 is quite the couplet 10 min amrap of 30 double unders and 15 snatches #75/55# with the potential for scoring a large amount of reps. Depending on what kind of athlete you are this may or may not be your wheelhouse anaerobic power movement with a component of aerobic capacity. Pre game: Day...
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