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Are You Too Sick for the Box?

While most CrossFitters like to think of themselves as fairly durable and, in some cases, nearly invincible, they do sometimes encounter a problem that plagues every person who loves to work out: Illness. Once a sickness has befallen a CrossFit enthusiast, what is one to do? While it can be tempting to simply “ignore” …

Crossfit Photography – Moving beyond the camera phone. Part 2

In our first article we covered some camera settings.  The goal is to get your camera out of Automatic or P Mode.  The  often poor and varied lighting that exists in most Crossfit boxes makes using your camera in Automatic mode limiting.  The camera does its best to balance bright light shining in from a...

Dear America…

My name is Eric Laciste, food and fitness have been my passion and inspiration for the last 20 years. I have worked extensively with kids of all ages, men and women; young and old, fit or rehabbing, para/quadriplegics, expecting mothers, top amateur/professionals athletes, stuntmen, actors and action stars. I’m …

My Rocky Relationship with Gravity

By Laura Acosta I remember back in high school physics class, learning that the term “weight” described the force with which an object is attracted to Earth. In other words, how much something weighs is a measure of how it interacts with gravity. Well, that being the case, I would have to characterize my relationship...

Managing Mistakes, Negative Emotions and Sports Performance

This is Part 7 in the series on Mental Strength and High Intensity Athletic Performance. It is my opinion that one of the worst thing an athlete can do when they are in a competition is to hang on a mistake that they made. If you hang onto this mistake and allow it to consume...

Pure is Pure. Back to basics, one word- WATER

Drink water, B.I.T.C.H.! The less water you drink, the more you retain. The more you retain, the more toxic you are. The more toxic you are, the less efficient your body functions. The less efficient your body, the unhealthier you are. 60% of your body is made of water, 73% of your brain and heart-...

113 Waking Hours- Being conscious of our CHOICES

113 Waking hOURs 168 hours in a week, 7 hours of sleep a night or 49 hours a week, if we’re lucky… 6 hours a week exercising, that’s believing that you’re training for 90mins a day, 4 times a week- I’m being optimistic, hopeful, delusional… So what we end up with is, 113 waking hours...
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A DRUG We Should Take Daily

This has been one long winter! Things are looking up though, as we see the sun set past 7pm, and have the sun blinding our morning commute. During the dark cold winter months, many people go through some sort of depression. Depression and Anxiety is becoming more and more prevalent in our society, as we...

6 Must-Have Shoes for Men

Usually, men do not pay much attention towards selecting the correct pair of shoes. No matter how good and attractive your outfit is, a wrong pair of shoes can spoil the show. While shopping for shoes, the importance of it in creating your image is one of the most important things that a man should...

Survival of a Goat Herder

If you’re reading this you probably survived the 2014 Open. You didn’t participate? WHY NOT? No, seriously. Why didn’t you? What’s that? You didn’t want to give Reebok $20 to do a WoD you could do for free anyways? You think it’s silly to participate in something that you have no shot at …

Avoid Overtraining Yourself Right Out of the Box

It’s a common thread among people who join the CrossFit culture: They become so amazed by their workouts and progress that they pay no heed to the warning signals their bodies send. Those signals may indicate that they need to take a step back … or else they’ll be left looking at the box from...

Let’s Get This Open Over!

I am a new devotee to CrossFit starting around eight months ago when a new box opened a mile away from my home. I was looking around online a year ago at area boxes and noticed a new one was coming just a long walk from my house. I had considered CrossFit several times over...

Mental Strength, Injuries and Peak Athletic Performance

Here is the sixth part in our series on Mental Strength and High Intensity Athletic Performance. In previous sections, we have explore: • Being Aware • Getting Back In Control • Mastering Negative Thinking and Self Doubt • Building the Self-Confidence of a Champion • Motivation • Dealing with Set-backs When you …

Cheating or Honest Hard Work

As a self declared pull up junkie, I have always been a bit surprised at the ongoing and spirited nature of the debate over kipping vs. regular pull ups. At the core of the conversation seems to be the question about which one is better than the other? I had to think twice before electing...
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