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A coaching certificate is like a driving license: after passing the test is when you really learn about what you’re doing. Every coach knows the feeling, when you have just passed you first cert and feel ready to change the world with your epic “coachy-ness.” In reality, this is only the start of a life...
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Should we listen to the media when choosing our diet?

Every couple of weeks or months there is a new diet that is picked up by the media, this is followed by a procession of claims that these are the greatest thing in health or dieting that the world has ever seen. But do these diets work and if they do are they sustainable or...

Finding Your Strength

I write this while travelling home to Cardiff from a seeing my family back in Kent. But in true Rebellion fashion I am sitting here contemplating my own strength. Now, I will be the first person to admit that I am nothing spectacular when it comes to strength. I am not the strongest guy in...

Barbell Solitude: Competition In An Introvert

When you’ve never been an athlete, when the feeling of wanting to compete starts to turn in your stomach, you’re not really sure what to do with it. It seems simple: if you have the desire to compete, then you should compete. I’ve never been a competitive person. I didn’t play high school sports …

Mirror, mirror, not on the wall

A friend, with a wonderful blog of her own (you should go read it) first pointed out to me that there were no mirrors at CrossFit and I confess I was shocked that I hadn’t noticed it. My excuse: I guess I’m past that. Also, I’m usually working too hard at CrossFit to notice things...

Getting Back on Track With CrossFit Resolutions That Tanked

By the time January is over, many people – some sources say up to 64% – have abandoned their fitness resolutions for the year. Unfortunately, rather than looking for a way to recharge themselves, they simply decide to shelve them for another 11 months. If that’s a description of what you’re going through …

What to Look for in a Protein Supplement

Protein supplements are an important part of any body-building workout. While this supplement has many benefits, those in the fitness community know that building muscle mass would simply be too difficult without the help of these supplements. Now, there are so many products on the market today, how can you find the bet …

When to level up at CrossFit

Something very odd happened the other day at CrossFit. I had the fastest time for our work out of the day (WOD): 60 kettlebell snatch, 30 each side 25 squats 20 jump squats 15 pushups 10 sit ups 5 pull ups I did it in 6:20. But I didn’t do it Rx. Rx is CrossFit...

Congruent Movement

The Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex The core is comprised of two stabilization systems, the local and global core systems. The core is made up of muscles and connective tissues of the lumbar spine, pelvic girdle, and hip joint, which constitutes the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex.  The core is where the body’s center of gravity is …

Improve Mobility by Prioritizing Motor Control

Dr. Seth R. Oberst, DPT, CSCS Often, the outcome of watching athletes move poorly is to deduce tightness or mobility deficits as the sole culprit. The tendency is often to look right at the joint or muscles that appear tight. Can’t bend over? Must be the hamstrings. Can’t follow through with the golf club or...

My first date with “Karen”

“Karen” is a deceptively simple CrossFit workout. 150 wall balls. That’s it. The rx, or recommended, weight for women is 14 lbs. I modified that to 10 and still found it hard when I did it yesterday. What’s a “wall ball”? Here’s a good explanation from Muscle and Fitness: Done …

Back to the Box After a Crossfit Break

If the winter weather has kept you cooped up and less likely to head to the gym, trust us, you are not alone. But spring is right around the corner, and with it comes the promise of renewal and temperatures that actually make you want to leave the house – so doesn’t picking CrossFit back...

Concussion and the Crossfitter

A few weeks ago I took part in a competition where one of my fellow box mates suffered a concussion after she fell off the pull up bar while doing toes to bar. When athletes think of sports concussion, it is usually in reference to hockey, football, or soccer. My friend’s injury proved that we...

Is Strong is the New Skinny really progress?

We’ve all heard the slogan declaring “Strong is the new skinny” or some other variation on the same theme. I’d like us all to be honest with ourselves about this. It is not a new, empowering movement where women are seen for what they can do as opposed to how they look. Molds aren’t being...

When to Gift Your Child a New Pair of Shoes

As a parent, you may often think whether your child needs a new pair of shoes or not. This is one of the most frequently asked questions among the parents as no one wants to compromise at all when it comes to their child. Before finding an answer to this question, it is very important...

Body Weight Only Matters If You’re Lifting It

I remember being about 10 years old, preparing for a dance recital. My jazz costume was made of some fancy crushed red velvet with sequins around the leg cuff of shorts that were a little longer than “booty shorts”. That was the first time I remember saying out loud that my thighs were too big....
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My life before crossfit or how to be the best you can be.

My name is Diego Morales, I am 22 years old and live in Cuernavaca, which is a small city in Morelos, Mexico. One of the first things you need to know about my country is that people here are all about soccer; other sports go by unnoticed and overlooked. Growing up I was no different,...
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On getting Rhabdo

Having rhabdomyolysis sucks. But, let us first discuss Olympic lifting for a moment. Just a couple of short months after starting CrossFit, I attempted a one rep max clean. I warmed up at 135 pounds. After a few reps I started slapping on five pound steel plates until I really felt the load, then threw...

Bruce Lee: Martial Artist, Virtuoso, CrossFitter?

by Jan Dayleg, Head Coach/Owner, CrossFit 5 Triple 9 One subject that the trainers at the CrossFit Level 1 Instructor’s Course talk about with some regularity is the never-ending “pursuit of virtuosity” in our movement. Virtuosity is a term well-known in the realm of gymnastics, and is defined as …
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Important announcement: As hard as we worked this weekend, there are still a few things under construction at the new space: the SHOWERS. However, we will still have all classes here tomorrow (Monday). Please plan accordingly!! We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this has caused. Showers should be working by Tuesday morning!

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A huge congratulations to CFM's Len G for acheiving a truly momentous goal this weekend, by successfully completing the Headlands Hundred Ultramarathon in Marin. A 100 mile race is a feat only a select few people will ever complete. We're proud of you Len! Training 140915 Strength: Back Squat 7 @ 8, 7 @ 9, plus two down sets (load drop) Conditioning – 3 rounds for time: 12 Shoulder-to-Overhead, 135#/95# 50 Double Unders Run 400m Post results to comments.

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