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Achieving Peak Performance by Using Setbacks

Today, we will be looking at Part 5 in our series dealing with Mental Strength and High Intensity Athletic Performance. In the previous posts, we have explored the following topics: • Being Aware • Getting Back In Control • Mastering Negative Thinking and Self Doubt • Building the Self-Confidence of a Champion • …

What’s your gift?

Friends. It’s blogging season (AKA the Crossfit Open). After completing WOD 14.3, I’ve got even more grist for the mill. Just to let you know how predictable I have become, when I texted my score from this morning’s WOD, my husband wrote back “how many blog posts will this one have?” I’m hoping to keep...

The smart athlete.

So, we are in the middle of the 2014 CrossFit Games open. It is truly an important phase for all of us CrossFitters. Why? Because is the earliest stage of our biggest event: The CrossFit games. Athletes from the 4 corners of the globe wait eagerly all year in order to be able to throw...

2 MORE Everyday Errors That Destroy Movement and Rob Performance

Seth Oberst, DPT, CSCS Last week we discussed 3 common mistakes athletes and coaches make that destroy training sessions and decrease performance. We have gotten you to stop sitting, encouraged (mandated) goal implementation for every training session, and improved your warm-up. But what about during and after the …

10 Fitness Tips That Will Change the Way You Work Out

Are you sick and tired of the same routine? Do you want to change your body without losing your mind? Try one or more of the following 10 fitness tips and revolutionize the way that you work out! #1: Buy Good-Quality Footwear Think that those discount sneakers will protect your feet? We wouldn’t guarantee it....
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14.3 Will Not Explode My Ankle

Say it with me: “I solemnly sear that I will not let 14.3 explode my ankle” We all know by now that 14.3 includes lots of deadlifts. Lots of heavy deadlifts. And I’m assuming we all know the importance of good deadlift form (but down, neutral spine, don’t jerk it off the floor, don’t let...

High Intensity Athletic Performance and Motivation

This is the fourth part of our series dealing with mental strength and high intensity sports performance. In this series, we have previously covered: • Being Aware • Getting Back In Control • Mastering Negative Thinking and Self Doubt • Building the Self-Confidence of a Champion Our focus today is on motivation in …

To The Edge and Back

I first found CrossFit just over two years ago. I never considered myself an athlete, despite my swimming in high school and going to nationals on my college team with the women’s 400m relay, because I have always had a belly that doesn’t seem like it belongs with the rest of me. So I didn’t...

GROWING THROUGH THE OPEN

What does the 2014 Crossfit Open mean to you? The possibility of going to Regionals? The opportunity to see how you stack up against others in your age group world-wide? Just another fun Crossfit “thing to do?” I see it as a way to push myself and to see what my weaknesses really are. The...

Is Your Energy Bar Sabotaging Your CrossFit Success?

If you haven’t seen the plethora of energy bars advertised everywhere from the grocery to your favorite sporting goods store, you definitely need glasses! They come in exciting packages, promising to provide you with everything from increased stamina to leaner muscle mass. Their price tags run the gamut from 75 cents to …
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