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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...

Negative Thinking Can Dramatically Affect High Intensity Performance

Last week, we started a 15 part series that explores mental strength and high intensity athletic performance. In this set, we explored the first two steps of the process and today, we will be looking at the third step in the series. Step 3 – Mastering Negative Thinking and Self Doubt When you start mental...

Why I CrossFit…and why you should, too.

People approach me quite often and say, “How do you do it?” or “You’re crazy, that CrossFit stuff is way too hard for me!” or “I don’t have the money, it’s just so expensive.” If you have ever been to a CrossFit class, visited a CrossFit box, or even had a conversation with a CrossFitter,...

The One with the “Open” Mind

I wrote an ode last year to the emotional and physical investment people make in the Open. Today I write the sequel. 2013 was my first Open to have ever signed up to participate in and no amount of stories of others’ experiences could possibly have prepared me for it. I liken the mental preparation...
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Beach Workout: Volume 1

Do you workout while on vacation? -For most Americans the answer is sadly no. We tend to use the excuse the “we’re on vacation” to let our bodies do whatever it wants. I’m going to provide you simple solutions to both eating well and a sample workout to do while soaking in the sun. **Tips...
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A Newbie at the Open

By Max Davies-Gilbert I am doing the Crossfit Open this year for the first time. I am, by the standards of most Crossfitters, unfit. However by my own standards, I’m fitter than I have been for 4 years. In the 12 months since I started Crossfit properly I’ve shed over 12 kgs and I can...
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