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Slamming Bars, PRs and a Bearded Dummy Drinking Coffee

Jon North from Attitude Nation walked into CrossFit Embark on a Saturday morning. Admittedly a little late because he needed his coffee! I can’t completely blame the man… He was there to give a Weightlifting seminar and teach us the Catapult; a relatively controversial theory of lifting. If you aren’t too familiar …

Five Postpartum CrossFit Activity Guidelines for First-Time Moms

Congratulations; you’ve become a mommy! Now, you can add to your long list of accomplishments a bouncing baby. While you enjoy your new responsibilities, don’t forget to take time for yourself. This can come in any form, from a trip to the spa to a lovely 10-minute catnap. It can also be attained through a...
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Exercise and Knowing your Vital Numbers

While many of us know that exercise is a great way to shed the pounds and add that desirable lean mass, exercise is also important and our health and fitness levels are reflected when get our blood levels checked. It is important to know your values because they are a baseline for your health. Sure,...

Everything Is Everything

by Jan Dayleg Head Coach/ Owner, CrossFit 5 Triple 9, Curaçao Before I get into it, this post was inspired/ triggered by a Facebook status update from none other than Nicole Capurso. If you don’t know who she is, you should. The status read: “I’m not sure if my jerk got stronger because my handstand...

Web-to-Print: A Technology That Renders $100 + Billion Opportunity

According to printing market experts predictions, the global digital market will grow up from $131.5 billion in 2013 to $187 billion in 2018. It means that the compound annual growth will be of 7.8%. As the day by day growing technologies, the process of businesses are shifting and now the traditional style of digital …

Build up.

My hand, torn and ragged, cut and bandaged, dry and cracked. A few days ago a friend asked me if CrossFit was worth the money. For me it’s worth every penny. Before I found CrossFit I was a typical skinny guy that was getting a little chubby around the edges. I wasn’t overweight or even...

Midline stabilization or how to safely body slam a human

Coach Glassman defines midline stabilization as “…rigidity along the spine during functional movement.”  You’ll hear coaches at any CrossFit, in any part of the world, in all languages tossing out similar cues to remind us sweaty fitness heathens to keep our midline stable and engaged while doing …

My Love/Hate relationship with Partner WODs

by: Rockawayist I started at CrossFit NYC in my early 40s, determined to not only maintain, but also improve my level of fitness. A desk jockey my entire life, and never much of an athlete growing up, I approached this mysterious new culture with caution. Fast forward three years, and I am now in my...
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Getting the Hang of CrossFit, Now What?

So you’ve been a bad ass CrossFitter for 6 months to a year now and things are starting to come together for you. You’re slowly getting into some RX’d workouts, you hitting big PR’s and now you’re starting to taper off. It’s still the beginning of the year and you’re excited to see …

The Great American Struggle

Before starting CrossFit I had watched numerous videos of people online nearly in tears talking about how CrossFit had changed their lives. In total honesty, I just believed that these people were fat, unmotivated people, who had finally done something with their lives. Looking back I regret my judgment and have to say …

Going Gluten Free

One of the big buzzwords of the day seems to be “gluten free.” Everyone’s talking about getting the gluten out. One of the questions I hear all the time as nutrition coach are, “If I go gluten free, will I lose weight?” Well the answer to that is a complicated maybe. I’ll address that in...

Functional Fitness; Why we’re all doing it wrong.

Recently a client said something to me that made me realize something about a huge majority of functional fitness competitors; we’re all doing it wrong. To back track I’ll tell you about the client, A middle aged mother who considers herself a runner participating in regular 5k’s and 10k’s who had never really done …

Chalk Bucket Dreams

I’ve never seen a color so dark…so dark sometimes it feels like its pulling me away from a conscious state. When I see this color, the pain is slowly fading, and my breath is beginning to find me. It’s the blackness that makes up the ceiling of my box. When I see this sight, I...
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