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Focus & Getting in the Zone

The Elusive “Zone” State If you’re an athlete chances are you know what people are talking about when they refer to being “in the zone”….That feeling you get when everything starts to flow, anything is possible and everything clicks. Except that this state doesn’t usually happen as …

CrossFit: How to Avoid Getting Hurt in the Box

Do you get as tired of hearing people say that CrossFit is a dangerous activity? I’ve had dozens of conversations trying to get naysayers to understand that while it’s possible to get injured in the box, it’s just as easy to get injured in a gym – especially when a trainer isn’t watching you like a hawk.
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3 Things Women of CrossFit Fear

I LOVE CROSSFIT. Seriously, not to get all geeky on you, but I do. Even when I hate it, I love it. That’s why we keep going back, right? I love the camaraderie. I love the workouts (mainly when I’m done, but still). I love the changes in my body, mind, and athleticism. I love...
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Must Have Equipment For New Crossfitters

Every time you walk into a gym, it feels like someone there has a new piece of gear that they claim to be the greatest piece of equipment ever made. Just take one look at a website selling Crossfit equipment, it can be overwhelming. Every accessory has its use, but this article will take a...

Confidence And Athletic Performance

I think it’s safe to say that confidence is critical for peak athletic performance…actually confidence is critical to reach athletic confidence ANY personal goal or peak personal performance! In sports specifically, confidence is that belief in your ability that will affect your athletic performance on the field and in …
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Find Your Sweat Pride

15 minutes before heading to the gym, I realize I have no clean gym clothes. I suspect there’s a cache of crops and leggings imbedded in one of two larger, more dense piles of clothes in my closet. But what comes first and most conveniently is a pair of soft, black, cottony American Apparel shorts....

Motivation, Schmotivation….

Motivation can absolutely become “demotivation” at some point. When you’re working hard on your goals, mental or physical, it’s likely you’ll hit some (major) resistance. Your motivation has gotten about as sparse as water on Mars. There’s some there, even a lot–but it’s …

We All Have to Start Somewhere

I have always been an athlete- one that was strong for my little frame and “for a girl.” In basic training, I could do more push-ups than most of the guys to the left and right of me. Growing up, my dad was a cop and our bedtime routine consisted of push-ups and sit-ups. It...

Little Fish, Big Pond

Is it better to be a big fish in a little pond or a little fish in a big pond? While many might choose the former, that situation may not be as desirable as most might think. In his 2013 book, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants”, Malcolm Gladwell wondered...

7 Different Indoor Workout Routines that Scorches Fat

Burning away those excess fat doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym. In fact, a lot of the tough workouts that help in getting you that perfect shape can be done in your very home. Opting for workouts that can be done at home instead of going to the gym can save you...

Hell Bent on “Intent”

“Our intention is everything. Nothing happens on this planet without it. Not one single thing has ever been accomplished without intention.” – Jim Carrey You can be as rational or as philosophical about that statement as you want and it’s always applicable. Go back as far as you want into human …

Discovery Through Recovery—and the Other Way Around

recovery recovery recovery recovery recovery recovery recovery recovery recovery This post originally appeared on Tabata Times. When I turned 40, I purchased coaching with Brad McCleod, owner of the SEAL Grinder PT website and owner of CrossFit Grinder in Atlanta, GA. The training was done by email as I am in Oregon. I …
Training with Integrity

Training with Integrity

What matters most is training to the best of your ability each day and staying open to continuous growth and improvement. Train with integrity.

Three Ways To Improve Today

What do we want? To get better. When do we want it? NOW! Right? We live in a world of instant gratification. We like fast results. I walked in to my CrossFit box with the impression that I was realtively in shape. I was wrong. Horribly. As I walked out, I was determined to get...
Survival of the Fittest

Before you sign up to Compete…

CrossFit competitions are not hard to come by and with the increasing popularity of the sport I imagine its only going to get easier. However, they may be easy to find and a lot of people might be doing them but if you’re thinking about signing up (especially if its your first competition) there are some things...

Achieving Flow Through CrossFit

Have you ever heard someone declare that they were “in the zone” or “going with the flow?” These terms are quite common, but most people don’t use them literally. When you are truly in the zone or immersed in flow, you are psychologically in the moment while performing to your absolute best. You have a...
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