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10 Lessons You Should Unlearn (in Life and in CrossFit)

10 Lessons You Should Unlearn (in Life and in CrossFit)

We learn a lot of lessons along the way in life - some good, some not so good. Martha Beck of Oprah Magazine has a great list of 10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn, and it turns out that almost all of them are directly applicable to CrossFit training as well.

Say Yes to Distress – Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus

By Greg Hickey “The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.” So begins existentialist philosopher Albert Camus’ …
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How To Make Your CrossFit Box Better. Starting With You.

by Cara Cosentino. Read more from me here and follow me on twitter!   One of CrossFit’s biggest benefits, besides the physical transformation, is being a part of its community whose support is arguably bar none. But the quality of that community doesn’t just rest only on the coach’s shoulders. The …
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CrossFit Training Can Help Your Running

BY SAVANNAH MARIE If you’re interested in making continual progress as a runner but are perhaps plagued by recurring injuries, CrossFit may help you achieve better times and prevent yourself from getting hurt. Keep reading to discover reasons why it’s worthwhile incorporate CrossFit into your running routine whether …

How to Prepare for a Paleo Challenge

Its the time of year when many gyms are preparing for Paleo Challenges. These challenges are a great opportunity to learn from your coaches and other members and no matter how clean your diet is you can always hone in on something to improve. Plus, who doesn’t want to tone up and lose a little...
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Confessions of a mediocre CrossFitter.

It’s been 16 months since the first time I picked up a barbell. The first time I held a barbell was in June 2012. Prior to CrossFit, I called myself an Ultimate Frisbee player and never ventured into the weights section of a gym. I ran suicide sprints with my team, and drilled cutting patterns...
The Importance of Losing

The Importance of Losing

Winning is fun, but the lessons that stay with us the longest often come from losing, when our weaknesses are revealed and we renew our resolve to improve.

We Train. We Play. We Win.

Amateur sport is something that can still be practised with professionalism. When the aforementioned two meet it’s only the direction of the money flow that distinguishes the enthusiastic from the ones seen on TV. We are an amateur ice hockey team from Budapest, Hungary. Our name is Rozmár and it stands for walrus …
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CrossFit Resources and Exercises You Can Do From Home

by SAVANNAH MARIE If you’re an avid exerciser or you’re friends with people who are, you probably already know that CrossFit has taken the fitness world by storm, and for good reason: the workouts are just the right mix of fun yet challenging, and they whip you into insanely good shape. Maybe you’re curious about...

On WOD-LIFE Imbalance.

BY JOHNNY ROOKS Right now, in boxes around the globe, coaches are warming athletes up and walking them through the individual movements of any given WOD. And they are sharing a common refrain: “efficiency of movement.” As athletes, we are trained to expend the least amount of energy to produce the maximum output …

Toe The Line: Getting Into CrossFit

In high school I weighed in at 350lbs. at my heaviest. I’m already a rather large human being: six-foot-two, barrel chested, broad shouldered, long legs that make me walk a little how you would expect Sasquatch to. I was a shy teenager, getting drawn to clubs like Speech and Debate and Theater instead of the...
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