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Turn around, stick out, show the world you got a bubble butt

For the past 5 years Synergy Strength (CrossFit Saskatoon) has held one of largest local competitions in Canada with almost 300 competitors. For the past couple years I have tried to attend as many of these events around the province as possible. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m no beast of epic proportions but I...
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CrossFit for the “Unfit” CrossFitter

When I tell people that I CrossFit, I see that little look of disbelief, that "you??", flash in their eyes. It's gone quickly enough, and luckily I haven't yet come across anyone rude enough to say it out loud.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Operating a Treadmill Machine

Regular exercise is recommended by healthcare professionals all around the world. Many people are following this advice and are willing to exercise to maintain their healthy bodies and to increase their life expectancies. As a result, many companies have turned to manufacturing different body fitness training …
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Movement Shapes pt. 5: Sports Ilustrated

by, Chris Sinagoga This article was originally posted on our website on Tuesday, September 26, 2013 at 8 pm.  While you are reading this (probably while checking Twitter during a Glee commercial break), Amy Potter is at the box hitting a one-one-one session hard – as she’s been doing this entire month. Not …

Crossfit is Dangerous Because of YOU

I have seen a lot of response to the article that has been looming for the past couple months on the dangers of Crossfit, but after two more people this week have sent me the controversial article, I needed to vent a little. The reason Crossfit is dangerous is because of the athletes that do...

What to Do After a Rotator Cuff Tear Surgery?

What to Do After a Rotator Cuff Tear Surgery? So your doctor has diagnosed a tear in your rotator cuff, the tissue of muscles and tendons that secure your humerus (upper arm bone) in the shoulder joint. Rest, medications, and physical therapy have been dismissed as inadequate: you need surgery. What are your options …
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Why You Should Be Competing in CrossFit Competitions

By Savannah Marie Maybe you’ve been doing CrossFit for a while. Maybe you’re still a newbie. Or maybe you have no clue what CrossFit is. Regardless of what category you find yourself in, you should consider competing in CrossFit competitions. Here’s why: 1. You’ll Learn to be Organized Packing meals for over 8 …
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5 Ways Crossfit Helps You Embrace Your Shape

By Allison Nichols  I never looked like the other girls in my ballet class growing up. I was always bigger—bigger legs, bigger arms: bigger everything. I never looked like the girls in my Seventeen Magazine. I was an overweight child who went right from being overweight into sports. From overweight to “athletic,” …

This One is For The Ladies – How Fitness Can Impact Your Career

This One is For The Ladies – How Fitness Can Impact Your Career Research shows that just fifteen minutes of moderate exercise each day can add an extra three years to your life expectancy. However, “Healthy body, healthy mind” is a well-worn phrase, but like most popular sayings there is plenty of truth in it....

5 Tips For Better Olympic Weightlifting

Here are five simple tips for better lifts in both the clean and snatch. 1. Don’t Jump Forward Jumping forward, especially more than 1” or so will cause all sorts of problems and is usually the consequence of rainbowing the bar out away from you after you brush the hips. A good way to work...

Paleo Parenting Problems and the Public School System

My heart began racing as I quickly read through the weekly update from my son’s kindergarten teacher on a Monday morning. On the 50th day of school, which happened to be the day I was reading through this bit of information, the school was going to have a celebration. Among other creative things like a...

Sex, Fitness, & Social Media

I have a little assignment for you. I want you to switch over tabs to your facebook or instagram. Oh, come on. Don’t pretend either of the two aren’t easily accessible to you. Grab your phone, or hit “alt tab” on your computer and pull it up. If you are following any fitness person on...
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CrossFit for Kids

We all know how intense yet satisfying a good CrossFit session can be, but did you know it was available for kids as well? It’s true; you now have a way to help keep your kids active and healthy while you maintain your own fitness workout. CrossFit has developed programs for all children ages 3...

#ABMF

#ABMF   By way of introduction, I have to point out, that unlike the vast majority of the authors whose writing appears on these hallowed electronic pages, I am not an athlete, a competitor, nor am I a coach. I’m a 39 year old desk jockey who six months ago decided that enough was enough;...

Joust raises more than $10,000 for charity

Until Saturday, Jenn Cornell had never seen so many men dressed in pink. “I think it’s amazing,” she says. “People are giving it their all. This would mean a lot to my sister.” Cornell’s sister, Denise Morrow, was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. After watching her sister go through two surgeries, weeks …

The Weight of Expectation

Ever since my initiation into the world of CrossFit a couple of years ago I’ve seen, heard and read about so many incredible transformations. Men and women who, after battling body issues for years—trying this gym, that diet, or perhaps slothing around trying nothing at all—found the holy grail of weight loss, muscle …
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