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10 Things I Wish I Knew As A CrossFit Beginner

CrossFit has a reputation for being REALLY HARD. It can have a steep learning curve. Lucky for you, I’ve created this little guide to help make your life easier if you are CrossFit beginner, so that you too can reap the rewards.

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My take on Greg Glassman’s comments

Our community CAN help knock down the walls of racism. Our community CAN rise together and take a stand for what is right. Our community is not just about helping the upper middle class get slightly better at exercising more quickly. It can be used to transform people’s perceptions.

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Not Another Post About At-Home Motivation

What to do when at-home motivation to workout is at an all time low. Everything you love about training at the gym is non-existent – the accountability, coaching, space, equipment… and the thought of jumping around your living room only to receive complaints from angry neighbours makes you want to stick pins in your eyes. […]

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CrossFit Masters: Too Risky for the Over 50?

The film star Maurice Chevalier is credited with first remarking that: ‘Growing old isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative’. Whilst most people would agree with that witticism, how we should go about adapting our activity levels as we get older is surprisingly contentious. There is an overwhelming mix of science, ‘common knowledge’ and […]

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Work on Ring Muscle Ups without Rings!

You can work on ring muscle ups without rings?!? Absolutely and all you need are a few items from around your home.  Here are 3 different drills you can work to improve dip strength, pulling strength, and those pesky transitions! First, let’s gather the items we’ll need. Look around your space to find: Two sturdy […]

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The Obstacle (COVID-19) Is The Way

I started reading The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday. I ordered this from Amazon when shit started to get real with COVID-19. Why? Because I’m determined not to join the pity parties around me. I’m determined to come out the other side of this crazy, life-changing experience with some positively life-changing results. In […]

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Training CrossFit at Home: How to work with what you’ve got and not lose all your gains

MY GYM IS CLOSED! I HAVE NO EQUIPMENT! I WILL SURELY SEE MY MUSCLES TURN TO MASHED POTATOES AND JELLY! We’re all thinking about it. Yes, we’re all a bit startled, rattled, and upset. Our routine has been interrupted, and our up-to-this-point-known-fitness world has closed its doors on us, but we haven’t lost access to […]

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CrossFit For Beginners

CrossFit For Beginners: What To Expect (And What Happened To Me)

Ever since I could remember, I’d been an athlete. I played a bunch of sports, volleyball through college, and had been comfortable in various gym settings since about age 14.  So why was I sitting in my car, outside of this CrossFit gym, so terrified to go inside?  ​ It was supposed to be my […]

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Rowing For CrossFit: Form, Technique & Common Mistakes

Rowing.  It’s the form of cardio that we see programmed the most often in CrossFit gyms, as well as the Open.  Yet way too often, I see athletes doing it wrong…  Sometimes, very wrong.  Yanking at the handle… not using their legs… pulling back too far to the point where they’re almost flat… we’ve all […]

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CrossFit Pacing

CrossFit Pacing: The Key To Perfectly Executing Workouts | WODprep

3…2…1… go!  The workout of the day is Helen, and you come out at a blistering pace. The movements are just running, kettlebell swings, and pull-ups – shouldn’t be too hard…  Right?   Wrong.   You overestimate your 400 meter run pace… and by the third round, you’re completely dragging.  CrossFit Pacing: Why it’s important  […]

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