t.'S ARCHIVE

  • Is Your Stress Imaginary?

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on August 18, 2012

    I hear it all the time…  “I’m sooooo stressed out.”  The part of me that has little tolerance for weakness and people with lack of self-control will inherently attempt to rear its head.  I want to just tell the person to stop being a drama queen and get it together.  I figure if no one […]

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  • Why Women Should Not Be Afraid of Gaining Muscle by Charles Poliquin Increasing your muscle mass and bone mass has a myriad of health benefits. Here is what you should know before you frown upon on gaining a few kilos of muscle mass: 1. The more muscle and bone mass you have, the greater the […]

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  • Most religions and spiritual teachings tell us, in one way or another, that our bodies are temples and should be treated as such.  So no matter your spiritual affiliations, your higher power tells you to take care of yourself.  Yet more and more Americans treat their bodies like a single wide in a backwoods Appalachia […]

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  • Estrogen Dominance

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on July 8, 2012

     Since we posted the article by Melissa Hoff DDS on environmental estrogen-like toxins and again after Robb Wolf’s podcast, we’ve gotten quite a few questions about estrogen dominance. The questions come mostly from the ladies, but guys, high estrogen levels adversely affect you too. Estrogen dominance is never caused by one thing. It is a […]

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  • We just wrapped up another Olympic Weightlifting Course.  The participants improved their technique and understanding of the lifts tremendously.  Each lifter added quite a bit of weight to their own personal records on both the Snatch and Clean & Jerk. There are two things CFW is known for…  heavy, intense metcons and Olympic lifting.  Every […]

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  • Right now you can clearly discern two groups of members at CFW, those taking branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and those who are not.  I wish I could say you can tell who takes them by the way they look or the loads and times on the board, but that isn’t neccessarily true.  While everyone […]

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  • Women’s Empowerment Classes

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on June 26, 2012

    CrossFit Wilmington will now be offering classes for women only.  We will also offer women’s strength and conditioning classes at Wilmington Strength and women’s Olympic Lifting courses periodically.  All will empower real women and get them real results. Blah, blah, blah. I can’t even continue without laughing.  We do offer classes for women…  8 of them […]

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  • CrossFit Wilmington instructors and athletes, Tanner, Larry, t., Peiwen, and Melissa, and Wilmington Strength and Conditioning instructors, James and Fletcher, traveled to Sorinex Equipment’s facility and factory in Columbia, SC.  Sorinex  hosted their fifth annual Sorinex Summer Strong event that included seminars and classes from experts from the strength & conditioning, strongman, and CrossFit worlds. […]

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    If you’re not doing self-myofascial release work before and after each workout, you are missing out on the one thing, if done properly, shown to increase flexibility, mobility, and performance.  If you using the foam roller, muscle activation techniques and lengthening exercises we teach, then you can affirm everything I write hereafter.  When we (the […]

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  • Day 1 / Week 2

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on June 17, 2012

    Robb Wolf and BioSig Practicioner, Brad Davidson, discuss estrogen dominance and lower body fat, women’s training, and other benefits of BioSig and Lab work.  http://robbwolf.com/2012/06/12/estrogen-brad-davidson-episode-136/ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Kettlebell Course This Saturday, June 23rd We are hosting a Kettlebell Course with Pete Boby this Saturday, June 23rd from 9am to 3pm.  Learning to properly implement kettlebell training […]

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  • Understand Your Aggressive Side

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on June 7, 2012
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    “When there is enough will and aggression, there is no shortage of talent.” – Jurgen Klinsmann  Head Coach US National Soccer Team You read my posts and how I link success to our natural instincts.  Our nature is to survive.  In a previous article, “The Id, Ego, and Super Ego”, I wrote about the misuse […]

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  • I have been informed by the CrossFit Games staff the CrossFit Wilmington team has been disqualified from competition in the 2012 CrossFit Games.  I tested positive for banned substances in the urinalysis administered at the CF Games Regional Competition. The substances are prescription medicines prescribed to me by my Doctors for rehab and repair of […]

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  • Strong Is The New (and Old) Sexy

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on June 5, 2012

    You’ve heard the latest trendy saying “strong is the new skinny”.  Marsha Christensen gets credit for the term.  Her blog is a motivational spot for ladies who’ve chosen a strong lifestyle.   Albeit a funny anecdote, it does point to the increased popularity of strength training among women.  But more so, it signals a notable […]

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  • Don’t wear running shoes?  YES.  Stop wearing them.  Especially in the gym, but for running too.  Yes, I am saying do not even run in running shoes. The disadvantages to running shoes are so bad, I’ve often considered banning them inside CrossFit Wilmington.  That day may still be coming. Running shoes create instability, primarily laterally, in the ankles.  Sports that involve running as […]

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  • Static Stretching Is Post Workout

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on June 3, 2012

    “The Death of Static Stretching” by Brad Longazel of EliteFTS Developing an active and full range of motion (ROM) in our relationships between muscles and joints is vastly important for optimum performance. It not only allows for greater strength and power development, but it has been shown to limit injuries as well (1). So the question arises—what […]

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  • Strong Man Work

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on June 1, 2012

    Hilltop Angus Farms On Sunday June 10th, Dale and Sharon Thompson from Hilltop Angus Farms will be making their next delivery to Wilmington. The pick-up site is located at 514 Market Street and pick-up is from 8am till 9am. For more information about their products and service go to www.hilltopangusgrassfed.com _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sunday “Ladies Only” Fun Day […]

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  • Have you, or someone you know, ever gotten one of those great ideas to refurbish the floor, build a deck, or remodel the bathroom?  It begins with good intention.  You are in Lowe’s or Home Depot and you spot one of those magazines on your way through the check out.  On the cover is your […]

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  • Mid Day Nutrition Class Today at 1:30 Today at 1:30 we will host another presentation of CFW’s results producing nutrition class.  Covered in the class are all the the things you need to know to be able to cut body fat, increase lean body composition and live a healthier life. We will cover the concepts of […]

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  • Pull Heavy

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on May 28, 2012

    Sunday “Ladies Only” Fun Day – June 10th: 12pm-5pm Come out June 10th from 12 to 5pm and enjoy a day filled with pampering and working out. We will be offering yoga, kickboxing, sauna, Crossfit WODs, massage, spray tanning, Zumba, athletic photo sessions and direct instruction from our very own CFW Team girls! COST: $50.00 per […]

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  • The inaugural Brave Soldier Challenge  kicked off yesterday here in  ILM. There were over 150 participants from as far as Florida.  CFW had over 30 members come out to competed, judge and provide support the event.  Other CF’s that came out, CF CB congrats to Brock who placed 2d in the 40-49 age group, Port City […]

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  • Recovery, Recovery, Recovery

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on May 20, 2012

    Exercise is easy.  It only takes a few minutes each day.  With only a bit of effort you can get a fairly intense workout in.  For most of you reading this, it is more the norm to do too much of it rather than not enough.  Many of us need desperately to recognize your time […]

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  • Why the Campaign to Stop America’s Obesity Crisis Keeps Failing The nation’s most powerful anti-obesity groups are teaming up for a new HBO documentary—but it pushes the same tired advice. Here is Gary Taubes’ article in Newsweek on the research they’re ignoring.  Most of my favorite factoids about obesity are historical ones, and they don’t […]

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  • I study diet constantly and eat as strictly as, and with more discipline than anyone I know…  except maybe Melissa H. or Jrod.  I don’t claim to know it all and most of all, I am aware I don’t know what I don’t know.   So last year I went to Jrod to get my […]

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  • Is Fructose Making You Fat?

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on May 16, 2012

    Fructose, and its evil cousin, high fructose corn syrup, may be the reason (or likely one of numerous reasons) you are fat and cannot lean out.  A very little fructose goes a long way at keeping your body in a state elevated readiness for fat storage.  Check out the articles below for a better understanding […]

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  • Checking in…

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on May 13, 2012

    Hi CFW, It’s been very busy at the gym and I’ve been spending much of my time up at MARSOC.  I thought it a good time to check in and tell you about upcoming events and other happenings at and around CrossFit Wilmington. First, thank you all again for supporting the CFW athletes at the […]

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  • Sara C. and Success

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on May 10, 2012

    CrossFit Sled Push Begin with a sled loaded with (+45lbs/+0). Push 20m Add 25lbs Rest 30 seconds Repeat until you cannot move the sled.  Then reduce the weight by 25lbs and repeat until sled is empty.

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  • Pressing Work

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on May 8, 2012

    CFW will no longer have Open Gym on Sundays from 10-11:30am, however we will continue to have Yoga at 9am ______________________________________________________________________________  CrossFit Incline DB Bench  5-6r x 6 DB Bench Press  6-8r x 5 Dips 5-6r x 5 Triceps Extension  6-8r x 4

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  • As the Games media staff put it…  “CrossFit Wilmington put on a Snatch Clinic”.  Due to a shoulder injury, CrossFit Wilmington had only 5 of our 6 team members participating in the Snatch Ladder WOD.  Yes, our total beat all but one team with only 5 lifters to their 6! Olympic Lifting is difficult to […]

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  • Team Work

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on May 6, 2012

        Team CrossFit Wilmington secured a 2nd Place finish at the 2012 Crossfit Games Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition this weekend.  A tremendous thank you to everyone who supported the team’s efforts. CrossFit 1 1/4 Back Squat  5r x 6s GHD Back Extensions  4 x 5 (4/0/1/1)

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  • 2012 Regionals – Day 1 Photos

    By t. | In Today's Workout | on May 5, 2012

         

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