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Excuses are Like Bellybuttons

. . . Everybody has one.  That’s how the saying goes; well I think it supposed be another body part, but let’s keep this work and family friendly.   It seems like we all have excuses for not being where we want to be.  We’re “too busy” to workout or […]


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Staying Fit While Traveling

While you are traveling, it can be difficult to get in your daily workout or eat healthy. While it may not be possible to have the exact same routine that you keep at home, it’s not impossible to maintain your fitness while you’re traveling. Here are a few tips to […]


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What Can You Accomplish in 30 Minutes?

What can you do in 30 minutes?   You could watch the latest episode of your favorite show on TV. Or you could run 3 miles. Or you could even take a (short) nap.   Let’s stay within the context of fitness for a moment. In 30 minutes could you […]


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Why You Should Compete

If you’ve been doing CrossFit for any amount of time, I would highly encourage you to compete. You don’t have to compete in a CrossFit competition, it can be anything. Whether it’s weightlifting, an obstacle course race, a 5k, or any number of sports, take your fitness outside of the […]


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Individualized Programming: a Case Study

One of the hallmarks of CrossFit training is that you have to be kind of good at everything. In order to be competitive, we have to be able to lift heavy, run fast, and endure through multiple events in a single day.   Eric and I spoke in March about […]


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Intent

Let’s take walk through a sample workout. Imagine the workout for the day is 8 x 100m run with a 90 second rest in between each 100 meters.   Athlete 1 sprints the 100’s in about 12 seconds each round.   Athlete 2 jogs the 100’s in 30 seconds per round.   Each […]


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Hand Care for the CrossFitter

I’ve seen a lot of posts on social media highlighting ripped hands. Some may say that it’s an initiation to CrossFit, however I beg to differ.   We use our hands in nearly every exercise that we do at the gym. Whether it’s squats, deadlifts, presses, or pull ups, you […]


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Searching for Perfection

Are you searching for perfection? You won’t find it inside our gym. Not a single one of us is perfect. We’d be doing you all a disservice if we claimed to be. Whether it’s adherence to a diet plan, consistency coming to the gym, or technique on the Olympic lifts, it is […]


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3 Tips to Make CrossFit Safer

CrossFit. It’s the buzzword on the internet these days. If you want to get your article clicked or read (at least partially), put CrossFit in the title and you’re guaranteed some traffic.   Most articles center around whether or not CrossFit is dangerous. Let’s talk about this for a moment. […]