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  • The Lifting Belt

    By t. | In Articles, Mindset, Training | on September 24, 2013

    In our constant endeavor to push our limits, CrossFitters expose ourselves to possible injury on sometimes a daily basis.  Deload and rest periods are two terms rarely discussed, much less addressed in our “community”.  That is fine, as long as you are not a coach entrusted by clients to develop their fitness safely.  Coaches have […]

  • Jennifer Saucier = Success

    By t. | In Articles, Mindset, Successes | on September 19, 2013

    Jennifer Saucier, owner Prima Day Spa and long time CrossFit Wilmington member, writes about her experience at CFW. Jenn knows why CFW is has so many success stories. Like her, our successes have made their fitness and health a priority. She and all our successes have two things in common… their drive and our gym. […]

  • Educate Yourself

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on September 9, 2013

    CrossFitters, from our beginning, have been different… everything we do goes against the grain.  We  see things differently and step outside of contemporary ideas of fitness.  But are we losing that and becoming part of the blind herd?  In one very specific case, I would say “yes”.  Some of our charitable support is linked to […]

  • WARNING The views and opinions expressed in this article belong to Tony, CrossFit Wilmington’s owner. They mostly reflect CrossFit Wilmington’s institutional views as whole.  They are meant to provide emotionally unattached perspectives to the good, and bad, aspects of CrossFit, both at CFW and the community as a whole. While no one likes to be […]

  • Ashleigh’s Success

    By cody | In Articles, Mindset, Successes | on August 31, 2013

    Growing up, I was always bigger than all my friends but used the excuse that it was just body type. Once college started, I became more active and started calorie counting, dropping 15 or so pounds. I maintained that weight for years, but still wasn’t happy with what I saw. In January 2013, a friend […]

  • Caffeine is America’s go to pick me up for when we are feeling drowsy.  54% of Americans drink coffee and more than half of them drink more than 3  12 oz cups of the stuff per day and over 60% say the need coffee to “feel like themselves”.  The last one is a little disturbing. […]

  • Introducing SHOSHIN RYU NC

    By cody | In Articles, Mindset | on August 23, 2013

    CAPACITY When I first walked into CrossFit Wilmington in Early February 2008 I knew that it was different. Different in the sense that I didn’t know much about CrossFit at the time of course, but also different because I could tell that the people I met there were of a different breed. They were people […]

  • Farewell Darcey

    By cody | In Articles, Successes, Training | on August 21, 2013

    August makes 11 months for me at CrossFit Wilmington. Before I began CrossFit, I wasn’t a “work out” person. I made sporadic visits to the gym at school but never stuck to any kind of programming. So, CrossFit was intimidating to say the least. My first time in the gym, I came with my friend […]


    By t. | In Articles, Training | on August 18, 2013

    Introducing Mjölnir, the CrossFit Wilmington test of strength and endurance. Mjölnir designed to rate strength, technique and work capacity of a well rounded, functional athlete and provide a full baseline to refer and track your progress and performance.  It will help identify your weaknesses and highlight your strengths.  It is to be completed in two […]

  • Filtering for Character

    By t. | In Articles, Mindset | on August 13, 2013

    “We’re forging elite fitness but we’re filtering for character.” – Coach Greg Glassman Some say individual character is difficult to define.  I disagree.  Character is only difficult to define if you are accepting of poor behavior.  Many people are.  They lack conviction. defines character as the aggregate of features and traits that form the […]

  • Clint H.

    By cody | In Articles, Successes, Training | on August 5, 2013

    It’s hard to believe that I am writing this post. I want to start by giving some history of my life so to understand why this is so exciting to me.  In High School I was quite athletic.  I was recruited in football by most every major college on the east cost. At 18 years of […]

  • Sacrifice Is Strength

    By t. | In Articles, Mindset | on July 2, 2013

    Words have meaning. They spark our thought and produce images in our brains. The use, or misuse, of a word can have positive or negative effects on our mindset and perception. In recent times, sacrifice has somehow become a negative word. Most of the lazy and weak American population sees a sacrifice as something we […]

  • Crystal C.

    By cody | In Articles, Successes | on June 27, 2013

      12 Weeks… I’ve always been in the “average” category when it comes to body type and fitness level.  “Normal” weight, “standard” body fat percentage, not skinny but not fat, not weak but not strong…just “average”. 12 weeks ago when Crossfit Wilmington started the ‘Beach Body Weight Loss Challenge’, I thought to myself, “…sure…why not…I’ll […]

  • CFW Games Training

    By t. | In Articles, Today's Workout, Training | on June 22, 2013

    Obviously I am very proud to have a team and athletes headed to the CrossFit World Games…  again!  CFW sent its first athlete to the Games when we where still only a year old.  Dawn competed as an individual in 2009.  At the time, she was one of, if not the, strongest lady in CrossFit. […]

  • Originally posted August 30, 2010 Read Part 1 first. Let’s continue the thoughts on rewarding your good behavior with self destructive behavior… I didn’t necessary mean not to ever eat junk food.  The point I wanted to convey most was that the cheat day cannot take precedence in your mind over the reward of the benefits […]

  • Originally posted August 29, 2010 I’m calling BS on the cheat meal.  If you’re looking for a fitness pro to tell you it’s ok to schedule a cheat meal or day, I’m not it.  I can’t comprehend how rewarding  yourself with something bad for you is considered ok by so many fitness minded people. The “cheat” meal becomes the […]

  • Headache, drugged feeling, confusion, anterograde amnesia, excessive sedation, lightheadedness, delirium, nightmares,hallucinations, nervousness, agitation, and seizure.  Fatigue, arthralgia and myalgia, increased chance of infection, hepatoxicity, involuntary urination, heart palpitations, sleep apnea, respiratory depression, angioedema of the tongue, larynx, and/or throat closing, severe withdraw symptoms including: agitation, restlessness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, tremor, nausea, abdominal discomfort, sweating and a chance […]

  • Hypothyroidism

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on May 24, 2013

    Either you are on thyroid hormone or you know ten people who are.  These days it seems doctors are handing out prescriptions by the truckload for Synthroid, Armour, Levothyroxine or one of the other thyroid drugs.  No longer is this a woman’s condition either.  More and more men are being Rx’ed thyroid hormones.   MDs […]

  • Dumb Food Labels

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on May 20, 2013

    Most of us know food labels can be misleading.  But more times than not, people are just uneducated on what to look for to see the food companies’ misleading info.  So who’s fault is it?  Oddly, in this one case, I think the government (like Finland and New Zealand do) should be involved and actually […]

  • Mindset

    By t. | In Articles | on May 14, 2013

    Originally posted August 14, 2010 by t.  Why are some athletes better than others? How can that one phenom do all those WoDs so much faster? Why does athlete “a” get better results from CF than “b”? How can some girls and guys post the fastest times and highest scores day in and day out? What […]

  • Train For the Fight

    By t. | In Articles | on May 7, 2013

    Originally Posted 21 May 2011 May is National Military Appreciation Month __________________________________________________________________________________       CrossFit is functional fitness and training in all energy systems in order to be most prepared for life.  The original foundation was a CrossFit program should prepare us for the “unknown”. Military Operators have the ultimate form of training for the unknown.  It’s like […]

  • Clean Yourself Up

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on May 3, 2013

    Some things are easier to change about ourselves than others.  For some, eating healthy is an ordeal.  Giving up the foods that elicit serotonin and the happy feelings associated with it can seem almost impossible to some folks.  But good news… there are some things you can do that require no more effort on your […]

  • Hi, my name is Marcie Wells and I would like to share with you a little bit about my extraordinary crossfit journey.  I, like most cross-fitters became hooked after my first class. It didn’t matter if I knew what I was doing or not. All I knew was, this is darn exciting. So, yes, I […]

  • Bill’s Journey

    By Josh | In Articles, Successes | on April 23, 2013

      It’s important that you know of the good you’ve done for me. Some members are aware of the issues I’ve had with my arm. It’s been a long bumpy road that I have been on for years. The pain, meds, and disappointment had me pretty banged up. A new-to-me doctor assured me that he […]

  • What if Professor Cordain had named the Paleo Diet, not something so distinct?  What if he named it some more simple that does not conjure images in our brains of man with a club dragging his woman by the hair?  Another name might be less apt to insult the common idea that we have evolved so much […]

  • Samantha Y.

    By cody | In Articles, Nutrition, Successes | on March 20, 2013

    In November, I enlisted in the United States Navy, set to leave on May 14th, 2013. I weighed 177 pounds. When I joined I was over my weight regulation for my height (160 pounds), but because my body fat was under 30% they let it slide. Christmas happened and before I knew it I weighed […]

  • To many people, the subject of good nutrition is a maze of conflicting advice.  Low carb vs. high carb, low fat vs. high fat, unsaturated fat vs. saturated fat, organic vs. conventional – the list goes on.  Even the experts can’t agree on much, which leads many people to simply give up and eat whatever […]

  • Five years ago it was easy to explain the Paleo Diet, but somehow, in the last few years, the paleo diet, the simplest diet ever, has been complicated to almost no end.  It has frustrated me enough I have found myself almost avoiding discussing it.  The questions I get about diet and nutrition are less […]

  • The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article reviewing myths, presumptions, and facts about obesity. Inspired by the need to help people comb through unsupported ideas about how to lose weight, the article discusses what the authors consider to be unproven beliefs about what makes us fat. The review makes you think but misses […]

  • [pullquote align=”left” type=”simple”]Frustration: to balk or defeat in an endeavor .[/pullquote]Many of us at the gym find ourselves frustrated.  Double Unders, Muscle Ups, Kipping Pull Ups, Snatch, Clean & Jerk…the list goes on.  As a member, I bet you feel like you are the only one that cannot learn how to do a certain skill […]