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  • The Benefits of FIR Sauna

    By Tanner | In Training | on July 31, 2012

    The health benefits of using the FIR Sauna Detoxification Muscle Relaxation Improved Cardiovascular Health Speed Recovery from Injuries Improved Immune System Why Is FIR important to the human body?  FIR has the ability to penetrate, refract, radiate and reflect. The human body can absorb FIR because of its deep penetrating ability. When FIR penetrates through […]

  •   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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Benefits of Self Myofascial Massage

    By Tanner | In Training | on June 28, 2012

    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 […]

  • Supplements: Why Cheap Products are Costly

    By Tanner | In Training | on June 28, 2012

    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 […]

  • Understand Your Aggressive Side

    By Tanner | In Mindset | on June 28, 2012

    “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 of […]

  • CFW- Strong(er)

    By Tanner | In Mindset, Today's Workout, Training | on June 2, 2012

    I recently saw an ad for P90X that claimed that the workout program’s effectiveness stemmed from “the advanced science of muscle confusion that never allows your body to adapt.”  After seeing the ad multiple times I realized that many CrossFit gyms think the same as P90X; they are always doing something different and never allowing […]

  • Your Environment’s Effects on Fat Storage

    By Tanner | In Nutrition | on May 18, 2012

    Cottage Cheese and Man-Boobs.  They are not only unsightly and unattractive, they are signs of much greater health issues and an obvious manifestation of estrogen dominance in the body.  Some of the main causes may not be what you think.  In the article below, by Melissa H. Hoff DDS, outlines many of the ill effects […]

  • Get SMART About Your Goals

    By t. | In Mindset | on April 7, 2012

    You know how much we military types like acronyms, right?  Well, this one works and makes sense.  There are many versions of the SMART process.  Most of the versions you’ll find are lame, kindergarten versions geared towards the average American that sits on their ass and does little all day.  I’ve tailored the below SMART […]

  • Refuge and Courtesy

    By Tanner | In Mindset | on April 6, 2012

    One of the best things about CrossFit Wilmington is the refuge we find here.  After a long day of work and all the stresses of your day, you can come into CFW and get a kick ass, body and mind exhausting workout that releases mood elevating endorphins.  Those wonderful opiate-like compounds released during exertion make all […]

  • Vitamin D

    By Tanner | In Nutrition | on April 6, 2012

    About 30 years ago… oddly about the same time as the food pyramid was released, the sun became demonized as the cause of skin cancers.  The knee jerk reaction was for the medical community to tell everyone to stay out of the sun or wear sunblock 1 million spf. Thirty years later and Americans get less sun exposure […]

  • An Outside Assessment of Quality

    By Tanner | In Training | on April 5, 2012

    How do you gauge the quality of a CrossFit Gym?  In a program that uses almost all the fitness disciplines to create the most well rounded athletes, there are bound to be trade offs and compromises.  Some critics contend CrossFit doesn’t take a person to max strength or max speed or max… anything.  CrossFitters know […]

  • If You Roll In Sh*t You’re Going to Smell

    By Tanner | In Mindset | on April 5, 2012

    While at the BioSiqnature course, Charles Poliquin said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Funny… my father said almost the same thing (the post’s title) to me over twenty years ago but in different words. My Dad said it when I was misbehaving (most of you have […]

  • I have an interesting relationship with the amino acid L-Tryptophan.  It (and a few other restorative nutrients) helped save me frominsomnia and a world of elevated coritsol levels, adrenal fatigue, and other really crappy problems that arise when you don’t sleep.  It began a new period of my research into performance supplementation. So I give […]

  • The has been much argument and debate (read: fussing, crying, even screaming) over the use, purpose, and worth of single joint exercise amongst functional fitness enthusiasts.  Many, or even most, CF’ers say there’s no use, purpose, and/or worth in the single joint movement. They are wrong. If can get yourself past the childish “Globo-Gym” bashing and […]

  • There are No Benefits to Fish Oil

    By Tanner | In Nutrition | on April 4, 2012

    These days everyone knows fish oil is good for you in some way or another.  It is not true. Most fish oils offer no increases in health of any measure.  Most fish oil is just that, oils pressed from a fish.  If you purchase your fish oil from Walmart, CostCo, or even a health food store, you would do […]

  • You Don’t Know What It’s Like

    By Tanner | In Mindset | on February 2, 2012

    If you have always been active, maintained a level of fitness, and never been fat, then you just don’t know what it’s like. It is easy as someone who has always been motivated to stay in shape to not understand how Americans continue to make horrible choices for their health and fitness.  You don’t know […]

  • What Did You Have For Breakfast

    By Tanner | In Nutrition | on January 27, 2012

    What did you have for Breakfast? A poll conducted by ABC News found 31% of Americans have cold cereal for breakfast each morning. Many have toast, a bagel, a biscuit or other bread product.  40% obtained their breakfast meal from a fast food restaurant.  Of the 18-54 year olds polled, only 54% of them even […]

  • Alternatives to NSAIDs

    By t. | In Articles, Nutrition, Today's Workout | on July 13, 2011

    Anyone remember the post where Maria Sorg and I had an excellent conversation about NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium, Celecoxib, etc.) and how they affect inflammation?  If you don’t remember it, check it out.  Ladies may find the info there very useful. Maria and I chatted back and forth a bit (while Mike begged me to stop […]

  • Stop Wearing Running Shoes

    By Tanner | In Training | on September 22, 2010

    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 […]

  • “Mindset”

    By Tanner | In Mindset | on September 21, 2010

    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 is it they are doing differently? […]