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Improving Your Pull Up Part 2

So we’ve taken the bands away on the pull ups, now it’s time to get strong! But where do we start?   Let’s break the pull up down into it’s component parts. What does the body do when we pull up?   First we must adduct the arms. For those […]


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Improving Your Pull Up Part 1- Stop Using Bands

Mastering the pull up is a major milestone in many people’s CrossFit journey. It’s also a movement that is many people don’t progress into properly, and end up stagnating on improvement.

Stop using bands to modify pull ups. They are ineffective at helping people build optimal strength through a compete range of motion. While they may help you get your chin over the bar, they are unlikely to help you build the strength required to do an unassisted pull up.


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CrossFit for Fitness Versus as a Sport

CrossFit Games season is upon us. Regionals were last weekend and will run for the next two weeks as well. For most, it’s the definition of competing CrossFit as a sport.   While I have personally competed in CrossFit as a sport, and enjoy training for it, CrossFit as a sport […]


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Back Injuries and CrossFit

There seems to be a misconception that CrossFit causes back injuries. That CrossFit is the cause of a myriad of injuries, and that you cannot come into our gym if you have even a little bit of pain in your joints.   Working in the same building as a chiropractor, […]


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Fitness Can Be Fun?

Pursuit of fitness does not have to be a miserable proposition. It doesn’t have to be marked by a feelings of hunger all the time and workouts that leave you crying at the end of the session. It’s really not that serious.   Fitness can be fun. I know, sounds blasphemous to […]


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How Much is Motivation Worth?

At a traditional gym, it falls on you to motivate yourself to come in 3 to 5 days per week and work towards that goal. You have to do it yourself. That works for some, but not for most. In fact, big box gyms would prefer you not to show up after your first setback. It keeps the equipment from getting worn out, and they still get to keep your money.

At CrossFit Wilmington, we provide you with the motivation to succeed. We want to know your goals and give you a plan to reach them. How much is that motivation worth? How important is it to continue to succeed?


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The Benefits of Personal Training

  Maybe you can relate to this. You are in the middle of your workout and there’s one move that you haven’t quite mastered. Everything else in the workout is something you can handle, but that ONE movement is keeping you from being able to complete the workout as prescribed. […]


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How long has it been since you’ve been able to play? Whether it’s a sport, or game, or unstructured free time, making time to play is an important aspect of your fitness journey. It allows us to put our fitness to use, and also makes us think a little bit […]


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So You Want to Get a Muscle Up

A muscle up is a great accomplishment in your CrossFit journey. It requires upper body strength, coordination, and skill to go from hanging on the rings to supporting oneself on top of the rings. It’s a tough process but here are a few tips to help you get your muscle […]