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Specialization is Not the Enemy

“Athlete’s needs vary by degree not by kind.”  This is one of CrossFit’s core tenets. Everyone should be doing the same types of things in the gym and modifying the intensity according to their specific ability levels. I agree with this statement. But there, some athletes could benefit from specializing. […]


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Why Tracking Your Workouts is Important

Here at CrossFit Wilmington, our workouts are constantly varied. That’s one of the primary tenets of CrossFit, constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement. We may do a workout one day and never repeat it again. There are of course similarities in many of our workouts, and our strength program follows […]


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Tips to Keep Your Kids Active

Tips from Alex Dominguez, licensed teacher and CrossFit Level 1 Coach Being a personal and group trainer, teacher, tutor and working with children in and out of school settings for the past 8 years have given me some great insights on physical activity and family dynamics. Staying physically active can be a […]


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The Benefits of Novelty

The best training program is the one you stick with. So really, there are very few bad training programs. Given the epidemic of obesity in our country, anything that gets us up off the couch and doing something is a plus in my book. There are definitely effective ways of […]


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What’s in a PR?

So what’s the big deal with PRs? For those of you unfamiliar to the term, it means personal records. PRs tie in closely with what we strive for CrossFit Wilmington. Constant improvement and bettering yourself each and every day is our goal for all of you. But why should we […]


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Fixing the Deadlift… From the Top Down

The Deadlift is the most simple lift, right?  Just bend over, grip the bar, then pick it up.  Wrong.     It is solely a lower body movement, right?  Wrong.   The Deadlift can be simple, but only if you know the anatomy at play and how to strengthen it […]


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Nichole’s Story 2

Growing up I was active for the most part. I played outside, played baseball with the boys, I was a cheerleader for a bit, joined soccer teams and ran cross country. I’ve always tried to be active and be outside but as life happened I fell off the wagon. I […]


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Christina’s Journey 1

My success story might sound familiar. I was athletic all my life, wanted a new challenge, found crossfit, happily ever after. Just kidding. My success story is personally more about the strength I found -not physically, but emotionally and mentally. I came to Crossfit Wilmington after achieving what I considered […]


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Adding Endurance / Aerobic Work 6

Using rowers, spin bikes, elliptical machines, treadmills, stair mills and other stay in place machines can be effective means for improving overall fitness. They can be programmed to train all but the anaerobic systems and they expose the body to far less trauma than running. They don’t beat swimming, but […]