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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 […]


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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 […]


The Benefits of FIR Sauna

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 […]


The Benefits of Self Myofascial Massage… Using Tools Wisely

There’s a growing trend to use myofascial workout like the foam roller to “warm up” before a workout.  Doing so can actually detract from your workout and even lead to an injury. If your posture, from hours of sitting behind a desk, have your shoulders more round than a beach […]


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CFW- Strong(er) 4

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 […]


The Isolation Exercise Misnaming, Myths, and Misuse

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 […]


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Stop Wearing Running Shoes

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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.  […]