Category Archive: Fitness

Apr 22

Become a More Coachable Athlete

As passionate coaches, we want to impart athletes with as much knowledge, information and attention as possible. Unfortunately, the communication process is often interrupted, both on the coaches’ and athletes’ part, by class size, distractions, time and client management, running two different workouts at the same time, etc. Here are seven ways that you as …

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Apr 22

How to Kill Your Next WOD

Regardless of whether you’re an experienced CrossFitter or a beginner, you know what those first few weeks felt like. You hurt! In fact, even now your days off feel oh so good. Experienced CrossFit athletes will tell you that in time you adapt to the rigor, but perhaps the more pertinent question is this: How …

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Apr 22

Core Concepts

Time to use your imagination. Pretend your body is a seesaw and your hips are the pivot point in the middle. As one end of the board goes up and the other goes down, and vice versa, you want that board to be rigid. If it bends, it could break, and there goes the seesaw. …

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Apr 22

Become The Lord Of The Rings

“You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?” — Robert Louis Stevenson Whether you want to stand atop the podium the CrossFit Games or you just want to keep posting personal bests on the whiteboard, your …

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Apr 22

Practice Does Not Make Perfect

ndred years ago, I was a gymnast. I have memories of some pretty intense, several-hourlong sessions involving repetition, after repetition, after repetition. Sometimes it bored me to tears, but I knew in my sport it was necessary and common. One night, after an especially trying practice filled with being lost in twists and over-rotating flips …

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Apr 22

The Open Is Coming and You Should All Be Excited

Photo courtesy of the CrossFit Games Open registration is almost here, and CrossFitters across the nation have greeted the Games season opener with anxiety, trepidation, groans, moans and an overall negativity. Stop it. The Open, even more so this year, is a qualifier for a very small percentage of the participants. For the other 100,000 …

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Apr 22

Assistance Exercises to Grow Your Deadlift

There are countless assistance exercises that will help raise your deadlift numbers. In fact, for most CrossFit athletes, the inclusion of any assistance work is a key step toward getting stronger. Here’s four specific ways to improve your deadlift. 1. Trunk Twists. Stronger oblique muscles are key to overall strength and accessing hip drive. Though …

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Apr 22

Get Fit For Less

It wasn’t until I found CrossFit that I came to attribute the best equipment as the most basic equipment. No longer were shiny pieces of gym equipment that cost thousands of dollars desirable. This notion was only magnified in the past few years as much love for strongman has captivated me in the same way …

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Apr 22

Top 5 Tips for Handstand Success

Handstands are a foundational movement. A successful handstand requires a combination of body awareness, stability and strength. For many people, the most difficult part of a handstand is fear: kicking up short every time, not knowing how to fall out of a handstand, or just being resistant to a new and uncomfortable movement. But the …

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Apr 22

3 Tricks to Move Through the Pain Cave

We’ve all been there. It can be an important part of advancing your fitness, but to say it’s enjoyable would be dishonest. It’s called the “pain cave” for a reason, and if it feels good, you probably aren’t really in it. Here are three tricks to keep you moving when everything in your body wants …

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