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STOPPING INJURIES BEFORE THEY STOP YOU

May 26, 2018
Injuries happen. Anytime an athlete aggressively pursues an activity with intensity and volume over a long period of time the chance of being sidelined by an injury increases. Too much work with too little rest, lack of mobility, mental fatigue, and/or ignoring your body's signals to take it easy can all be precursors to injury. CrossFit athletes tend to have the goal of ever-being stronger and faster regardless of the programmed WOD, and w

DO YOU CALL YOURSELF AN ATHLETE?

May 8, 2018
When you hear the term "athlete" what do you think of? For years the images that would first come to my mind were those of professional athletes; the Michael Phelps' and Desi Linden's of the world. The men and women who have dedicated years of concentrated effort to their sport and have risen to the top in their respective fields. Especially in America, we are predispositioned to think of only those who receive a paycheck for their physical pr

GOT GOALS?

May 6, 2018
Happy New Year!!! 2018 is gonna be awesome!!! I’m going to keep my resolutions *this* year! Wait… we are very nearly halfway through 2018. Has it been awesome? Did you set goals for 2018? Have you KEPT your goals for 2018?!? (No judging… I’m a chronic resolution-setting failure.) Matter of fact, I’m actually in the majority. It has been reported by Forbes that only 8 percent of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions. EIG

EMBRACE VIOLENCE

May 4, 2018
Wait… What? Did I read that correctly? In a word, yes. Now, I’m not talking about kneecapping your classmate with a trainer bar because they took the last set of 5# bumper plates *just* when you needed them. I’m talking about a different, more productive type of violence directly related to the Olympic lifts. These two independent lifts, the Snatch and Clean & Jerk, require athletes to lift a loaded barbell from the floor to an ov

NUTRITION 101

May 2, 2018

"Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar." Greg Glassman, CrossFit Inc. founder and CEO

To my knowledge, no other statement can generate the amount of positive change in an individual's body than the statement above. Those 14 words can lay the foundation for elite athleticism, world class fitness, and most importantly, health, for anyone willing to put in the


STEPHANIE’S WHY

November 28, 2017
Why? Because you only get one body, and I want mine to last for the duration of my life.  I have watched too many relatives suffer in their final years as prisoners in their own bodies.  I think my worst nightmare is that I will end up spending my last days with a sound mind, but unable to move or live as I would like because my body has not held up.  Just as I believe it is important to keep your mind active and challenged, I also believe the

MY WHY

November 7, 2017
Tis the season of change. Trees are shedding thier leaves, mornings are crisp, shorts and tanks have been replaced by jackets and boots and we will soon celebrate the beginning of a new year. It's a time that we use to reflect upon our accomplishments of the previous year and dream of what we want to accomplish in the next. For all of the things you'd like to achieve, what are your reasons?  If your goal this year is to focus on your h