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Know Your Why

Know Your WHY…..   I know, what the hell is my WHY? Give me a moment to explain. Your WHY is the reason you do things. Why do I drive a certain route, why do I listen to the music I do? Why do I work out and why do I do CrossFit? As a coach and a CrossFitter, I am constantly revisiting my why. Maybe you should too.   Honestly, there are few examples of a bad why when it comes to working out, the list is stacked toward the good. Working out helps you get stronger, fitter, and

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The Open is Coming!

Hi Gang, (In my best Will Ferrel “Elf” voice)   THE OPEN! THE OPEN IS COMING! THE OPEN IS COMING! HEY EVERYONE THE OPEN IS COMING!   So “What is the Open?” you may ask. Well let me tell you. The Open is the CrossFit Games Open Qualifier. It is the official start of the 2018 CrossFit Games season, and it is a chance for all of us as a global community to get together at our local gyms or in our garage or basement and put our fitness to the test. It is a fun event for us at

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5 Things to help make you more successful with the New Year’s goals

  With the New Year upon us, everyone is out trying to get in shape for 2018. Below are some pointers that if employed will help you with reaching your fitness goals.   Set SMART goals. Goals need to have certain criteria to help you make them achievable.   S- Specific, just saying you want to get in shape, or get stronger is great in concept but not very specific. Saying you want to be able to run a 5K by March 29th is a specific goal, or “I want to increase my deadlift by 30%” is another example.  

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Virtuosity

In CrossFit, and even in other parts of our life, we are always in a hurry to acquire new skills or gain strength whether to use them immediately or to show them off. While this is a really good thing as is drives us to practice and work harder, it also causes us to skip steps or find shortcuts around necessary strength or base skills. We aren’t being mean when we force you to have a decent amount of strict pull ups before letting you move on to learning how to kip them, we are trying to ensure you have

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