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Competition vs Fitness & Health

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So, most of you know by now that I am an advocate for health and fitness. Sometimes when I blog, I find myself leaning more toward health …

Fitness

Your Guide to Regional Scoring

Here are the three things you need to know about the changes to the scoring system that will be used throughout regionals in 2015.

It’s the same

Handstands

5 Steps to Work Through Your Fear of Handstands

It might sound crazy, but just a few years ago I was terrified to practice handstands. I remember going to CrossFit one day and seeing handstand push …

Handstands

CrossFit Regional Workouts 2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Shoulders

“Shoulders? Where we’re going we don’t need…shoulders”

- Me, paraphrasing Back to the Future

In probably the most uninspired set of regional workouts

CrossFit

Use Kettlebells to Get in Fighting Shape

When it comes to that gritty stamina required for fighting, the kettlebell is the king of the hill.The kettlebell rules when it comes to developing

Kettlebell Exercises

24 Pro Hacks to Help Anyone Start Working Out in the Morning

We know, not everyone is a morning person. (And even fewer of us are eager to wake up and hit the gym.) But getting up and moving can actually be an amazing way to start your day.

While the best time to exercise depends on your schedule and your body, the odds are in favor of morning workouts. Think …

Fitness

5 Ways to Be More Efficient with Your Rest Period During a WOD

January 9, 2015

In the midst of a metcon or a nasty chipper, the name of the game is time. How can we get through all the work we need to complete in …

Barbells

How to Perform a Powerful Kettlebell Dead Snatch

I am sure many of you know how rewarding of an exercise the one-arm dead snatch is. Personally, it is my favorite exercise, and as a health …

Kettlebell Exercises
Goal Setting

Stop Doing Box Jumps Like a Jackass | T Nation

Here's what you need to know...

Box jumps potentiate the nervous system for gains in strength and size, assuming you do them correctly.
• If you're not …

Exercise

Why are CrossFitters Jacked?

It is not unusual to see CrossFitters snatching 300lbs and clean & jerking 370lbs. The sport has come so far in the last five years; it has morphed …

CrossFit

3 Things CrossFit Teaches You

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CrossFit Albuquerque | Photo Courtesy: Joe Vigil

As a CrossFitter, over time it can be easy to overlook the nuances of what makes the …

Exercise

CrossFit creator calls for Adidas to sell Reebok

Greg Glassman, the creator of the fitness regimen CrossFit, didn't become one of the most powerful people in the fitness business by being coy. On …

Reebok

The Unwritten Rules of CrossFit

March 10, 2014

1. Be honest. No rep your no reps. Though the score’s on the board, you’re really only competing against yourself.

2. Give your best

CrossFit
Army National Guard

Turn Down The Damper On The Erg

Zen in The Art of Productivity

Zen aims to simplify the mind. To exclude any concepts. Beginner’s mind has too many options. Master’s mind just knows.“ In Japan, archery is not …

Zen

Signing a Smart Lease

Signing a lease can feel like signing your life away.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way, especially if you ask the right questions.

“How much …

Northern California

Natty Or Not? Not That Anyone Should Give Two Fucks: The History of Performance Enhancing Substances

Zero fucks are given.

Interestingly, when I began lifting weights, steroids were not a topic of discussion. Of course, we knew some people used gear …

9 Inflammation-Fighting Vitamins & Minerals (And Where You Can Get 'Em)

Some vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are particularly useful in our fight against inflammation. Here’s a list of some of the phytonutrients that …

Vitamins

Sunday Story…Postures of Defeat

You’ve seen it numerous times…head down between the knees, hand on the thighs or cupping the face, struggling for breath, and maybe with tremors …

Scoreboard

How Do You #ExpressYourFitness?

Most likely, the reason you work on your fitness is not simply to be good at fitness. It's when we leave the gym that we experience the best benefits.

Fitness

10 Books That Will Change How You Think Forever

Sometimes it’s a lecture. Sometimes it’s a particular teacher’s words. Sometimes it’s a lesson from a parent or a friend, or even a life experience …

Psychology

So You Want to Do a Handstand | Greatist

You might also like: {{displayTitle}} Read More What does it mean to be fit? Think about it. Is it the ability to run a 5K? Perform a pull-up? Maintain a six-pack? The answer varies from person to person, but the best definition might come from Greatist Expert and Doctor of Physical Therapy, Eugene …

Fitness

The Honor of Being a COACH

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The Honor of Being a Coach

By Alex Watson

A young Japanese man …

Sushi

Incentives of Having a Referral Program

Half of Andres Schwartz’s new business is word of mouth.

It seems that FTX CrossFit in Carol Stream, Illinois, does not stray from the norm on that …

Incentive

The Power of Grit

What does it take to make it in this world? Is it good luck? Maybe. Could it be a high I.Q.? Perhaps. What about good looks? Hmmmm. Don’t forget …

How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible

The following is a detailed write-up of a popular productivity talk delivered by Scott Hanselman. Visit his blog, hanselman.com, for more …

Productivity

How to Gain Muscle Mass Fast - 3 Simple Steps

Despite all the hard work, protein shakes, gym visits, calories of chicken and tuna are you still struggling to gain muscle mass fast? Well lucky for …

Fitness

Great Coaches Are More Than Results, They're Magic

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