Category Archives: Articles

The End of The Open

First I want to share an article Kimberly saw the other day in WOD Talk Magazine. MOTIVATING FACTORS Researchers in the Department of Kinesiology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, recently surveyed 144 CrossFitters (56 males, 88 females) about what motivates them to keep coming back for more WODs. The results, published in the Journal of…
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Today we Totaled

As we mentioned during class today this was our first time as a box doing the CrossFit Total. Why? The CrossFit Total (1RM back squat, press, deadlift) is a test, a method to see what people’s strengths are, not a training method. Most of our WODs revolve around training our athletes and teaching mechanics, form…
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Is Facebook twisting your CrossFit goals?

Is Facebook twisting your CrossFit goals?   Every week, every day, on the minute every minute we are bombarded with videos on social media. Top level athletes posting a huge clean pr, a new 20 rep back squat, or a snatch worthy of a podium finish. As CrossFitters it is easy to get caught up…
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Are you putting enough in?

What I mean by this is are you seeing the results you want? Are you achieving PRs on WODs, are you getting PRs on lifts, are you loosing inches, dropping weight, feeling better, looking better and performing better? If the answer to this is no you might want to consider a few factors. Are you…
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“Soul of the goal”

Written by Kyle Babcock about his Ironman experience. “Soul of the Goal” Intro In the last two months I have been asked multiple times my thoughts and feelings on my recent Ironman70.3 finish and I felt that only now have I had enough time to truly express my understanding of my mid journey accomplishment. First,…
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Community and CrossFit

Those people who have never tried CrossFit have a hard time understanding what all the “hype” is about. They can’t grasp how we “CrossFitters” can be so die hard about working out or going to the box or doing a WOD…from the outside looking in it is difficult to understand the community of CrossFit. CrossFit…
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Refocus your goals.

Outcome based goals via Behavior goals. In every gym you hear about goals, in select gyms you will even see a goal board. A board on the wall displaying weights for lifts, weights on the scale, or a future accomplishment. Some have names next to them, some not. But all are a constant reminder, and…
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Doing the right thing

CrossFit has come a long way in the past few years. It has grown as a sport and a business. I remember my first experience of the games in 2009 at the Ranch in Aromas. Jason Khalipa finished an event and then came and sat on the hillside amongst the crowd, drinking a beer. Now…
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What I brought away from Regionals this year

1)   The CrossFit community is AMAZING! I can’t say it enough how incredibly proud I am to be part of such an amazing community. Regionals were a true example to that from the incredible work that was put into the event itself, to the amazing judges who volunteered their time to be there all weekend…
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CrossFit Open

As the CrossFit Open approaches us I want our athletes to think about a few things. 1) Sign up to give it a try no matter what your ability or skill level is. WHY? - The CrossFit Open is made so that everyone can compete. It brings us together as a community and helps strengthen…
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