Category Archives: Training

Refueling Your Recovery Nutrition in Crossfit Training

Recovery is a given part of crossfit training. In fact, there are many functions in the recovery phase of fitness that are necessary for continuous strength building and endurance. When you are in recovery, you are essentially not working out. However, to make your efforts more active in making the most of every recovery period,…
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Mustard seeds and the Open?

You may ask yourself what does mustard seeds have to do with the Open?  Have you seen a mustard seed?  Probably not, but it is a very small seed.  Yet over time this tiny seed grows into a plant that produces flavoring that we enjoy.   Right about now you are thinking okay and this…
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Tips to Become More Successful with Your Health

When we think about our health, we are great in coming up with short term goals, but we struggle with realizing our health and fitness should be considered as long term goals. We often forget that it is a journey and process that is constantly changing and forming us forever. You may ask, how do…
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The Power Clean Starting Position

Optimal start position High level pre-contraction of the trunk erector muscles are maximally tightened. The high extensor and the buttock muscles are highly increased, while the are extensor muscles are relaxed. The angle of the hip joint is 50-56 degrees. The angle of the knee joint is 80-86 degrees. The angle of the ankle joint…
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Myth: Dehydration Does Not Occur In The Winter!

During winter months, we often tend to forget we can get dehydrated. As cooler weather approaches we often remember to bundle up, but we don’t really consider hydration to be an issue during this season. When we exercise during the cooler months, our bodies do not get as hot and the sweat that is produced…
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5 Strength Building Tips for Beginners

1. Warm up with cardio. You want to get your heart pumping before you start strength training. Start with walking, jogging, or even lunges to get your heart rate up. 2. Spend time mastering proper technique. Knowing the right technique is the foundation for good strength training. Consider investing your time in a single training…
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Double Unders Make You Want to Jump, Jump!

The Double Under is used for skill adaptation, pacing for advanced crossfitters, and as an aerobic conditioning method in training. The Double Under as a skill helps with coordination, agility, foot speed and endurance. Efficiency is the key to this mastering this movement! Here are a few pointers to help get you started on your…
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Hey, I Want a 6 Pack? How Do I Get Better Abs?

Everyone wants to know how they can get abs! Strong, well-defined abs are one of the most desired features so many of us wish to have. Why don’t we have them? Let’s be honest, some people are blessed with good genetics and should count themselves lucky. However, there are many, who must work through proper…
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CrossFit Training | Best Wall Ball Execution Tips

The CrossFit Open is around the corner and wall balls have been in the Open for as long as I can remember. What are wall balls? Wall balls are a conditioning movement in crossfit training that can help improve your VO2 max, increase endurance, and be used as a tool for metabolic conditioning. Wall balls…
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Do You Give Much Thought To Active Recovery?

You should, let's start the new year off right by being more mindful of active recovery on our off days. Here are 3 exercises to get you started right away! SMR: Self-Myofascial Release Try foam rolling as an effective means of massaging your muscles. This practice has been proven to improve your range of motion…
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