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Weekly WOD Review 2/18/19

Monday For your time trial today, pick an option that will take you 8:00 – 12:00. We haven’t done one of these longer time trials in a while, so now is a good time to get another solid base! At the 15:00 mark you will start the 9:00 AMRAP, so[…]

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Be Great. Not Ordinary.

View this post on Instagram Ordinary people shy away from negative situations, just as they do with failure. They do their best to avoid trouble. What great people do is the opposite. They are their best in these situations. They turn personal tragedy or misfortune—really anything, everything—to their advantage. _[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 2/11/19

  MONDAY As always, I’d like all folks to work with extra care and focus on the skill work today. Shoulder taps should be slow and controlled, handstand holds should be extra “tight” with full body tension upside down, and if you do the foot taps, maintain hollow. I think[…]

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Weekly WOD insights 2/4/19

Monday  Todays finisher will not be super high intensity. I wanted to incorporate some movements that might seem simple in nature, but actually have some serious technical elements. For the rope climb this is a good time to focus on rope climb technique, not just getting the work done. Same[…]

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Chiro + Functional Fitness= Awesome Results!

I am sure many of you have heard of have seen that our nooner chiropractor, Dr Alandi, and I, are teaming up to offer our respective services in a package experience that we have dubbed: Movement Intelligence. We are offering 1 chiropractic adjustment and 1 personal training session a week[…]

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1/28/19 WOD Review

Monday Today will be week 5 of 6 for tempo work. As we look towards building long-term strength, we encourage you to use this tempo phase as an opportunity to continue to build a solid foundation for a more “traditional” strength phase in the future. Emphasize movement mechanics over numbers, trust[…]

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Back to Basics

I feel like its been a while since I’ve written about training tips, so I figured this would be a great opportunity to talk about something that resonated with me recently. Not too long ago our resident P.E. teacher Erin Halonen (you can find her dashing down the 403m course[…]

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CrossFit Open 2019

Less than a month out and it’s that time of the year again… Yup, I’m talking about the 2019 CrossFit Open! Beginning on February 21st, CrossFit will post a workout for those who wish to participate. Once they release the workout, usually on Thursday at 5pm, you will have until[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 1/21/19

MONDAY Today’s workout is not meant to be 21 minutes of hell. The running/rowing portions are a bit long on purpose as I want there to be enough “constant moving” opportunities to keep the heart rate moderate yet in control throughout. Choose a squat version and weight that will allow[…]

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Boiling Point

I saw this nice little read that should resonate with a lot of folks out in the fitness and sport world on the concept of approaching “plateaus”. The author uses an analogy of one of life’s more simple tasks; boiling water, and connects it with how we should view training to[…]

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