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Weekly WOD Insights 7/23/18

Rise and shine, ready to grind! New week brings a new life. Let’s get it! Building off of my recent post, there are plenty of options of “REDOs” this week. There are two exact WODS we did previously as well as a couple with similar formats that I’ve programmed quite[…]

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Mindful Running

Just yesterday’s workout, while Alandi was running on the Assualt Air Runner, I told her to “be mindful while you’re running”…. meaning, I wanted her to really connect with what her body was doing and how it was moving, rather than just mindlessly putting one foot in front of the[…]

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Overarching in the Squat

When it comes to gaining more insight on specific movements I have a few go to resources I like to utilize. One of these resources is Squat University. I have used them many times before in my blog posts because they put out top notch information that is very relevant[…]

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Weighted Prayer Stretch

Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with the actual act of praying. Im always looking for ways to improve flexibility and mobility as they are both very important to not only performance in the gym, but also performance in life! Some of the things I have been trying to[…]

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Hydration Supplements

Last weekend we got a little glimpse as to what the summer will be like in the upcoming months. As many of us know the east bay summers tend to be VERY HOT, so we need to prepare for the upcoming heat as best as we can.

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Cut Out, Don’t Add in!

As many of you might already know I am an avid listener of podcasts. I have a select few that are my go to’s and one of the CrossFit related ones is the Chasing Excellence Podcast with Ben Bergeron. For those of you who do not know, Ben Bergeron  is[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 5/7/18

MONDAY Our EMOM formats are used in a couple ways. Sometimes the focus is more about volume/conditioning by going longer or maybe more reps with less rest (every minute), or other times it’s to be able to go heavier with attempting every 90 seconds or lowering the reps to a single. Today’s is[…]

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How to Properly Use a Belt

Amongst a couple of other popular items one of the more common things you will see in any CrossFitters gym bag is a weightlifting belt. The weightlifting belt, when used properly, can provide extra stability to the midline. This extra stability helps prevent back injury and increase the amount of weight a person[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 4/9/18

MONDAY We’ve followed this EMOM format for some time now. It’s a great way to gradually warm-up, keep you focused and on task during the session, and it forces you to make quick adjustments. That being said, some of you who are just starting out with the fundamental or have a few[…]

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