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How I Fell in Love with CrossFit: My Story Of Finding Fitness

The funny thing about my story is, I didn't start out looking to get in shape. But for one reason or another CrossFit found me and changed my life forever.   Growing up I rode bikes with my family and worked at the local bike shop. I dabbled in wrestling in 6th grade and lacrosse in 9th grade. I loved the sport, but hated the training and quickly lost interest. After going to college I started down an unhealthy path. Drinking and partying regularly, I was eating whatever was around (mostly…

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Focus Up

“Intensity is the independent variable most commonly associated with maximizing favorable adaptation to exercise,” - Greg Glassman 2007 Think about the last time you really pushed yourself...how did it feel? On a scale of 1-10, how hard did you push yourself? How long did you sustain that? Do you think you could have pushed yourself harder? Or longer? Raw intensity is the feeling you get during the set of 15 of “Fran”. It is when you are fired up and your heart starts racing before pulling a heavy deadlift. And it’s…

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SMART Goals

With the New Year, many people are making resolutions and considering setting goals, hoping for change and a fresh start this January. To develop clear and concise goals and resolutions, think of the acronym S.M.A.R.T. This acronym stands for...specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. When setting a goal for yourself, be sure to include these details that make the objective well defined and doable.  For example, a person such as myself, who has difficulty hydrating, could set their S.M.A.R.T goal to drink 32 ounces of water each day in January, versus setting…

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