Coming Back – Part 1

Apr 23, 2014 6 Comments by

Three weeks ago, Mindy welcomed Dylan into the word. Yesterday, she trained for the first time since. “I was eager to get back in … but recovery is kinda painful,” she said. Over the coming weeks, just like we did when Mindy was pregnant, we’ll document her journey back to the barbell. We’ll get to […]

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When To Do Your First Throw-down

Apr 22, 2014 10 Comments by

Watching CrossFit grow has been like watching a brave child entire the cruel world alone, walk without ever having seen it done before, and having millions follow right along. I often think back to the days when we took our first wobbly steps into a thing called The Games, when we invited our first friends […]

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Angels Among Us

Apr 21, 2014 18 Comments

Taking others for granted is commonplace today. Krissy reminds us that the simplest of gestures can go a long way. The following is authored by Practice CrossFit trainer, Krissy: There have been many times in my career as a teacher that I’ve felt under-appreciated and undervalued. I’ve wanted more than anything to just give up […]

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Own it!

Apr 20, 2014 20 Comments

If you love to play chess, then you’re a chess player. If pawns and rooks aren’t your thing but you can’t pass up the sweet feeling of five suited cards in your hand, then you’re a gambler. And if you CrossFit regularly, love what it does for you and yours and sincerely want to get […]

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Is Reading Too Much Bad For Kids?

Apr 19, 2014 2 Comments

Read more! I’ve yet to meet someone who wouldn’t benefit from that advice. Yet the article below begs the question: is there too much of a great thing? The following is stolen form here: My wife and I have a 7-year-old who reads the way a chain-smoker smokes. He can put on a soccer uniform […]

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Kendra Can – from CrossFit HQ

Apr 18, 2014 No Comments

Some gym bags are filled with shoes, wraps and belts: Kendra Bailey’s is filled with customized equipment that keeps her CrossFitting. Bailey was born without her left arm just below the elbow. She doesn’t let her stop her. “We’ve failed a lot of lifts … you keep trying until find something that works.” – Kendra  […]

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In Your Words: Nikki

Apr 17, 2014 13 Comments

Over the three years Nikki has been CrossFitting, she’s competed in several local throw-downs, a few Open seasons, and even a Figure show.  And it feels like she’s just getting started.” “It pushes me further than I would push myself … or further than I ever thought I could go.” – Nikki   Warm-up: Coaches choice Strength: […]

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Battle of the Ages 2014

Apr 16, 2014 8 Comments

Last week, we softly released the second annual Battle of the Ages with great success. Now, one week later and several spots of every division spoken for, it’s time to give everyone a shot to register before it sells out. The one day challenge has three divisions; Teen (13-17), Open and Masters (45 and up). […]

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When you dodge me, I know

Apr 15, 2014 8 Comments

When you first meet me, I come off like a shark in a tank. I don’t intend to, but I don’t try to change it either. A not so discrete way of hiding insecurity, I’d imagine. Even so, after you spend a little time with me–for some it takes more than others–you realize that I’m […]

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Brand X Varsity Teen Gauntlet Recap

Apr 14, 2014 17 Comments

Watching 27 Teens brave six scored Events was better than any Superbowl and more memorable than any blockbuster. The Brand X Varsity Teen Gauntlet takes place at CrossFit affiliates all over the country. Once each and every athlete is assessed for safety and ability, they’re placed in a division and released like hungry lions to […]

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