CrossFit Regionals Recap, Part 2

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Back to Part 1. Regionals Day 1 continued… WOD 2 15 Minutes to reach a heavy single in the Snatch 5 minutes to complete as many head to ground handstand push-ups as possible Score is the sum of max weight lifted by each athlete plus total repetitions of handstand push-ups. Ahhhhhh… the only reason that Brian was even invited to …

CrossFit Regionals Recap, Part 1

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This started off as a simple recap, but it turned into a novella and I’m sorry for that. I tried to write about all the details of our experience at Regionals without leaving anything out. Read it if you’d like, or leave it behind. The Central East Regionals… Starring: Jacob “Coach” Rowell Jake drove us to the Hocking Hills which …

Why We Like Olympic Lifts.

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CrossFit defines fitness in 10 ways, most of which you should be familiar with. How many of them do you know offhand? List as many of them as you can in your head or on a piece of paper (I’m listing them in the next sentence, so don’t cheat and read ahead). They are cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, …

2010 VA/DC Sectionals Wrap-Up

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To start off, the VA/DC/MD sectionals was a great experience, both for myself and the four guys from CrossFit RVA who competed. The event was much larger than I anticipated, with a total of 250+ people competing. The event was well-run; scores were updated quickly on the games site, heats started when they were supposed to, and things stayed well …

Gettin’ Loose

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We work our bodies hard. We lift heavy, run fast, and do a little bit of everything in between – some of us 5-6 days a week. Progress is being made, times are dropping, weights are going up. So what’s the issue? The issues is that if you’ve been training with us for awhile, you likely aren’t satisfied with “just” …

Footwear

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As a sport, CrossFit requires very little in the way of equipment. Most everyone owns workout clothes and shoes that can be used at the gym. We don’t really care what kind of clothes you wear, but we do think that your shoes can affect your ability to work out effectively. Start here with How We’re Wrecking Our Feet With …

Workout Quality

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What are your trainers looking for when you are blazing through a workout? Firstly, we are making sure that you are moving safely, that’s priority number one. Secondly, we are looking for full range of motion in all of your movements. Too often, we are consumed with the clock and how to shave seconds off of our workouts. Let’s take …

How do I eat better?

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What do I eat? Directly from CrossFit.com, “base your diet on garden vegetables, especially greens, lean meats, nuts and seeds, little starch, and no sugar.” What CrossFit HQ says, and what we agree with, is eat things that are natural. No processed goods, canned foods, chips, oreos, etc. We know that eating healthy isn’t easy and it is undoubtedly difficult …

Insulin, What’s the Big Deal?

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You’re going to find that some of our food recommendations eliminate the “grain” food group. This includes cereal, bread, crackers, rice, and pasta. Why, you ask? When eaten, the foods from the grain group break down into simple sugars almost immediately after ingestion and the sugar floods your blood. The rapid increase in blood sugar levels causes an equally rapid …

America’s Diet

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Our bodies are complex machines that are capable of incredible work output. In order to get them firing on all cylinders, we have to supply them with appropriate nourishment. Food is the fuel that powers our bodies and we want to be sure we are supplying it with high quality gasoline (think high octane super awesome unleaded). Nutrition is the …