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5 Reasons Women Need to Squat More

Despite the snow last week, we still had intrepid ladies turn out for the Women and Weights upper body seminar. This week we hammered squat mechanics and practiced many progressions and variations of the squat. However, we didn’t have quite … Continue reading

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Women and Weights Week 2: Upper Body

Week one of Women and Weights is in the books. Last week we discussed the core, it’s importance in injury prevention and exactly what it feels like to engage your core. Then we went over several different exercises that test … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Ladies Should Lift

A funny thing happened a few years ago when I started strength training more seriously; a paradigm shift occurred. I realized I had starting thinking of my workouts as punishment. It wasn’t always that way, but some time after college … Continue reading

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Exercise Your Options: Stay Fit Over the Holidays with Plyometrics

At Merritt Athletic Clubs, we know how challenging it can be to get through the holiday season with one’s waistline intact. That’s why we are encouraging you to exercise your options by exploring plyometrics. Plyometrics is a series of fun yet … Continue reading

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Is stress sabotaging your fitness goals?

You may have noticed it has been some time since my last post. Truth be told, I have been recovering from a bit of a vulnerability hangover. Additionally, the past six months have seen a marked increase in my stress … Continue reading

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3 Weight Loss Tips You Should Know

#1 MAKE SMALL CHANGES: We always want quick results and overwhelm ourselves with all the changes that we need to make. Start off making small changes. Make just 1 -2 small changes until they become habit then go to the next … Continue reading

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Recovery

A little over a week ago, another addict lost the battle with his disease. This addict was my friend, Matt. I met Matt through a small non-profit triathlon club for recovering addicts, Tri-harder Triathlon Club.  Like many other members, when I joined … Continue reading

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One decade, ten lessons

  In April I had a Birthday. Some might call it a milestone. Somehow, I have managed to make it on this planet for an entire thirty  years. I imagined I’d feel more like a “grown up” by now. That’d … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to drink the CrossFit KoolAid

Looking at these pictures, I am reminded of why I love CrossFit. I can see the agony and determination on our faces. What’s more difficult to see is the the elation. This was one of the most fun and challenging … Continue reading

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Sitting: public enemy #1

Bias notwithstanding, my mom is pretty amazing. She plays tennis like I CrossFit…as much as possible. About 6 months ago she started having low back pain, which migrated into her hip, then through her glute and down her leg. It … Continue reading

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