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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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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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Your own worst enemy

We all have secrets. Things that we have discovered about ourselves and want to keep hidden. Things we prefer to gloss over or cover up. Things that make us over compensate, or doubt ourselves, or hate ourselves even. I have … Continue reading

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Break up with your scale: my beef with The Biggest Loser

Chances are by now you’ve heard about the “surprising” appearance and percentage of body weight lost by the most recent winner of The Biggest Loser. Rachel Frederickson, lost almost 60% of her body weight in only five months. The trainers … Continue reading

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Looking for fitness in all the wrong places

Recently I asked a friend what they thought I should blog about. “Sex” was the answer. I laughed. All I could think was fitness is more than looking good naked. If that is your only motivation to get fit, you … Continue reading

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More than looking good naked

Fitness is more than looking good naked. Granted, looking good naked is a welcomed side effect of being fit, but it shouldn’t be your only motivation to put down that cookie and lace up your sneakers. Weight, or more appropriately … Continue reading

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