What Your “Tight Hip Flexors” Aren’t Telling You

Written by Hannah Dykstra   The awareness of the negative effects caused by sitting on the human body and pain is becoming greater, which is by all means fantastic. This awareness forces a consciousness which allows people to want to spend time in the couch stretch “stretching” those hip flexors in hopes that their hips will […]

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Setting Goals with Purpose

Written by Sarah Loogman   As we approach years end, you may be considering your New Years goals. For many, this is an exciting opportunity to “start fresh” and kick off grand endeavors. In the fitness community, this is often a long “PR wishlist” marked by numbers and times. We know exactly what we want […]

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Refuel and Recover

Written by Hannah Dykstra As an athlete or fitness enthusiast, food is one of the most important factors when it comes to performance and health. Most athletes believe we eat to prepare for our workouts, games, races or events, which is true to the extent that we need fuel for energy, but when is the […]

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Healthy, Happy Holidays

Written by Sarah Loogman Kick the pumpkins to the curb, Christmas is here! Okay, maybe it’s too soon yet for Michael Bible Holiday Radio on Pandora, but a trip to any suburban outlet will not-so-subtly remind you that the holidays are near. As you navigate yourself through the woes and wonders of the years end […]

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Knock Out Knee Pain

Written by Nash Woods Knee pain is no fun. Knee pain deriving from CrossFit training is generally a result of hip tightness or dysfunction. Luckily, there are a few mobilizations and movements that can be a catch-all for general knee pain. This is by no means an exhaustive list and doesn’t address things like arthritis […]

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Breathe Like a Lion: Inhale Performance

Written by Sarah Loogman As thoughtless of an act it may seem, the mechanics of breathing have a profound affect on our physical health and even mental or emotional wellness. A gateway “hack” into the nervous system, a mindful breath practice can help improve athletic performance and decrease the risk or impacts of chronic disease. […]

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Confessions of a Gimp Part II: Trusting the Process

Written by Hannah Dykstra If you’re reading this, chances are you read the original to my “Confessions of a Gimp” post, a blurb of personal thoughts and insights stemming from a serious, though temporary, injury that has and continued to change my life. This journey has been the most challenging journey I’ve endured in my […]

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It’s Not About the Win

Written by Sarah Loogman In many ways, competition drives progress. Comparing ourselves to the masses allows us to measure the value of our hard work and when it comes to athletics, nothing seems to drive a sense of self more than head to head competition. We love to win, or at least we love the […]

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Out of the Box: New Sports to Try

Written by Nash Woods Competing is fun. Even if you are just using CrossFit as a way to stay healthy and active, competition is still great to get out and test yourself once and awhile. The beautiful thing about CrossFit is the exposure that it brings to different modalities of exercise and sport. No matter […]

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