Hamstring Mobility in the Kettlebell Swing

 Written by Sarah Loogman        Although much of the fitness world has conceded that the kettlebell swing is a low back and shoulder exercise, proper understanding of the mechanics involved in swinging a kettlebell demonstrate that it should, in fact, be an exercise for the glutes and hamstrings while teaching rapid, athletic hip […]

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What is Adrenal Fatigue?

 Written by Hannah Dykstra         Adrenal fatigue is a general idea for a collection of signs and symptoms that results when the adrenal glands are at dysfunctional operating levels. Most commonly identified through prolonged periods of high stress, physical fatigue, or feelings of depression, this syndrome is often hard to identify as […]

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17.1 Tips & Strategy

Written by Sarah Loogman  Just like that, the CrossFit Open is upon us once again with a brutal couplet to start off 2017. With an ascending ladder of dumbbell snatches mixed in with burpees over the box, this is a mental mastermind’s dream and the hyper strategists nightmare. 17.1 is simple – just go.    Mentality […]

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Top 6 Supplements for CrossFit

Written by Sarah Loogman         When it comes to the world of supplements, there is an overwhelming stack of pills and powders lining the shelves that advertise great promise of weight loss, muscle gain and more. The newly inspired fitness activist or big dream athlete often get lost or misguided in how […]

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Run Better, Run Faster: The Pose Method

Written by Hannah Dykstra        If you thought running is a technique-free exercise, think again. Although putting your foot in front of the other may seem dummy-proof and straightforward, there are techniques and styles to running just as there are with any other exercise to optimize efficiency and reduce risk of injury.   […]

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Eliminate Wrist and Elbow Pain with Extensor Training

Written by Nash Woods         Fixing imbalances is crucial to developing athletic performance while avoiding injury. Imbalances of the physical body will tend to occur anytime that one system is used more frequently than its antagonistic system. Just about every sport, hobby or lifestyle, has a quality of biased movement that over the course of months […]

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The CrossFit Open: No Excuses

Written by Sarah Loogman         The Open is upon us!! In 28 days, the largest scale fitness event in the world will kick off for athletes all around the globe. For a very elite few, this is the start of the CrossFit Games season, but for the vast majority, the CrossFit Open is a way to […]

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The Physiology and Psychology of Breath

Written by Hannah Dykstra         Most CrossFit athletes have been drilled with the concept of intensity and high-power performance, yet many miss the mark when it comes to factors such as mobility and recovery. Many of us, including myself, are guilty of neglecting these less glamorous details when we focus solely on the daily WOD and […]

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Eliminating Shoulder Pain

Written by Nash Woods        The lifestyle choices that we make condition us to a particular pattern of movement that often are cause to imbalances or restrictions to our full potential function. Despite the fact that CrossFit has brought broad and varied fitness to all, traditional CrossFit programming has lead to signature deficiencies in many athletes […]

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The CrossFit Mom: Oxymoron or Fitness Revolution?

Written by Mikilah Speer        If I had a dime for every time that somebody looked at me with concern while I was pregnant and asked, “Now, surely you have stopped doing CrossFit for now, haven’t you?” I would sure be able to buy a lot of baby products! By their reasoning, how could I even […]

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