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Better Is Better

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Today’s post-Thanksgiving WOD was a repeat of last year’s calorie-burner. I love the opportunity to test how much progress I’ve made in literally 365 days. Deep down (and by that I mean at the surface) I have this unsubstantiated yet very real belief that today…

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Holy Crap. I Solo Murphed

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Over the last year of Crossfitting, I realized something really important. IT’S NEVER AS BAD AS YOU THINK. It’ll be hard, but you can always find a way to get through it. Convincing yourself of this is usually the toughest part. Your brain is hardwired…

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The Sisterhood of Crossfit

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Crossfit is unabashedly coed. Girls and guys train, work out and compete side by side on a daily basis and jockey for top position on the whiteboard. No one’s tender feelings or egos are hurt and we get to check out each other’s butts…

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Help, My Workout Sucked!

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Today was one of those no good very bad days at the gym. The kind where you almost wish divine intervention had prevented you from going in the first place. Clearly I was not on divinity’s radar this morning as I walked into the…

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Year Of The Tiger

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What could be more timely the week after New Year’s than a Look Back at 2013 post? Yes, we’re ankle deep in January and Athletish has been slacking. Still, this was a hell of a year that deserves its due. I didn’t finish 2013…

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Does CrossFit Have a Body Image Dilemma?

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Dear CrossFit. What’s going on with you lately? You’re kind of freaking me out. It started with the photos. My Instagram feed and browser history has reached critical mass of sexy fitness: girls baring some cheek, booties caught mid-squat and repetitive ab-to-crotch selfies (yup,…

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The Assisted Pull Up

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  Oh man. If there’s one skill everyone at the gym wants to RX, it’s pull ups. Why? Because they’re totally bad ass, that’s why. Have you ever watched an action film and NOT seen the protagonist bust out pull ups during their Time-To-Turn-Into-A-Bad-Ass…

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