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Eat My Dust, Back Squat Goal

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When I bundled up and headed to Olympic Lifting today I only had one goal in mind: work on my snatch. Coach Andres has me on a lightweight bar until tossing it is second nature. Translation: I’m looking at a couple solid months of…

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I Remember Halloween

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Halloween. It used to be such a BIG DEAL. In post-college Vermont, it meant scouting a month in advance for THE parties to prioritize. Oh, the conceptual costumes we had to prepare! In Chicago, my Halloween Focus eventually shifted from Epic House Party to…

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CrossFit Minneapolis

Drop In: CrossFit Minneapolis

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This week found me in downtown Minneapolis for client work. I typically enjoy the change of office scenery, but missing WODs? Not cool. I knew it was going to bug me, and there was only one fix. A quick internet search led me to…

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Support Hotshots 19

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This Labor Day our box hosted one mega WOD for about 40 crossfitters. They kept it a mystery until day of, which had us speculating. The running bet was Hotshots 19, a new WOD in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots, a firefighting…

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Skill Check: Box Jumps

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Every day I see people nail skills during WODs that seem impossible to me. Knees to elbows? I can barely get them waist level when hanging from the bar, no matter how hard I try. Toes to bar? Ha. Ha. Ha.  And you can…

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CrossFit Regionals Hit Chicago

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I get a text this morning that my friends were headed down to Navy Pier to catch the final day of the CrossFit Regionals. I’d spent hours the night before watching Events 1 – 5, but for some reason it didn’t occur to me…

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Meeting Murph

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So Murph is one of those infamous Hero WODs. For good reason. Here’s what you’re doing for time:   1 mile Run 100 Pull-ups 200 Push-ups 300 Squats 1 mile Run   And if you’re crazy tough, you do all of this wearing a…

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Newbie PRs, Kinda Awesome

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In the last year and a half I’ve averaged 3 visits to the box a week, with the odd 4 banger thrown in. Ever since I added CrossFit to the rowing and bootcamp mix, the weeks rapidly turned into 5 bangers. I even found…

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