Meet The Winners Of The 2016 CrossFit Regionals

Meet The Winners Of The 2016 CrossFit Regionals

The Regionals are the second phase of the CrossFit annual competition cycle! The 40 fittest men and women along with the 30 fittest teams from each region (The larger South Regional has 50 men, 50 women, and 40 teams) compete in hopes of qualifying for the Reebok CrossFit Games in Carson, California. Did you know that the starting barbell for the 2012 Snatch Ladder Regional Event weighted 155/105 lb. while this year’s starting barbell weighted 185/135 lb? The standards for strength and agility are…

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The Stories Behind The Hero WODs

The Stories Behind The Hero WODs

Do you know how the Hero WODs started? Do you know who you’re honoring every time you perform one of these grueling workouts? Look no further, we’ve got you covered! There’s something special about the Hero WODs, some are incredibly long, others are unbearably heavy and most of them are just downright difficult. However, they’ll never be harder than the physical effort needed to combat under Afghanistan’s scorching heat. That’s what makes them meaningful, they give us a chance to dedicate a bit…

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Finding Motivation

Finding Motivation

It’s Motivational Monday! Today, one of our readers, Becky, shares her thoughts on the best place to find the ultimate source of motivation. Where is that exactly? Within ourselves, of course! Here’s her story! My name is Becky and I started my personal fitness journey a little over 3 years ago. In this post, I will be talking about motivation…and where to find it! Most of us have a fitness goal whether it be to loose weight, gain weight, feel…

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Memoir of a Crossfit Newbie

Memoir of a Crossfit Newbie

It’s Fitness Friday! Take a look at one of our readers story about her inspiring CrossFit journey! Starting out as a Newbie I’m pretty new to this gym thing.  I mean, I‘ve been to gyms… on and off… for three months at a time… like… 3 times in my life… but that wasn’t a gym.  That was sitting on a machine and pulling some cable down as instructed by a typical generic “personal” trainer. I use inverted commas because every…

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What Are The Women WODs? “The Girls”

What Are The Women WODs? “The Girls”

So, what are the women WODs? Briefly, these WODs were designed to measure physical improvement. They each combine various physical components and serve as benchmarks for athletes. Ideally, an individual would perform the benchmark WODs every 3 to 6 months to track their overall progress. Fun fact, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, 2014 CrossFit Games champion, can do Fran in 2:04! Why are WODs named after women? Have you ever wondered why some of the most demanding WODs in CrossFit are named after women? Well, the…

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Can Wine Improve Fitness?

Can Wine Improve Fitness?

So… can wine improve fitness? Oh, what a delicious question! Let’s find out. Is your glass of wine part of your daily routine as much as your morning cup of java? Did you feel a slight embarrassment as you nodded to my last question? Good news… You shouldn’t have! While conducting research for my post on What Do the Top CrossFit Women Eat ? I was shocked by how many athletes listed ‘Wine‘ as their favorite cheat food. Wine… a guilty pleasure?…

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How to Be Better at CrossFit

How to Be Better at CrossFit

Are you giving your 100% during your WODs ? Of course you are! You’re a CrossFit machine! Are you always satisfied with your score? Not Always? No worries, this post will provide you with some simple tips that will transform you into an efficient WODer! You know that feeling when you finish an excruciating twelve minute AMRAP of 7 box jumps, 7 chest to bars and 7 squat cleans and you’re sure that no other human being could’ve possibly done more reps than you? Like… it would…

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Why Your WOD Partner is Your Best Friend

Why Your WOD Partner is Your Best Friend

Picture From Fitness.Reebok.com There’s a reason you can pick out your workout buddy on Kijiji nowadays, having someone to share a WOD with (or any workout) is almost as great as having someone to share a bottle of wine with!… almost! In all seriousness, having a fitness partner with similar goals and physical abilities can do wonders for you! They get you up in the morning My WOD buddy lives on my way to our CrossFit box so I pick…

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Delicious Egg Recipe Collection

Delicious Egg Recipe Collection

Growing up, omeletes, quiches and egg recipes were more of a Sunday morning delicacy than an everyday breakfast staple. Toasts and oatmeal were just simpler to make during the week. However, with a little preparation, I found a few convenient recipes to enjoy them as often as I can. Egg recipes such as the ones on this list are freezable for up to 2 months and can stay in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. So make them Sunday and enjoy…

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Why you should start doing CrossFit!

Why you should start doing CrossFit!

Although CrossFit was officially founded in 2000, the CrossFit-like workouts and its culture had been starting to form itself for several years before 2000 by its founder, Greg Glassman. In short, CrossFit originated in a small gym in Santa Cruz, California, it then became part of the police force training program and now CrossFit is rapidly gaining momentum as the workout of choice for the average Joe. Today, there’s more than 10,000 CrossFit boxes (gyms) around the world. So what happens…

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