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Chasing Excellence

COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE By Ben Bergeron Photography by Christine Bald Using the dramatic competition between the top contenders at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games® as a background, Ben explores the step-by-step process of achieving excellence and the unique set of positive character traits necessary for leveling up to world class. The… READ MORE

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Training for Power

Power is the ability to generate high amounts of force over a short period of time. Athlete: Josh Bridges Photography by Simply Perfection So while your strength refers to how much force your muscles can exert, your power refers to how quickly that force can be exerted. For example, if… READ MORE

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JUST WEIGHT – Who Needs Skinny When You Can Be Strong?

At 5’9 I can honestly say that I never felt ‘small’. In fact, I’ve always towered over my friends. And ‘skinny’ wasn’t a word I’d use to describe myself either. A few decades ago, it was the descriptive word for models, and something to strive for. Then its meaning seemed… READ MORE

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REV UP YOUR WORKOUT – Nothing routine about it: CrossFit amps it up!

Imagine running up and down three flights of stairs in a burning building with 60 pounds of gear and a 150-pound body over your shoulder, all in a matter of minutes. Sound hard? Welcome to the world of CrossFit, a workout that develops the skills that generalists prize. “It’s like… READ MORE

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Balls to the Wall. Medicine Balls – Simple Tips for Complex Conditioning

One of the popular exercises used in Crossfit is ‘Wall Balls’. Wall Balls are both very simple and crazy hard. Wall Balls are a full body weight bearing exercise and are great for rapidly strengthening the core muscles of the abdomen and lower back while improving overall conditioning. Done right,… READ MORE

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Move Like a Human, Perform Like a Beast. Kiss Your PRs Goodbye or Implement these 5 Pillars of Functional Training

By the time  we’re eligible to vote, most of us have developed many essential skills, like filing a  tax return, grilling a grass-fed steak, and remaining continent for extended durations. But if our vast array of modern injuries, ailments, and disorders have shown us anything, it’s that as we mature… READ MORE

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He Shoots, He Scores! CrossFit for Hockey Players

CrossFit is varied functional movement executed at a high intensity. Hockey is also varied functional movement—though limited to skating, passing, shooting, and checking—executed at a high intensity. Especially in the early off season, when the goal of dry land training is to deliver thorough, well-rounded conditioning, CrossFit is a great… READ MORE

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Mastering the one-legged beast

Pistols have both athletic and real-world applications. The fundamental skill they teach is exerting power through the entire range of motion of your stance, while on one leg. Whether running, jumping, or changing directions in an athletic competition, walking, sitting, or standing in your daily affairs, powerful legs enable us… READ MORE

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Dawn Fletcher

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Doc Williams

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Geo Rockwell

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Marie-Lyssa Dormeus

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Mary McCashin

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Melissa Mead

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