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27
Sunday

Resolution Challenge 2016

Be a better you in 2016. Every year millions of people start out the new year with the good intentions of healthy habits and change. However, 80% of those resolutions end in failure or abandonment by the end of January. Too many times, we don’t know where to start or how to keep going. This year, you’re…

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7
Monday

CrossFit is like gardening.

Despite hardcore shirts that claim otherwise, CrossFit is nothing like war. It’s not an extreme cult of badass super-people. Doing CrossFit is not like military training, or martial arts. CrossFit is like gardening. A gardener cultivates his or her plants. He waters and fertilizes them. She puts them in the right kind of soil and…

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31
Saturday

INTENSITY AND SCALING

This is a throw back to a blog Lucas wrote a couple of years ago. The message is as meaningful now as it ever was. Give it a read. The official definition of CrossFit is simply this: Constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement Functional movement refers to the fact that we use movements that simulate real-world…

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30
Sunday

Whole 30 Challenge

It’s almost time!! The CrossFit Manatee Whole 30 Nutrition Challenge starts next week! We’ll be pressing the reset button on our metabolism, inflammation, and the negative effects our food choices have been making on our lives! Get a head start and check out http://whole30.com, where you’ll find recipes, success stories, shopping lists and more! Don’t forget…

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22
Monday

New Classes!

We’re very excited to be offering two awesome new classes, starting this week! These classes are included with your CrossFit Manatee membership, and are open to non-members for $10/class (or $90 for 10 classes when you buy a 10-class pass!). Here’s the low-down on the new classes: Boot Camp with Julie This 45-minute, circuit-based conditioning class, is…

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27
Friday

Tips & Tricks for 15.5

Do. Not. Stop. The last workout of the 2015 CrossFit Open is what many of you have been both hoping for and dreading: A pure, straightforward test of physical stamina and mental fortitude. There are no muscle-ups or double-unders to slow you down. There is no time cap to save you. There is just a…

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24
Tuesday

New Adventures

Getting straight to the point: As many of you will have heard today, Kim and I will be moving to Houston this July. For those of you who I haven’t had a chance to talk to in person yet, I apologize for telling you in this way. But a blog post from me seemed a…

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20
Friday

Tips & Tricks for 15.4

For some of you, 15.4 is all about handstand pushups. For others, 15.4 will be all about the cleans. For everyone, it’s about pacing. First things first. If you plan to do this workout RX, watch this video from gymnastics guru Carl Paoli of Gymnastics WOD. Really. Watch it. Now. …And now you know everything…

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17
Tuesday

Keep Pushing

15.3 was a tough workout. Those of us without muscle-ups spent a frantic four days watching hours and hours of video, and trying again and again to get that first-ever rep. As an added bonus, the scaled version of the workout was a truly brutal burner, leaving those who completed it unable to walk right for…

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6
Friday

Tips & Tricks for 15.2

It’s a repeat! We’ve seen a repeated WOD in every year of the Open thus far (with the exception of the first Open, in 2011). This year, 15.2 is a repeat of 14.2 — a high-skill shoulder burner that will be 3 minutes of desperate pull-up attempts for some, and 15+ minutes of cardio-torture for others. The tips…

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