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Jan 2015


Do The Things You Suck At

I know it’s tempting to skip a workout that looks scary. But that’s, generally speaking, a bad idea. Here are a few good reasons to do the workouts that you dread: 1. You get better by doing the things you suck at Usually, the dread of a workout has something to do with the fact that you think you’ll…

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New Stuff: WOD Levels!

Starting today, we’re introducing suggested scalings for our WODs. Every WOD will have three levels: Prescribed (rx), scaled (sc), and beginner (be). We’re doing this for a few reasons: To encourage appropriate scaling To provide a quick reference for ways to scale To develop a better understanding of scaling in general When we write a WOD…

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Thrusters Suck

Thrusters hurt. They hurt because you have to move the bar a long distance (from the bottom of the squat to the top of a press), you can do it with a pretty decent amount of weight, and you have to do it quickly. Wait a minute… Long distance… Large load… Short time… That sounds…

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New Year, New Plans

As we wrap up 2014, it’s time to think about how we’re going to make 2015 an even better year for the gym and all Manatees. We’re going to be doing a number of cool things this year, some of which are still in the works (so stay tuned!), and some of which we’re ready…

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Why We Snatch

Sometimes it can be hard to see the connection between learning and practicing a complex movement like the snatch and achieving the health, body composition, and performance goals that we all have. But these complicated, detailed, timing-dependent, frustrating movements actually offer a big return on the time you invest in them. Here are some of the…

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The Honest Place

As most of you know, my father passed away a couple of weeks ago. I was gone from the gym for a week, and received an abundance of messages, cards, and hugs from all of you wonderful folks at CFM upon my return. Thank you all for your support and love during this tough time. Sorry I haven’t…

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As a CrossFitter, a coach, an affiliate owner, a husband, a son, and an evil genius, I have a lot of things to be thankful for. Here’s a brief selection of some of those things: I’m thankful for my health I’ve done a lot to make sure I stay healthy. I exercise almost every day….

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Why Is The Gym Closed?

This year’s holiday schedule means that we’ll be closed for a couple of days after Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Understandably, some of you are distressed about this — you have time off of work, and you want to get in to the gym to work out! So why are we closed for a few days…

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Kipping Pullup Progression

This cycle, we’re spending time every Wednesday practicing our kipping pull-ups. The progression that you use will be unique to each individual, based on your current level of strength and proficiency in pull-ups. Here’s how it will work: For those of you who can’t perform strict pull-ups, or who need a green band or more…

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