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CrossFit Games Inspiration CrossFit Vashon started out as ‘Vashon Strong: Strength and Conditioning”. We weren’t ‘affiliated’ with CrossFit at the time because of the fee associated with it. When you ‘affiliate’ you’re known as a ‘CrossFit Affiliate’. You’re still free to become whatever type business you choose (as opposed to a franchise), but with the[…]

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In CrossFit workouts, we don’t think in terms of ‘Upper Body’ or ‘Lower Body’. That’s something that’s different about CrossFit compared to how we have traditionally thought about weightlifting. In traditional weightlifting like when I grew up going to the Athletic Club, you would see people exercising ‘Arms and Shoulders’, ‘Legs and Back’, ‘Bi’s and[…]

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One of the questions I get asked most often is how do I, personally, eat? Do I hate carbs? Am I Paleo, Keto, what? And the answer to all of those is no. I’m PA-KETO-LEO-ZONE. It’s new. Just kidding, but the underlying question there is this: What am I doing? Just like you, I am[…]

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PRs and Perseverance In the last two weeks, i’ve set two PRs. They weren’t expected or easy, and both times I was a little scared. One the first one, I told the coach i’d be happy if I hit a weight that was significantly lower than what I ended up at. For the second, it[…]

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Here’s why you should stop referring to your core as ‘weak’. If you asked me to throw a baseball with my left hand, you would see a pitiful movement followed by zero distance on my throw. Are the muscles of my left-arm weak? As my fellow arm-wrestlers can attest, my left is comparatively much stronger[…]

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As I arrived in Chicago, I was starting things off right. I had a complete breakfast of overnight-oats with eggs before leaving for the airport, and I boarded the plane thinking of CrossFit and how fun the morning workouts looked. Through the three and a half hour flight I sat comfortably. My activity level had[…]

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Traveling Nutrition and Fitness Thoughts:   You don’t have your own bed. Your own routine. Or your own kitchen. Likely there isn’t time to truly feel like you can ‘workout’. But you can, should, and every little thing counts.   Tabata series’ are easy and simple to do in your hotel room before work. Tabata[…]

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by Max Baumann So far, I’ve been to CrossFit Box’s in 11 other countries…The worldwide love for CrossFit is energizing and inspiring to see. I really enjoy experiencing CrossFit as I travel around. Every box has welcomed me with open arms (many places not even charging for the visit). And while there’s a lot that’s[…]

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‘18 months ago I played a game of soccer with kids resulting in several weeks of sore knees. Recently, after 6 months of Crossfit, I played a game of soccer with a bunch of the same kids, who are now much larger and more skilled than they were before. This time, I had only one day[…]

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Practice Safe-Softball It’s the spring-time, and the weather is fine! It’s time for softball with the friends. The problem is that the action in softball is stutter-stop, stutter-stop, skid…..start…change directions….stop again, start again. You’re either resting at ‘full-chill’, or moving at 150% capacity to catch a ball, steal a base, intercept a grounder, etc. Because[…]

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