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Mental Toughness: Preparing for MURPH

Mental Toughness: Preparing for MURPH

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: May 27, 2021

By Coach Amber Hopeman It’s been a year since we reopened our doors following quarantine.  Many of us are still working from home, homeschooling our children, and adjusting to reestablishing that human contact we so craved.  Even if we didn’t crave it, many of us realize just how much we miss it after it is taken ...

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The Hollow: Part 2

The Hollow: Part 2

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: April 29, 2021

The Hollow position is probably the more well known position and the one that is focused on the most when developing core strength and well it’s the position that actually creates and gets you above that bar.  But we want efficiency.  And that means maintaining the tension as we transition from the Arch to the ...

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Gymnastics is All about Shapes: The Arch (Part One)

Gymnastics is All about Shapes: The Arch (Part One)

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: April 15, 2021

By: Coach Amber Hopeman (@eat.train.mom) Beyond strict strength, when it comes to Gymnastics it is all about making SHAPES! The two major shapes we are concerned with when doing gymnastic movements in CrossFit are the Hollow and Arch positions.  In order to kip we are simply moving from hollow to arch and back as efficiently ...

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Check Your Ego at the Door

Check Your Ego at the Door

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: March 18, 2021

“Greatness comes from humble beginnings; it comes from grunt work. It means you’re the least important person in the room—until you change that with results.” -Ryan Holiday As someone focused on your fitness, you know how to work hard. You show up day in and day out. You keep track of your training, nutrition, and ...

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5 Common Mistakes in Low Carb Diets

5 Common Mistakes in Low Carb Diets

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: March 11, 2021

High fat or low carb diets are popular choices when it comes to styles of eating. Electing to eat more fat and minimize carbohydrate intake can be a great choice if you are trying to promote lean body mass, increase insulin sensitivity, and easily maintain health. It is important that you consult with your doctor ...

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Where Does Alcohol Fit into Your Training?

Where Does Alcohol Fit into Your Training?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: March 4, 2021

Since about 7000 B.C., alcohol has been a staple for gatherings in many cultures. You may have heard that wine can be healthy for your heart, or that a hot toddy when you’re sick helps you get better quickly. Are these claims true? Like most answers: yes and no. It depends on a myriad of things ...

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Speed Is a Skill

Speed Is a Skill

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: February 25, 2021

Speed is a skill. Here is how to master it… Depending on your sport, or your fitness goals, the importance of speed could be a defining characteristic of your success. Naturally, track and cross country athletes want to run fast, but speed can help in almost all team and individual sports where strength and conditioning ...

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5 Exercises to Fix your Lower Back Pain

5 Exercises to Fix your Lower Back Pain

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: February 18, 2021

By Emma Stewart The body thrives on balance. Our muscles and joints are happiest when they are getting an equal and total range of motion. The spine is no different and since its range of motion is smaller than most other joints, imbalances can be felt more intensely. The spine requires the stability of the ...

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Make Your Breakfast 10% Better

Make Your Breakfast 10% Better

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: February 11, 2021

You’ve heard it before. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” A healthy breakfast can support your physical and mental performance. If you are trying to excel, grow, and make changes to your body or in your life then you need the proper fueling regimen to get you there. Have you ever crashed during ...

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Sugar: An Athlete’s Survival Guide

Sugar: An Athlete’s Survival Guide

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: February 4, 2021

As an athlete or someone who cares about their health and fitness, it is important to make nutritious dietary choices. One of the biggest battles faced by Americans today is contending with the high amounts of sugar that seem to be everywhere in the foods we eat. Sugar seems to sneak its way into many ...

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