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Top 3 Tips to Maximize Your Deadlifts

Top 3 Tips to Maximize Your Deadlifts

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: September 16, 2021

People tend to have polarized feelings about deadlifts. Either they love them or they hate them. No matter how you feel about them, deadlifts are a great movement to strengthen your entire back and surrounding muscles. Let’s explore the top 3 tips to maximize your deadlifts! Ditch the Mixed Grip Dial-in Your Setup Position Train ...

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5 Pre-Workout Nutrition Tips

5 Pre-Workout Nutrition Tips

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: September 2, 2021

“Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.” – Bob Knight Many people have diligent post workout recovery routines including consuming protein shakes, supplements, and other key nutrients. However, very few individuals give much thought to their pre-workout nutrition. What you consume for fuel before you exercise should ...

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What’s it like visiting CrossFit Dunwoody? Hear Peggy and Audra’s experience!

What’s it like visiting CrossFit Dunwoody? Hear Peggy and Audra’s experience!

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: August 19, 2021

CrossFit Dunwoody is proud to offer a great workout for all levels of fitness, whether you’re a beginner or expert. But you may be wondering what it’s like to visit CFD for the first time and what to expect here. Well, wonder no more! We were excited to have Peggy and Audra from the The ...

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Top 3 Reasons To Train Kettlebell Swings

Top 3 Reasons To Train Kettlebell Swings

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: August 5, 2021

If you could only buy one piece of equipment to accomplish all of your training what would you buy? Treadmills and cycles are great for cardio but definitely won’t get you stronger. A barbell is great but where do you have room to keep it and let alone use it? Total gym style machines always ...

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Six Reasons Why You Should Sign Up for that Next Competition!

Six Reasons Why You Should Sign Up for that Next Competition!

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: July 15, 2021

Have something to work towards. #GOALS Having goals keeps you motivated, it gives you something to shoot for. You can focus your training (i.e this week I will work on pull-ups, and aim to link 3 by the end of the next week).   Discover your weaknesses. It’s easy to say “I’m bad at double unders”, ...

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Progress Plateaued? How is Your Strength Balance?

Progress Plateaued? How is Your Strength Balance?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: July 8, 2021

By Coach Amber Hopeman Picture this: You have just completed a strength cycle for your back squat. You go to test your 1 Rep Max and… *Cue the sad trumpets*… No improvement. You have trained hard, you’ve eaten well, you’ve made sure to prioritize your recovery and nothing to show for it. So what happened? ...

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Applying the Shapes: Part 3

Applying the Shapes: Part 3

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: June 24, 2021

So we have learned how to make the basic shapes and no matter how proficient you become in performing gymnastics movements, the fundamentals and foundational drills we discussed are always important to keep practicing!  So how do these shapes, the HOLLOW and ARCH, look when we are performing these movements? I am going to start ...

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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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