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Applying the Shapes: Part 3

Applying the Shapes: Part 3

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: July 9, 2020

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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The Hollow: Part 2

The Hollow: Part 2

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: July 2, 2020

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: June 25, 2020

By: Coach Amber Hopeman (@eat.train.mom) So last week we talked about improving strict strength in order to build capacity for gymnastic movements. I was listening to a podcast with Pamela Agnon, 3x Crossfit Games Masters Athlete, Gymnast and Co-Creator of the Performance Plus Program and she got me thinking about how crucial it is, especially ...

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Re(building) Your Foundation: Strict Strength

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: June 18, 2020

By: Coach Amber Hopeman (@eat.train.mom) Over the coming weeks, our blog posts are going to be focused on gymnastics.  We are going to talk shapes, kipping, efficient transitions, etc… But before we get into dynamic movement let’s take a step back.  First off, why focus on gymnastics first?  Because fundamentally, the stronger, more efficient we ...

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What’s Keeping You from Achieving Your Goals?

What’s Keeping You from Achieving Your Goals?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: June 11, 2020

If you currently want something in your life that you don’t have, then there is a 100% chance that you are human. How you define yourself is by the action you take towards bringing those into your life. Some people make declarations about how they are finally going to make the big change Generally, if ...

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Eat to Thrive, Not Just Survive!

Eat to Thrive, Not Just Survive!

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: June 4, 2020

There are a lot of areas in life where “good enough” can be the goal. Ultimately you have a finite amount of time on this planet and if a task is not important to you then you want to outsource it or put in the minimum effective dose of effort so you can move on ...

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Choose an Environment that Supports You

Choose an Environment that Supports You

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: May 28, 2020

The environment you place yourself in is arguably the most important decision you can make at any given moment. The actions the environment supports will shape your life and the decisions that you make. It sounds like a big statement but let’s think about it for a minute. Compare a few different potential options of ...

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How To Optimize Your Warmup And Cooldown Routines

How To Optimize Your Warmup And Cooldown Routines

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: May 21, 2020

Warmups and cooldowns are an essential part of training and should be given as much thought and effort as the workout itself. In fact, if you’re short on time you are better off going through a proper warmup, mobilization, and stretching session than to try to get a quick workout in while skipping these components. ...

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Mental Toughness: Completing Murph during COVID Crisis

Mental Toughness: Completing Murph during COVID Crisis

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: May 20, 2020

by Coach Amber Hopeman The last few months have been unprecedented when it comes to how we live our daily lives.  Working from home, homeschooling our children, and spending more time indoors without much of the human contact we crave.  Even if we don’t crave it, many of us realize just how much we miss ...

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Initiatives at CrossFit Dunwoody

COVID-19 Health and Safety Initiatives at CrossFit Dunwoody

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: May 17, 2020

As we begin our return to CrossFit Dunwoody, you may be wondering what steps we are taking to ensure a healthy and safe environment. Due to limitations of the Executive Order issued by Governor Kemp, we will not be holding Classes on May 18th, but instead we will host Open Gym Sessions. Click here to read ...

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