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Why High-Intensity Training (HIT) Is Good For You

Why High-Intensity Training (HIT) Is Good For You

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: August 6, 2020

Today there are so many fitness programs and classes available it can be overwhelming to decide how to train. If you are researching training programs you have probably heard of High Intensity Training (HIT) or High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIT is incorporated into many classes and has grown in popularity due to its ability ...

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Progress Plateaued? How is Your Strength Balance?

Progress Plateaued? How is Your Strength Balance?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: July 30, 2020

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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Why join CrossFit Dunwoody? Hear Anna’s fitness journey!

At CFD, we know how CrossFit and fitness can change lives. But don’t take our word for it! Hear it directly from one of our members, Anna Dorris, who joined CFD in 2017 with no previous CrossFit experience. Click below to listen to Anna’s experience, what to expect when you come to the gym, and ...

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Top 3 Reasons To Train Kettlebell Swings

Top 3 Reasons To Train Kettlebell Swings

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: July 16, 2020

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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COVID-19 Health and Safety Initiatives at CrossFit Dunwoody

COVID-19 Health and Safety Initiatives at CrossFit Dunwoody

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: July 15, 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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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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