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Goodbye Wrist Pain

Written by Georgia Smith How much time do you spend looking after your wrists? CrossFit places some pretty huge demands on our wrists, in ways that most of us have never experienced. Think about the front rack position on a front squat, thruster or clean. How about...

August Member of the Month: Mike Shammami

Age and Occupation? 50 years old, Hotel and Commercial Retail Owner. How long have you been doing CrossFit?  It’s been about 6 months. Why do you CrossFit? To keep building my strength, stay healthy and live longer….. What is your favorite movement?  My favorite...

The Truth About Self-Control

Written by Georgia Smith Out to dinner last weekend, a friend remarked on my ‘admirable’ self-control. While I am proud to practice what I preach and enjoy living a healthy lifestyle, the concept of self-control as an innate characteristic really irks me. Self-control...

Barefoot Benefits

Written by Georgia Smith Here’s a new health challenge for you this summer. Try going barefoot more often. Consider shoes like a cast, offering external support to ‘protect’ your feet. In theory this sounds good, but in reality, the bones and soft tissue of your feet...

Monday Meals: Veggie Cups

Recipe by Hillary Levin, originally posted on Bissel of This and That If you want to get a lot of veggies in and are dealing with a bunch of picky people, this is the recipe for you!  It has great flavor and you can use any grouping of veggies you want, and play...

Primum Non Nocere

Written by Georgia Smith Primum non nocere. First, do no harm. The fundamental principle of non-maleficence, which guides the ethics of the physicians who treat disease and injury, should also apply to the trainers seeking to prevent disease and injury by prescribing...

Monday Meals: Protein Cauli-Oats

Recipe by Georgia Smith This barely counts as a recipe, but knowing how to make a good bowl of protein oatmeal is a skill all fitness enthusiasts should master! The cauliflower oats trend has taken this healthy breakfast to the next level, sneaking in an extra serve...

Handstands: Wall-Facing or Kick-Ups?

Written by Georgia Smith I am often asked what is the most effective way to work towards a freestanding handstand- wall-facing, or kicking up? There are merits to both, but the wall-facing handstand is a better tool for a number of reasons. Kicking up is not...

The Diet-Exercise Relationship

Written by Georgia Smith The CFB Summer Nutrition Challenge began this week, so let’s talk food! I want you to consider one of the most underrated aspects of nutrition. It has nothing to do with what, when and how much you should eat. It’s more important than calories...

July Member of the Month: Diamond Jenkins

Age and Occupation? 31, Probation Agent. How long have you been doing CrossFit?  According to my emails, since March of 2016 , but I feel like it’s been longer than that lol. Why do you CrossFit? I honestly think it’s because I’m nuts. My friends and...

Why Hook Grip?

Written by Georgia Smith First of all, what is hook grip? The hook grip requires an athlete press their palm into the bar so it is sitting between the thumb and the first finger, then wrap the thumb around the bar, and the fingers over the thumb. For most athletes,...

Spotlight on Box Jumps

Written by Georgia Smith Box jumps don’t receive nearly as much credit or attention as they deserve. Too often, they are treated as a conditioning tool to get us sweaty and breathing, with little thought to their execution and the breadth of their benefits. Let’s vow...

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