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Take a breath! (Elite Functional Fitness)

One of the most common cues I hear from the coaches at my home box is “Don’t forget to breathe!” And it’s definitely a problem when you get squat deep in a short WOD or a long one and suddenly you realize you aren’t breathing well. The body does remind you when it runs out of […]

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The Weekly Chalkboard – September 5-9, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I’m in shock that I had to turn the calendar and suddenly it was September! That said, you may notice that it’s Tuesday instead of Monday this week. That was for Labor Day! Yes, even website editors sometimes take a day off now and then. 🙂 So what do we […]

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The Weekly Chalkboard – August 28 – September 2, 2016

Greetings from the Chalkboard! Not much to report this week: This Saturday is the Southwest Weightlifting Classic put on by Pueblo CrossFit at the Colorado State Fair down in Pueblo. It’s an all day (8-5) affair with tickets available through their Facebook event page. Looks like a few folks from the Springs are headed down, […]

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CrossFit vs. Globo Gym

What’s the difference between going to a CrossFit box to train versus going to one of the big “globo” gyms? Mychael over at Elite Functional Fitness brought up the question back in July 2015 and it’s a good one. (You can see his original post here.) First, let’s define the two terms we’re using here. […]

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The Weekly Chalkboard – August 22-28, 2016

We’ve been doing the Weekly Chalkboard for a few weeks now and I’m excited to report some actual news today! First of all, we have two new CrossFit boxes that have opened or are in the process of opening in the area. Let’s offer a big welcome to the folks at CrossFit Rampart in Woodland […]

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Structuring Mobility (Elite Functional Fitness)

At some point or another in our crossfit journeys, we have attempted mobility work with a foam roller or a lacrosse ball. And, far too often, we don’t do enough of the right things to really make a lasting positive change. Mychael of Elite Functional Fitness has a plan to fix this problem. His plan […]

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The Weekly Chalkboard – August 15-21, 2016

Welcome to another issue of the Chalkboard! This week sees the NGPL (National Pro GRID League) return to action with CrossFit Pandora’s Box‘ own Jared Enderton representing for us on the Baltimore Anthem! Competition kicks off on Wednesday (17-AUG) and Thursday (18-AUG) live on GRID TV. We caught onto the GRID sensation late last year in […]

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ROMWOD vs Yoga

I have been a crossfitter for nearly 5 years, a RYT 200 Certified Yoga Teacher for 3, and teaching yoga at Crossfit 719 for nearly a year now. I take pride in helping my fellow Crossfitters mobilize and frequently preach the word of yoga/stretching to prevent injury. With a ruptured Achilles tendon, I learned this […]

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More than Physical Gains

One thing I’ve learned through my experience with crossfit over the last few years is that it’s as much as what’s between your ears as it is about the rest of your body. Strength. Flexibility. Endurance. They’re all fine and dandy. But your brain is getting a workout just as often as the rest of […]

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Sit-ups Suck! Do More Planks! (Elite Functional Fitness)

Back in May of 2015, Mychael of Elite Functional Fitness made a pretty bold statement: Sit-ups Suck! And he backed it up, as always, with some research and evidence. I have to admit that I much prefer sit-ups to planks, so I was curious about his reasoning. Funny enough, it was pretty simple. The sit-up […]

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