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The Weekly Chalkboard – August 8-14, 2016

Time for a bit of news! This weekend the crew from CrossFit 719 will be at SpringsSpree with yoga at Memorial Park plus much more. They’ll be sharing their health and fitness knowledge, putting on mini challenges and offering nutrition advice, a squat clinic, and more. Be sure to check it out on Saturday August […]

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My Experiences With the Pain Cave – Seeking Advice

As I found myself dying during Fran recently this week, I kept wondering what the heck happened. My brain was screaming at me to stop as my body was struggling to breathe during thrusters and pull-ups, so I’d pause. Maybe a few seconds. Maybe longer. Waiting for the pain to die down. Then I’d do […]

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Is stress bad? (Elite Functional Fitness)

About this time last year, Mychael at Elite Functional Fitness asked a simple question in a blog post. Is stress bad? As he puts it – “Easy answer, no. But…” Stress boils down to some factor (physical, mental, or emotional) that creates bodily or mental tension. And that tension, caused by either external or internal […]

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The Weekly Chalkboard – August 1-7, 2016

Time for the next issue of the Weekly Chalkboard! We have some sad news and happy news in this issue. Last week was the memorial WOD for Maida Scott at CrossFit SoCo. She passed away on July 18th in a motorcyle accident in Washington near the Oregon border and the SoCo community gathered on July […]

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The Power of Community

I’m not a box owner or trainer, but I am a CrossFit athlete and I have a story to tell. In a galaxy far, far away… Wait, wrong story. It seems like a very long time ago now, but it was only 2012 when I was exposed to CrossFit. We’d heard about it from our friend […]

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The Weekly Chalkboard!

Since we’re just getting Chalk to the Bar started, I thought it would be good to start calling out some of the community news, both near and far. We have just a couple of bits today… But feel free to share any news and links you’d like to see in the next Chalkboard post! First, […]

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When should you stretch?

To say that Mychael at Elite Functional Fitness is a wizard at making people move more efficiently is a massive piece of understatement, so when he starts talking about when to stretch… we all listen. He recently wrote a post titled “When should you stretch?” and it boils down to a simple answer: whenever you can! […]

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A New Effort

The CrossFit community in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a fantastic group of individuals. We have talented coaches, motivated box owners, and athletes of every level from beginners to competitors and everywhere in-between. And we have a depth and breadth of knowledge that is simply staggering. Are you interested in mobility, strength, speed, recovery, or any other […]

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