Crossfit: My love/hate relationship

Sunday Funday WOD: The #PropelFit “Dirty 30” Chipper

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In January, I announced my excitement to be included as 1 of 5 Propel Brand Ambassadors. Propel, for those of you who don’t know, is the Workout Water for people who are passionate about fitness to ensure they can hydrate pre/post and during every workout (it comes in 3 forms: Propel Water, Propel Powder and Propel Liquid Water Enhancer). Propel ... Read More »

Who’s joining me for the #BuckFurpees #WOD247 Challenge?

#BuckFurpees #WOD247 Challenge

Burpee. Burpees. Lots of burpees! The more you say it, doesn’t change it’s impact. It’s a love and hate relationship for me and others that meet this movement from time to time. The late comedian, George Carlin, often spoke of “7 dirty words” that can’t be spoken on television or radio. I think the list should be updated to include the ... Read More »

Psychology of CrossFit: Competition vs. Personal Best

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Competition vs. Personal Best:  the Definitions Definition of Competition from Merriam-Webster: …the act or process of trying to get or win something (such as a prize or a higher level of success) that someone else is also trying to get or win; the act or process of competing Definition of PR according to CrossFit: …when an athlete achieves his or ... Read More »

Diane Fu and PushPress release a free Olympic Lifts Poster

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If you are thinking, “Who’s Diane Fu?“, I have to ask where have you been the last few years! LOL… Seriously though, unless you are active within the CrossFit or Olympic Weight Lifting communities, you might have never heard the name dropped. But believe me when I tell you, Diane Fu is one of the most accomplished and talented lifting ... Read More »

5 Ways Bodyweight Training Is Superior To Weight Training

5 Ways Bodyweight Training Is Superior To Weight Training

With the hundreds of different workouts out there, it can be very hard to know which is best. If you have not yet considered body-weight training, it’s time you do so. Many people are quick to gravitate to weight machine or free weight based programs as it’s what they typically think of when it comes to improving muscular strength. However, ... Read More »

Go Until You Rhabdo: The Great Debate Continues

Go Until You Rhabdo: The Great Debate Continues

I want to put “Go Until You Rhabdo” on a shirt. Nobody would buy it, but I still think it would be cool. Sales would be especially low due to the recent internet-slaughter brought on by CrossFit hating naysayers (see “CrossFit’s Dirty Little Secret” featuring Uncle Rhabdo). If you’re reading this blog, it means that you spend a good amount of ... Read More »

6 Tips So You Don’t Ever Fall Out of Love With CrossFit

6 Tips So You Don't Ever Fall Out of Love With CrossFit

I have been an active CrossFit participant for many years. In fact over 5 years, which seems like forever considering that’s longer than some of you have been out of college!  I started CrossFitting in Hoboken and have been to several gyms around the country.  A bit about me, I’m female, 38, never played sports growing up and I will ... Read More »

5 Rules That Changed My Outlook On Fitness Forever

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I consider myself to be a fairly fit, health-minded person. My days are a pretty steady routine of sleep, work, CrossFit and/or some other kind of training, eating, and knitting (but that’s a different blog post all together). The combination of these things helps me to feel balanced, happy and extremely grateful. But, it hasn’t always been this way; not ... Read More »

Creating #RealDadMoments at the Dad 2.0 Summit

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“A Dad Summit?” asked my friend, Paul, “what the heck is that about?” My response, “Paul, it’s a whole lot of awesomeness rolled up in a weekend of dads connecting with dads!” 3 Things I learned at the Dad 2.0 Summit Two years ago, working with Dove® Men+Care®, I attended the inaugural Dad 2.0 Summit in Austin, Texas (read the ... Read More »