Hand Maintenance

Hand Maintenance For CrossFit

When you got your first hand tear, did the gym break out in applause and slap your back in hearty Congratulations, raise you upon their shoulders chanting “ONE OF US! ONE OF US”? No? Was that just me? You probably had a similar experience though. The hand rip has long been held up as a …

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Conditioning vs. Weightlifting for a new CrossFitter

When you first start out, CrossFit can seem complicated. You’re moving your body in new ways, learning new skills, and figuring out what all the acronyms mean…it can be overwhelming. A common question I get asked as a coach is “which one is more important, conditioning or weightlifting?” To answer this question, here is a …

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3 Tips to find a Recovery Protein that works for You

I’m Coach Anjo! As a 50 year old woman with experience in focused training to be a competitive Masters CrossFit athlete, I was intentional with my workouts, nutrition, and recovery. I was always of the mindset that if you were eating healthy you can get everything you need from your food, so taking recovery protein …

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Nutrition is the Foundation

As a recreational CrossFitter, it is sometimes easy to overlook the importance of good nutrition. So, if you are working out regularly and getting results that is all you need, right?! The October 2002 CrossFit Journal presented the pyramid for development of an athlete, the “Theoretical Hierarchy of Development”: In the above-mentioned journal article, the …

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Hook Grip

“USE THE HOOK GRIP!” You’ve heard us say it over and over and over again. Look, Optimists — I get it. Many moons ago, I was like you: skeptical about my coaches demanding that I use a hook grip any time I pick up a bar off the floor. At first, it can be a bit uncomfortable. …

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