Tight Hips?

Hands down the most painful injury I’ve ever had was when I tore my hip flexor running down the first base line beating out a throw. As a result of that injury, I have suffered form very tight hips, partially due to my own failure to maintain my mobility.

I have been using our lacrosse ball for some time to help relive a lot of tension that build up in my hips and honestly I think it is the best tool on the market for real pinpoint pressure to help increase our mobility.  Tight hips is a very real issue and can affect multiple aspects of our fitness. If you are suffering from tight hips check out this video below that shows how a lacrosse ball can really help change that for you.

 

 

video via: youtube

How to Squat

2017 is 1 week in and I’m sure we are all smashing our new year fitness goals.

Here is a great little video that CrossFit HQ put out demonstrating proper squat technique. I know most of you feel completely comfortable under a bar, but it is always good to be reminded about form. For those of you who do not feel comfortable listen carefully and try to apply what you see.

 

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video via CrossFit YouTube

Hardest Worker

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I’ll Be Even Better at 60

The mother of James Hobart started her CrossFit journey 4 years ago at the age of 52. Now, 56, she says she is the healthiest she has ever been.

One of the things that makes CrossFit so appealing to me is the a mindset that tells us it doesn’t matter what age you are, older or younger; it doesn’t matter how fit you are, overweight or an avid exerciser. CrossFit gives us a mindset that we can always improve. Yes we are competitive and always want to out work the other members, but at the end of the day we are all trying to improve.

Pay attention to what Lucie says about how food affects her workouts and overall health.

 

Video courtesy of CrossFit YouTube

REGIONALS SALE – 20% OFF ON THE ATHLOS FITNESS 5MM KNEE SLEEVES

As the opening weekend of Regionals is kicking off, we wanted to offer a 20% off coupon off for any pair of our 5MM knee sleeves!

If you are anything like me, I know you get inspired by watching these athletes compete and it fires you up to train even harder. We want to help you stay healthy by protecting your knees and giving you the ability to push yourself to the limit.

Why choose our 5MM Knee Sleeves, we have made sure that they are made from the highest quality neoprene and are designed to help you perform your best.  Whether you are an athlete in training, just try to stay fit, or nursing an old knee injury, let our knee sleeves help keep you safe and on top of your game.

They are currently on sale for $49.99 but with the coupon you get an extra $10 off.  That’s $39.99 for a pair!!!

Use coupon code : REGIONAL

Get your pair now on Amazon!

The Black/Pink is available in XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL

The Black/Grey is available in XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

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I just wanted to breathe!!!

I love reading stories about people who made a decision to win back their life.  Andrea made a decision that day to start living again.   There are many people who face tremendous adversity in this life and I am so inspired when they decide to face their struggle and fight.  Andrea is an inspiration to all of us and another example of how CrossFit and the community we all find there can literally save a life!

 

 

video via: CrossFit YouTube

Sometimes we have to admit we need help!!!

We always remember our glory days.  We have always remember what we could do and we often think if I ever really needed to I could do it again.  “If my family was in trouble I know I would be able to help.”  I’m sure we have all said something similar to ourselves.  Sometimes we must come to a realization of where we are and what we are capable of.  Just like Tom did.  He had a wake up moment and made a decision to better his life.   Thank you CrossFit HQ for putting this video up for all of us to see.

 

 

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What’s your excuse!!

Everyday I wake up I can come up with 30 excuses not to workout without even trying.  I see this and suddenly all of my excuses disappear.  What could be more motivating this guy giving it everything he has.  This guy is a former green beret and all around badass!!

Video via: Instagram

 

You are never too old to live!!

Its great to see “older” people taking control of their health.  Here is a woman who decided she was going to take that leap any when her family thought she couldn’t.  CrossFit does it again, helping people find strength and courage to live the life they want.

 

 

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2 1/2 Bodyweight Snatch!!!!

Check out this new world record from Wu Jingbiao (56) with a 139kg snatch.  China continues to show its dominance in the sport of weightlifting.  Pretty impressive to see a guy put up basically 2 1/2 bodyweight.  Things are gonna get real in in Rio in 2016.

Check out our knee sleeves by clicking on the picture to the right.

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