Onward & Upward: ‘Top 3 Reasons To Train With Kettlebells’

Hey C2 family! Let’s play desert island. If you could only bing one piece of equipment to accomplish all of your training when stranded on a desert island….what would you bring? What exactly can you use to build strength, burn fat, and improve your cardio? Enter the kettlebell. Kettlebells are a great and diverse tool …

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Onward and Upward: ‘What’s Keeping You From Achieving Your Goals?’

If you currently want something in your life that you don’t have then there is a 100% chance that you are human. How you define yourself is by the action you take towards bringing those into your life. Some people make declarations about how they are finally going to make the big change Generally, if …

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Onward and Upward: ‘The Importance Of Stress For Your Health’

Did you know that a little bit of stress can actually maximize your performance? IF you’ve ever been in a flow state and totally lost track of time immersed in the task at hand you know know how astounding it can be to snap out of it. You were so focused that you couldn’t worry …

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Onward and Upward: ‘Virtuosity’ by Greg Glassman

Fundamentals, Virtuosity, and Mastery An Open Letter to CrossFit Trainers (Originally posted to the CrossFit Journal August 2005 by Greg Glassman) In gymnastics, completing a routine without error will not get you a perfect score, the 10.0—only a 9.7. To get the last three tenths of a point, you must demonstrate “risk, originality, and virtuosity” …

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Onward and Upward: ‘Isometric training 101’

Have you ever failed a rep in the same position over and over again? Like why won’t my body just work for me here?! Getting stuck in a lift is no fun. Especially when it’s the limiting factor from you hitting a PR in the lift. There are many potential reasons for missing a lift, …

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Onward and Upward: Top 3 Tips to Maximize Your Deadlifts

Morning C2 community! People tend to have polarized feelings about deadlifts. Either they love them or they hate them. If you love deadlifts this is usually for one of three potential reasons.  You already pull heavy weight. You are considered “strong” or “really good at that” so you enjoy doing it more. Yay dopamine! Maybe …

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Educate.Motivate.Inspire: ‘Ordinary’

From Coach Zack- The more I thought about what to write the moreI went down a rabbit hole of quasi inspiration/motivation jargon that we’ve all heard before. I was searching for something profound that seeped deep into the soul; a radical candor that each person reading these words would walk away with that “Ah ha” …

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Educate.Motivate.Inspire: “More Vulnerable”

By Katie Carpenter For those who don’t know, I coach our C2 kids class on the weekends.  On Saturday mornings I’m pretty sure my name is “CoachKatieCoachKatieCoachKatie” One of my (yes, they are all mine for 1 hour a week) kids recently would get incredibly frustrated if he didn’t understand the movement immediately or didn’t …

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Educate.Motivate.Inspire: ‘My Mat, My Practice’

I knew I was competitive. I knew I was willing to do work to improve but I didn’t understand what personal growth outside of my fitness level needed improving. CrossFit illuminated the first two of these immediately. “Growth” took CrossFit a bit longer to teach me. I am hard-headed. I wanted to be the best …

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