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What's in your gym bag?

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What's in your gym bag?

 If you are like me you have a gym bag that contains everything but the kitchen sink! I keep everything in my gym bag all the time - so that I am prepared and ready for any WOD that could come up. Plus I regularly do extras or get roped into doing things with others so you always have to be prepared.   I've been CrossFitting for about 6 years now. I have tried, worn or used everything under the sun over the years. There has been lots of trial and error, lots of things I've bought and tried and...

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Athletes Insight Knee Sleeve & Wrist Wrap Review

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Athletes Insight Knee Sleeve & Wrist Wrap Review

  Not sure whether to try out our knee sleeves or wrist wraps? The team at Athletes Insight recently did a product review of our knee sleeves & wrist wraps. You can read their full review here....   https://www.athletesinsight.com/liberte-lifestyle-product-review/   Happy training!

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Sometimes 80% isn't good enough

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Sometimes 80% isn't good enough

I am sure we have all heard someone say 80% will be good enough. If you really want to excell, if you reall want to achieve your life goals, sometimes 80% may not be enough.  Lately I have been on a new eating plan and 9 weeks it in it is all going very well and it has made me reflect on why this time it has been successful and why I am going to achieve what I have been trying to achieve for 3 or 4 years. There are several reasons I can point to but the single biggest...

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Why EVERYONE should film themselves training

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Why EVERYONE should film themselves training

I am a big fan of filming yourself in training. Not because you want to watch yourself but because you want to learn and improve. A coach can tell you something you are doing wrong... "you are raising your butt before the barbell leaves the ground...you need to slow down that stripper butt" ... [ok so this was a common one for me] But until you watch it for yourself you will never quite understand. Even when you think you are fixing the problem they have identified you should watch again. Chances are you haven't fixed it at all. Chances...

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Tips for Bulletproofing Your Knees

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Tips for Bulletproofing Your Knees

  Taking care of our knees is essential if we want to continue to be strong and mobile athletes now and as we get older. Here is a link to a great article giving you 18 tips for bulletproof knees. This article was written back in 2006 - long before CrossFit became popular but the principles still apply!   https://www.t-nation.com/training/18-tips-for-bulletproof-knees   Happy training everyone!

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