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Tomorrow we have classes at 5:30 am, 6:30 am, 9:00 am, and 11:45 am. I will always remember the epic bellyflop contest of tonight. The water was afraid. Red skin heals with time. Glory lasts forever! If you're looking for a real workout tomorrow come by and help us get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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Lots of big things happening this weekend. Remember to log in and pick your personal coach if you haven't yet here http://wasatchcrossfit.com/choose-your-coach/ Tomorrow is the last day at WCFHQ. There will be a get together from 7-10 pm at Layton surf and swim which Bob A. has graciously rented out.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
Reposted from WCFHQ blog. The countdown begins! This is it! This week we’ll be moving over to 11,000 square feet of CrossFit awesome on our Hwy 193 location. We’re adding classes, services, and more. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support and kind words and so far well over 90% of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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This is my son River and Jeff Greene. One of our members at Wasatch CrossFit North. Quick backstory on Jeff: This guy is living proof that injury can be overcome. After a snapped achilles tendon (bounding box jumps on "Fight Gone Bad"). Jeff has bounced back and become stronger and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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We tend to do lots of squatting. So, roll out your IT bands and quads with a pvc pipe often. It will help to keep your knees from getting pulled out of place by overly tight muscles. Also, make sure to visit a good massage therapist whenever it is practical... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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When you wake up each day there are two paths you can take. You can choose to feel tired, grumpy, and other forms of self pity. You can also choose to feel grateful, energetic, and other forms of awesome. I highly reccomend the latter choice. Ignore that voice in your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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Variance is a big part of the CrossFit training method. My first goal when I came on as head trainer at Wasatch CrossFit North was to help everyone gain some strength. My second goal was to help everyone gain some proficiency with Olympic weightlifting. Together we have achieved both of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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Body language is the most universal and effective form of communication. Being mindful of your body language during conversation can help you win friends, arguments, and that "Apples to Apples" game. Looking someone in the eyes with an open stance and unfolded limbs shows them that you are actively listening... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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Some Rich Froning Jr. guy once said in an inspirational video; "Energy cannot be destroyed. When you overcome fear it comes back as strength." I believe him to be correct. Just ask any electrician about energy and they'll tell you that it can only redirected. Any of my friends could... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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What do complicated fitness movements and controlling a firearm have in common? Imagine someone walking into a firing range for their first session of target practice. This is the first time they've ever touched a firearm. Now imagine this person squeezing the trigger as fast as they possibly can with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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Awesome double rainbow outside the gym after classes tonight! A whole bunch of fitness minded people will be hard at work earning their CrossFit level 1 trainer certifications at Wasatch CrossFit North this Saturday and Sunday. There will be no classes or open gym this Saturday and Sunday. Strength a.)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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When cartoon characters get an idea a lightbulb usually goes off over their head. This depiction of having an idea might feel right to us because we have seen it so much that it has become ingrained in our consciousness. On the other hand this depiction may feel right because... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
Huge congrats to Tiffany Hendrickson and her 11th place finish overall in the CrossFit games individual women's competition this weekend! From 31st last year to 11th this year! Crazy progress for someone who was already pretty much superhuman. Just goes to show that if you want something bad enough you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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If you haven't had a chance yet check out some video from today's CrossFit games competition. The athletes are truly amazing putting up huge overhead squat maxes just after completing a grueling workout with 1,000 yards of swimming and tons of kb thrusters and burpees in the sand! Strength Back... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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Sure, there are many different techniques when it comes to weightlifting. However, an understanding and proficiency with technique is necessary to avoid injury and setback. The purpose of this blog post is to bring about a better understanding of the power position in the Snatch and Clean. Check out the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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Every building worthy of standing requires being built on a solid foundation. The same is true for any goal you may choose to accomplish. Since we are in the business of obtaining goals here at Wasatch CrossFit I want to share with you the proper foundation to keep in mind... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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Pretty amazing performances today on Grace! So glad to see everyone improving! It's good to see everyone making good choices on selecting their weights. Love that you're all understanding that technical proficiency takes precidence. Keep on growing everybody! Hope you're all ready for some squatting tomorrow! Strength 3xMax strict handstand... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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James Tatum and I both lift weights and have beards. Coincidence? First of all I want to say thank you to everyone for their love and support. You guys really helped me feel confidence where there would have been even more nervousness. My first National Olympic weightlifting competition was a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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You all know you should be practicing the hook grip. Here is a great read from Greg Everett of www.catalystathletics.com with some ideas on how to get started. Trouble with the Hook Grip Greg Everett | Ask Greg | October 30 2011 Andy Asks: I have just purchased and am... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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I've seen examples of the very truth Albert Einstein is speaking about in my life and in the lives of other people. Have you ever had a similar experience? Believe it or not, there are certain rules about the universe. Your thoughts are the most powerful way to shape your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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Everybody assumes that since I'm lifting all the time I must hate running. And they are kind of right. I've completely shyed away from running due to fear because of a couple hamstring pulls. However much I despise it now because it makes scared and makes my knees hurt, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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Congrats to all of our Army Fitness Challenge competitors! Tomorrow we start our journey back through the benchmark workouts. It's easy to see the progress when you finish one of these challenging tasks faster. Obviously, that isn't always the case. If all we did was set personal records there would... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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I read this today and found the advice to be great for both women and men! Check it out. From http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Media/The-Wednesday-Word/Wednesday-Word-07-09-14 Things New WOMEN Weightlifters should know Aimee Anaya Everett | Olympic Weightlifting 1. Lift with other girls. Lifting with men is motivating; however, they just don’t understand certain things.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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Today I finally got to switch things up a bit and get coached by a good friend/awesome coach. The Oly Guru himself Dave Chiu made it up to work with me a bit today and it was great. The best thing about being a teacher/coach is helping people. Seeing people... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth
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Now that we're starting to work into the full versions of the Olympic lifts your limitations with flexibility will become easy to spot. When you feel too tight to hit the right positions ask your coaches for help. A few minutes of a simple drill or stretch every day will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at WasatchCrossFitNorth