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Five Bullet Friday 180817

August 17, 2018

TGIF, #9Nation! • If it seems like all news is negative, check out these 40 Ways The World is Getting Better to turn your frown upside down! • Here is a video from CrossFit Gymnastics on how to properly grip the bar when performing pull-ups and other gymnastics movements. Wrap those thumbs around the bar! • Change the… Read more »

Five Bullet Friday 180810

August 10, 2018

TGIF, #9Nation! • Looks like science is catching up with something 9’ers already know: Lifting weights helps ease anxiety and depression. Next time you’re feeling down, come hit the barbell with us. Chances are you’ll feel a lot better. • Moving your body also helps to increase productivity. Trips to the gym aside, even frequent short periods… Read more »

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An effective KIP DRILL (that won’t tear your hands!)

August 7, 2018

Kips are tricky things. First we have to build up requisite shoulder strength and mobility, while simultaneously learning the end positions: Hollow and extension. But that’s not all! Once you’ve submitted those to muscle memory, now it’s finally time to work on snappy, smooth transitions from hollow to extension, known as a kip. As anyone who has… Read more »

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August 3, 2018

Happy Friday, #9Nation! • Suffering from neck strain? For those of us who sit at a desk all day, here are some quick and easy things you can do throughout the day to relieve neck tension. • Dehydration is not black and white. You may be operating in a mildly dehydrated state, but even a little… Read more »

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How to Scale Pistols (Single-Leg Squats)

July 30, 2018

The Single-Leg Squat (commonly known in the CrossFit lexicon as a “pistol”) can be an intimidating movement to tackle, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Put the Rx athletes out of mind– this is an infinitely scalable movement, with benefits for every athlete. Nearly all of us know we have one leg that… Read more »

Five Bullet Friday 180727

July 27, 2018

Happy Friday, #9Nation! • The 2018 CrossFit Games are just around the corner, kicking off August 1! We’re Netflixing the documentary of last year’s Games: The Redeemed and The Dominant. Who do you think will claim the title of Fittest Man and Woman On Earth this year? • Being naked is cool and all… but notat the gym. Save it for… Read more »

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Quick & Simple Ankle, Foot, and Achilles Maintenance Tips

July 25, 2018

We often take our feet for granted, until things go awry. Painful plantar fasciitis, stiff ankles, and concrete calves don’t have to be forever. A little love can go a long ways towards treating these symptoms, and preventing bigger problems from manifesting down the line. Coach Megan is a bona fide member of the Stiff… Read more »

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Five Bullet Friday 180720

July 20, 2018

Good Friday evening, #9Nation! •If you’ve been struggling with hydration this summer (lets face it, we all are), try this electrolyte solution. Coach Jaqueline says good things. Water alone is not enough, and (I’ll say it) sports drinks like Gatorade are NOT good sources of electrolytes! •Listen to Ben Bergeron (a top CrossFit coach) discuss… Read more »

Top 3 Reasons CrossFitters Should Practice Yoga

July 8, 2018

1. Breath Control CrossFitters have no problem throwing down on an intense, heart-pounding WOD. But even the most advanced athlete can forget about using breath control, and it’s the secret to taking your metcon game to the next level. The athlete with the focus to control breath and heart rate has a distinct advantage over… Read more »

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Five Bullet Friday 180706

July 7, 2018

Good Friday evening, #9Nation! • We already know our 9’ers are in the healthy minority, but new stats show only one in five Floridians gets enough exercise, lower than the national average. (That’s a great reason to invite a friend to a free 9HIIT class!) • We know mental wellness is inextricably linked with physical… Read more »

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