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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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Common Bench Press Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

July 3, 2018

Ah, the bench press. Beloved by bros the world over, common in Globo Gyms, and rare in functional fitness settings, the bench press has a home in our hearts at CrossFit9. Take a few minutes to glean these pointers from Coach Mike, and next time someone sniffs, “How much ya bench?”… you can answer, “More… Read more »

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Common Pressing Mistakes (And How to Fix Them!)

July 3, 2018

For all the simplicity of the press, (AKA. “shoulder press” or “strict press”), there are a lot of ways things can go wrong. And more often than not, our errors carry over into all of our other overhead movements if they go unaddressed. So let’s get to it! Get Movement Tip Monday in your inbox! You’ll never… Read more »

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Fourth of July Hours 2018

June 30, 2018

You read that right, our freedom and fitness lovin’ friends. You get to do two of your favorite things on the same day: Celebrate liberty, and get your workout in! Our Wednesday, July 4th class times are 8:00 AM 9:00 AM The gym will close at 10:00 AM so we can celebrate America’s birthday with… Read more »

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Five Bullet Friday 180629

June 29, 2018

TGIF, #9Nation! • Weightlifting can be a tricky topic to learn, but if we’re all using the same vocabulary, it suddenly becomes much easier to talk about. Our friends at Keep Pulling break it down nice and simple. •  As many of you know, Coach Steven has moved to Raleigh, NC with his family. He’ll… Read more »

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