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TGIF, #9Nation! Still on the fence about our Elements class? Check out these three benefits of steel mace training, and see why we decided to offer this new training style at CF9! (Psssst… Sunday’s class reservations are open now. Sign up here!) We get it, hydration is like, super important. But just how much water… Read more »
TGIF, #9Nation! The changes to CrossFit HQ and the CrossFit Games are coming fast and furious. Here’s the latest. We all want to succeed both in and out of the gym, but we all hit the inevitable wall now again. Here’s are some great tips for cutting the crap and getting $#!* done! The need… Read more »
TGIF, #9Nation! • CrossFit is awesome, but don’t underestimate the power of frequent walks and/or other low intensity activities in addition to the gym. • Learn why our brains crave junk food, and (more importantly) what we can do to fight against these cravings. • Must read for those of us who struggle to eat our veggies!… Read more »
We pride ourselves on having St. Pete’s best functional fitness schedule. But it’s not just empty bragging. Our members currently enjoy access to 59 weekly classes. (That’s not to mention our 55 weekly hours of Open Gym and access to frequent special events!) And now that stat sheet is about to jump up by three… Read more »
Hey you. Yeah you, in the corner with the sugary coffee creamer you swore you’d give up in the new year. I see you. I see those late night pizzas. I see you rushing out of the gym every morning to get to work without hitting up ROMWOD for those achy muscles. I see the… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »