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5 Ways to Battle Pre-Race Stress

September 19, 2017 2:50 pm Published by

Sometimes I find myself lying in bed unable to sleep. I know I need to sleep to recover from that day’s hard work out, and so I’ll have energy for tomorrow’s, but I just can’t stop thinking about my upcoming race. I don’t think I’m the only one out there, am I? That’s the thing… Read more

The Tips & Tricks of Tapering

September 11, 2017 2:38 pm Published by

It’s that time of year again! Feeling nervous? Excited? Prepared? World Championships season is coming up in just a few weeks, and if you’ve done everything right, then right now you should mostly just be feeling tired. I’m going to be putting a few blog posts together over the next few weeks, to talk about… Read more

Rose to Tahoe – Workout #2

September 8, 2017 10:21 am Published by

This is workout #2 in our “Rose to Tahoe” series. Rose is on a mission to make it back to race in the Spartan World Championships after her first baby! Follow Rose along her journey back with us here, and with her on Instagram @RunningRosie.  My brain is a little fried these days from feeding my darling newborn… Read more

Rose to Tahoe – Workout #1

August 30, 2017 8:13 am Published by

One month ago, Rose and her husband Tim welcomed their lovely daughter, Taylor Joi, into the world (after enduring a 37 hour labor). Now, Rose is on a mission to make it back to race in the Spartan World Championships – just five weeks away on September 30, 2017. Follow Rose along her journey back… Read more

Tough Mudder X Roundtable

August 28, 2017 9:34 pm Published by

The inaugural Tough Mudder X took place last month, and if you were like us, you had a lot of questions about it. What is it? Who was there? What made it so special? Well, we sat down with three of our team members (Yancy Culp, Ryan Atkins, and Lindsay Webster) who happened to be… Read more

Coming Back From Injury — Why Rest Days are Vital

May 24, 2017 3:13 pm Published by

For athletes, this is often the most dreaded four-letter word in the dictionary: REST. As endorphin junkies and sweat addicts, prophylactic days of rest can be harder than our hardest races and training sessions. And, in a culture that encourages “death before DNF” as well as “BEASTMODE” in every workout, taking an off-day has come… Read more

Lauren Ho’s Road to the 2017 Crossfit Regionals

April 25, 2017 12:21 pm Published by

The 2017 CrossFit Open was amazing. Every year this 5 week competition brings the highest highs and lowest lows, but I wanted to share my 2 biggest takeaways! (Credit: Boysie Koyga) Celebrate the Wins — Big or Small:  In a sport where you don’t know the workouts ahead of time — whether they’ll play to your favor or if they’ll expose… Read more

Play Around the World in Prep for Next Season

April 13, 2017 4:54 pm Published by

A behind the scenes look into how to make the most of the time in-between seasons. OCR World Champion Lindsay Webster takes us through each step to master the offseason training. Whether you’re a professional hockey player, OCR racer, or weight lifter, every athlete requires an off season. Contrary to wishful belief, the words “off-season”… Read more

“Crossfit, My First Love”

April 8, 2017 1:18 pm Published by

Crossfit has been in my life since 2010. I was looking for a job on Craigslist when I stumbled upon an internship at Crossfit Providence. I soon learned about deadlifts, overhead squats and box jumps. The world was spinning after every workout and the veins exploded from my arms — I was in love. Every… Read more

How OCR World Champion Ryan Atkins spends his offseason

March 30, 2017 3:44 pm Published by

The time between World Championships and the start of the next season can be one of the hardest or one of the most fun times of year for athletes. Some people experience mental grief, because of the inevitable slip in fitness, while the decrease in structure can force others into an over-productive spiral of overtraining. Here’s… Read more