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Dec 21st, 2013

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Saturday 12.21.13

Did you know…. Christmas is less than 5 days away, and I know you all have been dying to read about some Christmas trivia… Canada is the largest exporter of Christmas trees. Theodore Roosevelt banned the use of Christmas trees in the White House. Instead of hanging stockings, people in the Netherlands hang shoes. Oklahoma […]

Dec 20th, 2013

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Friday 12.20.13

 CrossFit CDR: One Box, One Community I’ve been a member at CDR for a little over 2 years and I still cannot believe how many good friends I have made at this box. Everyone’s kindness and generosity have been overwhelming, and I can adamantly say that CrossFit CDR feels like home. As a coach, I have […]

Dec 19th, 2013

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Thursday 12.19.13

Let’s Watch Some Videos.. For some of you, Olympic Lifting is new and a bit awkward, but don’t be discouraged. It takes many years to perfect the snatch and the clean and jerk. These athletes spend countless hours everyday training to be the best at these two lifts, and its amazing to see what your […]

Dec 18th, 2013

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Wednesday 12.18.13

Energy Systems Prt II: Glycolytic In the last blog I discussed our short-term energy system, and now I will move on to our second pathway, the glycolytic system. Glycolysis is the second-fastest way to re-synthesize ATP, and it occurs for workouts lasting several minutes and those that are moderately-powered. It would be used while performing […]

Dec 17th, 2013

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Monday 12.17.13

Energy Systems Part 1: Phosphagen Pathway During a CrossFit Level 1 certification, trainers discuss the importance of the three metabolic pathways used during exercise: phosphagen, glycolytic, and oxidative. A CDR member asked me to break down these systems and further explain their importance and function during exercise. I know that for a lot of you, […]

Dec 16th, 2013

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Monday 12.16.13

 New Jackets are Here! Last Thursday we got in a new shipment of CDR men’s and women’s jackets! These are different from our previous jackets because they will not shrink, and the colors won’t bleed or fade. All the jackets are lined with fleece, and the women’s have thumb holes to get your hands ready […]

Dec 15th, 2013

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Tuesday 11.12.13

Tip of the Day: Mastering the Basics This past weekend coach Jonathan attended a CrossFit gymnastics certification at CrossFit Foundry. This certification was led by David Durante, who was a member of the 2007 Gymnastic World Championships Team where he was the U.S. All-Around champion, and he was one of three alternates selected for the 2008 Summer […]

Dec 13th, 2013

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Friday 12.13.12

Happy Anniversary! Its finally here! Tomorrow night we are celebrating our 4th Anniversary as CrossFit CDR! We are going all out for this one:  bounce house, pizza, cake, margaritas, beer, games, awards, lights, decorations, and of course Christmas cheer! CrossFit CDR has come along way from its humble beginnings, and we want to you to […]

Dec 12th, 2013

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Thursday 12.12.13

CrossFitting While Pregnant: Yes or No? Pregnant moms doing Fran? Back-squatting? Snatching? To those people outside the CrossFit community, this sounds like reckless and selfish behavior, but to those moms who crossfit, its just any other day at the box. There has been some recent controversy surrounding exercise and pregnancy, as some recent news stories […]

Dec 11th, 2013

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Wednesday 12.11.13

What’s in Your Protein Bar? Protein bars have been gaining some momentum these past couple of years in order capitalize on people’s growing concern for health, but who are also on the go. Now don’t be fooled, some of your favorite bars touting phrases like “muscle-building” and “weight management” might actually be candy bars in […]

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