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Muscle-Up, Brooklyn

By: Reuben Pearlman CrossFit uses the term “gymnastics” not only to include the traditional competitive sport but all activities where the aim is body control. It is within this realm of activities that athletes can develop extraordinary…
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August 2015: Athlete Newsletter

WOD for the Road By: Jenessa Connor Vacations are great and work trips are unavoidable, but it’s tough to be away from the box for an extended period of time. We all worry about losing ground on lifts and missing our favorite benchmark…
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Athlete of the Month: Sam Dong

If you’ve ever used the “I don’t have time” excuse to get out of a WOD, please meet Sam Dong. A member of CrossFit 718 since November 2012, Sam holds down a demanding job as a high school Vice Principal, plays competitive dodgeball,…
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The Clean & Jerk

Personally, I was introduced to the benefits of barbell lifts early on. My strength and conditioning coach in high school drilled us in four basic lifts; the back squat, deadlift, bench press and the power clean. For my coach, and I imagine…
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Snatches

Snatches By: Reuben Pearlman CrossFit is chalk-full (pun intended) of unique terms for exercises: WOD, AMRAP, and EMOM, just to name a few. Many athletes entering a CrossFit box for the first time are also introduced to the names for common…
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July 2015: Athlete Newsletter

Pre and Post WOD Fueling By: Jenessa Conner Everyone’s nutritional needs are different, and “eating for performance” means one thing when you’re on The Zone, but something else when you’re eating Paleo. So, what should you be eating…
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June 2015: Athlete Newsletter

It looks simple, but rowing can be tedious, exhausting and even dangerous when it’s not done properly. Make sure you’re set up for safety and success every time you get behind the flywheel by avoiding these eight common rowing mistakes. 1.…
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May 2015: Athlete Newsletter

New Athletes: These First 60 Days are Crucial We all know that CrossFit’s not for everyone. But, if you survived the intro class and got through basics, chances are that you’ve been bitten by the bug. You’re liking that euphoric endorphin…