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5 Signs You Could Be Overtraining

By Jenessa Connor This article was originally published on TheBoxMag.com and appears with their permission.  Yesterday’s WOD felt more brutal than usual, and you’re still exhausted today. Are you overtraining? Probably not. “It’s…
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Running for CrossFit Athletes

By: Reuben Pearlman Athletes who have been with CrossFit 718 for some time know what’s coming as the weather turns warmer. For those of you that are new athletes, you may be in for a surprise. Warm weather means one thing around here: more…
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Got 10 Minutes? Get a Muscle-Up.

By: Jenessa Connor We all know that more complicated skills and gymnastic movements take a little extra work. In other words, if you only practice muscle-ups on the days they’re programmed, you probably won’t become very proficient…

Building the 718 Community

By: Reuben Pearlman You’ve all heard it before. To outsiders, Crossfit is viewed as a “cult.” The thing is, Crossfit is more than simply an exercise routine. What makes Crossfit unique transcends coaches and programming. Crossfit, centered…
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Mobilizing for the Open

By: Jenessa Connor  With the Open less than a month away, things are getting a little serious around the box. We’re all paying a bit more attention to movement standards and confronting our GOATs head-on. We’re taking the time to fine-tune…

Enforcing the Standards in a CrossFit Competition

By: Reuben Pearlman Looking forward to Competition Season? Coach Tammy is putting together a FREE judging workshop on Saturday, February 20th at 2:00pm, just in time for the Open! The intent of the workshop is to set expectations for judging…
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The Power Snatch

By: Reuben Pearlman There are few things that CrossFitters get as excited about as hitting a PR on their snatch. As strength legend Bill Starr explains, “The full snatch is one of the most complicated movements in all of sports. An athlete…

How to Survive a Wellness Challenge

By: Jenessa Connor Today is day one of the 718 Wellness Challenge, and we’re all feeling pretty motivated to kick some ass. Not to be a downer, but it’s easy to feel superhuman on the first day of anything. You’re in the honeymoon…
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Double Unders: A How-To

By: Reuben Pearlman A Double Under (or “DU” in CrossFit circles) is performed with a jump rope, with the rope swinging twice under your feet for each jump. That’s a deceptively simple explanation, so I offer you this definition from…

Eating on The Wellness Challenge

For our upcoming wellness challenge, we’ve chosen to use Paleo/Zone dietary guidelines. So, what does that mean? When it comes to eating Paleo, you have three options: Primal, Normal Paleo and Strict Paleo. In general, each of these diets…

progress & growth

In an effort to continually grow and improve CrossFit 718, Israel and I have recently made some changes and additions to the box and our programming. In case you missed it, here’s what’s new.  Leaderboards. They’re up! We’re displaying…

WOD Tracking

Brush Your Teeth. Wash Your Hands. Track Your WODs. By: Jenessa Connor Regular WOD tracking is nonnegotiable. If you’re not recording the details of your work at the box, you’re ignoring one of the key components of CrossFit and getting…

Thank You for Fighting

Israel and I would like to thank everyone for helping with the Fight for 718. We were able to meet our goal. There was so mcc great food at the potluck, but I think next time we are gonna have to go paleo.. LOL Check out these great photos…

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…

Recap: The Summer Games Throwdown

Our first ever Summer Games Throwdown and Block Party was a huge success! We hosted teams from neighboring boxes including CrossFit South Brooklyn, CrossFit Coney Island, CrossFit Merrick, Fiternity and Port Crossfit. Depending on their division,…
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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…