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718’s Tips for Fighting the Battle of the Bulge

By: Reuben Pearlman  The holidays are about family, friends, and, obviously, food. Not too surprisingly, the average American gains 5 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years. This belt-busting month is filled with family get-togethers,…

Happy 6th Anniversary to Us!

SIX YEARS! That’s approximately 2,190 WODs held in three different locations (four, if you count our early days in Prospect Park) for hundreds of CrossFitters. We’ve planned dozens of events and raised thousands of dollars for Cancer treatment…

Achieving Longevity

By Reuben Pearlman Longevity literally means a long life. As it applies to fitness and CrossFit specifically, we use it to describe performance of functional fitness over a long period of time. At CrossFit 718, focusing on longevity is about…
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Athlete of the Month: November 2016

Amita Bhandari By: Jenessa Connor  Amita is walking proof of CrossFit’s “functional fitness” and real world application. After joining the 718 community two and half years ago, Amita began feeling more capable and confident in everyday…
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Periodization: What is it, and why does it matter?

By Reuben Pearlman   Periodization is defined as the “long-term cyclic structuring of training and practice to maximize performance to coincide with important competitions.” Simply, it is the program design strategy that governs…
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You’ve Got Goals

 but Are They S.M.A.R.T.? By: Jenessa Connor You’ve probably been thinking about goals since the day you started CrossFit. Per your basics instructor’s suggestion, you might even have a page or two in your WOD journal dedicated to…
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Training the Energy Systems

By: Jenessa Connor Ask most CrossFit athletes what they like about CrossFit, and you’re guaranteed to hear something about the variety an average WOD delivers – only when the clock strikes 8 p.m. and Wodify updates do you know if the…
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Programming Changes at CrossFit 718

By: Reuben Pearlman There has been a major change happening at CrossFit 718 – and you may be unaware of it. No, it doesn’t have to do with new equipment, or our new doors and awnings. This change is much sneakier, and it has a much deeper…
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Rate of Perceived Exertion

By: Reuben Pearlman Have you noticed a new acronym floating around the box lately? “RPE,” which stands for “rate of perceived exertion,” has been popping up in our programing somewhat regularly as of late. And no, this isn’t one…

6 Reasons to GET PUMPED for the Beat the Streets Throwdown

By: Jenessa Connor Thirty days from now the post-Games excitement will have cooled down, but CrossFit 718 will be just getting warmed up! The Beat the Streets Throwdown and Block Party is shaping up to be both a serious competition and fun…
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The Benefits of Jumping Rope

By: Reuben Pearlman If you were unable to attend our last double under workshop, you’re in luck! Crossfit 718 is hosting another workshop on June 26, 2016.   If you did attend our last one, then you know how valuable the time…

Shirts vs. Skins

By: Jenessa Connor  Where do you stand on the great Shirts vs. Skins debate? Does a sweaty shirt slow you down? Or is it a vital layer of protection against barbell hickeys and gym floor grit? Are your pit stains badges of honor? Or do you…

718 Strength

You asked and we listened.... Our once popular Strength class is starting up NEXT week. We are running a strength class every Monday Wednesday and Friday at 7am & 7pm. Looking to get shredded, looking to tone up or bring up those numbers,…
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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…