Plateaus and Things You Should Know

Plateaus and Things You Should Know

Most of us at some point in our fitness journeys have hit a plateau, and if you have not yet… you will! This could be a plateau in weight loss, strength gain, performance goals, a certain way you feel, or any other type of stagnation in your fitness.  First, plateaus are normal and going to ...

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You May Not Need More Volume

You May Not Need More Volume

“Intensity is the independent variable most commonly associated with maximizing the rate of return on favorable adaptations to exercise”. Intensity is a staple of CrossFit as a training methodology, which is something that get’s lost quite often and rinsed over with volume. The issue with this is more volume doesn’t always mean better, there’s a ...

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Eat For Optimum Health MOST of the Time

Eat For Optimum Health MOST of the Time

What do members of CrossFit Angola do differently than everyone else? There are some common threads that all members here should share. The first one being… EATING FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH MOST OF THE TIME That means you should take an honest look at what you’re eating and drinking, and decide whether or not you’re eating ...

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Do less, but better

Do less, but better

Written by: Coach Seth If you would like to improve your performance, my advice to you would be to do less, but better…not more! I see this happen a lot: Someone is brand new to the gym and they make huge gains in performance extremely fast! Then that starts to slow down and they instantly ...

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How Much Ya Bench?

How Much Ya Bench?

Written by: Coach Ken From the time I was 14 years old up to the time I started CrossFit at 26, the Bench Press was considered the holy grail of strength movements. You were only as strong as your bench press. That spanned from the High School football team in Orland Park, Illinois to the ...

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Intensity VS Volume

Intensity VS Volume

Written by: Seth Fifer I have recently had the conversation with many people about adding in more workouts vs increasing the intensity of your workouts, and which one will get more results! There becomes a point in time where I have seen people wanting more results and start to wonder if they should add in ...

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5 Life Lessons that CrossFit Has Taught Me

5 Life Lessons that CrossFit Has Taught Me

Written by: Coach James Those that have been doing this thing with us for some time now may have noticed that there is more to what we do in the gym than the physical demand. The mental aspect to training is just as great. It provides a release, but it also teaches us things about ...

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Are You Warming Up?

Are You Warming Up?

Written by: Ken Dominique The general warmup usually takes around 10 minutes. That’s about 17% of the one hour class. If utilized correctly, it can be incredibly beneficial.   Here’s a few different ways to use the warmup:    Put your body through the ranges of motion you’ll need for the workout   The warmup ...

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Fitness In a 100 Words

Fitness In a 100 Words

We are going to take it back to the early days of CrossFit and break down an article presented by Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit. This article is called “Fitness in 100 Words” and goes like this:   “Eat meat & vegetables, nuts & seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake ...

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The Benefits of Resistance Training

The Benefits of Resistance Training

By: James Purkey  In the world of exercise there are several different methods and modalities that are emphasized and utilized when we work out. There are movements that focus on flexibility, mobility, endurance, power, skill, and so much more. A big one that should be found in your workout regimen is some type of strength ...

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