Barefoot Running

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The modern running shoe was invented in the 1970s. Do cushioned running shoes help us or are the shoes creating more injuries?

A deeper shift

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“For this commitment to happen, a deeper shift in how you view training has to occur. Those who have got there no longer see true weaknesses as painful, necessary evils that must be endured for a while. They find comfort within them. They view them as opportunity. Getting to this place is easier said than done. It comes from focusing … Read More

Fight Gone Bad

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“Until we lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.” -Henry Miller In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. We used the 3 round version. The stations are: Wall-ball: 20 pound ball, 10 ft target. (Reps) Sumo deadlift high-pull: … Read More

The Whiteboard

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“Failure is good – without it we would be lazy and wouldn’t motivate ourselves to change. Look at failure as an opportunity to improve. Do we sometimes fail because we are too greedy? Do we want more than we are currently able to have? Stay tough. Don’t allow greed to undermine the manifestation of our capacity, which is the product … Read More

A gear intensive workout

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci This morning as we were unloading the equipment for the workout of the day, I commented on how gear intensive today’s workout was. Christian pointed out that it wasn’t much gear at all. It’s one of the beauties of CrossFit. The workouts are not about the equipment. They are about the degree … Read More

Athlete Profile: Christian

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Name Christian Where are you from originally? Texas What kind of training were you doing before CrossFit Canmore? Training? How do you explain CrossFit to others? Workouts that use complementary muscles and parts of your body to create overall strength and power. I think of CrossFit workouts as the type of exercise that a caveman would get in his ever … Read More