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How to give your injury a swift kick in the pants

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This post is from Trident athlete Kristina Thomas. It’s from her personal blog, Dawn Points. Don’t be a tough guy/gal if you’re injured!

**NOTE 1: FOR NON-DEBILITATING INJURIES ONLY**

**NOTE 2: I am not a medical professional**

So, you’ve been injured.

You’ve been sentenced to the dull realm of not-making-progress-toward-your-mission-of-combining-the-strength-of-a-grizzly-and-the-suppleness-of-a-leopard-into-one-super-human-that-happens-to-have-your-face, also known as not-CrossFitting.

To avoid spending listless afternoons in crushing un-productivity and poopy self-pity, read on. Take it from someone with 20/20 hindsight.

Step 0. ADMIT that you have an injury.

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Cheering on every athlete from the first rep to the last

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This blog post was originally posted by Trident athlete Ericka Andersen on her site sweetlifeericka.com. She’ll be attending the upcoming CrossFit games and blogging about her experience.

Yours truly — I’m getting muscle finally!

A few weeks ago at the Crossfit Games regionalsI caught myself almost tearing up. What?! I was watching people dart up ropes, grunt and lift and sweat and curse. I was ...

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We’re closed July 4th, go enjoy the day off!

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‘Murica.

Just a reminder that Trident will be closed on July 4th. We hope everyone has a safe holiday and we’ll see you on Friday.

-Chriss & Andrea

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How to Achieve Long-Term “Success” in CrossFit

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This post is from Trident athlete Caitlin Parke. You can read more about her at her blog, Crossroads of the Heart.

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The author setting a new record for herself on the snatch during the The Open earlier this year.

Upon joining a CrossFit gym, new members quickly realize that something different is going on here.  Beyond learning foreign fitness movements and namesakes like WOD, Pukie the ...

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CrossFit Regionals: Mid-Atlantic Style

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This blogpost was originally posted by Trident athlete Ericka Andersen on her site sweetlifeericka.com.

So it was a packed weekend for me. I came home from NYC on Saturday and then got to go to the Crossfit Mid-Atlantic Regionals on Sunday!

I met first place finisher Christie Phillips at Reebok Headquarters last year. She is very sweet!

Chriss and Andrea — the owners of my ...

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From Hating to Loving My Arms

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This blogpost was originally posted by Trident athlete Ericka Andersen on her site sweetlifeericka.com.

Deadlifts? No problem.

When I was 16, something happened to me that scarred my brain for a long time. I remember it so clearly, sitting at a friends house upstairs listening to music, just hanging out — and one of the guys said to me — “You have big arms for a girl.”

Ryan ...

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The Night of the Low Row – 8 hours of power

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Photo taken by DJ/Mathematician Travis Dolan

Photo taken by DJ/Mathematician Travis Dolan

For those who have not heard, a group of 100 rowers in teams of four decided it’d be “fun” to row from Midnight to 8 a.m. for a very good cause this past Friday/Saturday. Together, the rowers hit 2,666,567 meters and as Dave Farag pointed out on Facebook, that’s similar to rowing from Trident to Colorado Spring, Colo.

The ...

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Reaching for the top and finding support at the bottom

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It’s a long way to the top, but you can do it.

This post is from Trident athlete Kristina Thomas. It’s from her personal blog, Dawn Points, and was originally posted in January. We wanted to share it with the Trident community to let you know that there’s so much support at 2504 Oakville St., it’s ridiculous.

Today, I climbed a rope. At the top, I cried.

I have ...

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And the final Open raffle winners are…

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Congrats to the last 7 raffle winners!

If your name is Jeb Harter, Knute Adcock, Kenneth Herbert, Kelly Bartek, Dannielle Andrews, Peter Prizio or Janna Marks – please email staff@tridentcrossfitva.com to find out what you won!

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The CrossFit Comparison Game

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This blogpost was originally posted by Trident athlete Ericka Andersen on her site sweetlifeericka.com

Workout of the Day at Trident (You can see me, nose to the ground, behind the #30 box)

Been loving my crossfit workouts the past two weeks. Could it be because they have included lots of running? Probably.

Lots of shoulder work, rounds and reps of moves I really enjoy like push ...

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 4 minutes of:

15 Thrusters (100/65 lbs)

15 Chest-to-bar Pull-ups

If 90 reps (3 rounds) are completed in under 4 minutes, time extends to 8 minutes.

If 180 reps (6 rounds) are completed in under 8 minutes, time extends to 12 minutes.

If 270 reps (9 rounds) are completed in under 12 minutes, time extends to 16 minutes. Etc.

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Should we be stretching before working out?

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You should always warm up, but how much should you stretch?

Check out this article from The New York Times:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/reasons-not-to-stretch/

As someone who was taught to stretch all his life before starting to exercise or play a sport, this was a strange read.

What do you think? Should you not stretch to better your performance? Have you ever noticed a difference in a WOD with or without ...

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13.4 was a jerk, but Team Trident persevered

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One victory at a time.

To those who got 95 or 135 lbs over your head for the first time or touched your toes to the bar for the first time… BOOM!!! Now you have to do it every time we have it programmed into a WOD! We knew you had it in you, so huge high fives!! You know who you are and so do we, no ...

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Are you a Tough Mudder?

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UPDATED: Due to a scheduling conflict, we may change dates. We’ll let you know once we know for sure

Do you like mud? Do you like having fun? Do you like getting shocked with more voltage than you probably should?

If you said yes to all these question, join Team Trident for this year’s Tough Mudder race.

Email us at staff@tridentcrossfitva.com if you have any other questions.

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13.3 raffle winners – come get your swag!

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Paging Patricia Gibson, Adam Hudson and Pauline Khamo – please pick up your swag at Trident for battling through 13.3!

Sorry for not posting this sooner, but we wanted to make sure the winners knew they won. Send us an email at staff@tridentcrossfitva.com to claim your prizes.

We’ll have the 13.4 raffle winners posted shortly.

Keep up the hard work Team Trident.

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