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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Remembering the fallen, one name at a time

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In Afghanistan, 2,176 service members have given their lives, according to Honor the Fallen

For those of you who haven’t seen the whiteboard right next to the pull-up bars near the main entrance, Team Trident has been doing push-ups for the fallen. It’s our way of remembering those who gave everything.

Ron White is a Fort Worth resident and former ...

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13.2 raffle winners – come get your swag!

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Hard works pays off.

If your name is Tracy Ocker, Reid Owen or Mark Espinoza – you should email us at staff@tridentcrossfitva.com and claim your prize. You’re our lucky winners of the 13.2 prize drawing.

Thanks again to everyone who came out for 13.2 last week and 13.3 today. As someone who is terrible at wall-balls, anyone who did today’s WOD is a champ.

Onward to 13.4!

 

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Raffle winners for 13.1 — come get your swag!

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Congrats guys!

Congrats guys!

The 13.1 raffle winners are – Eric Budd, Libby Garbis and Charles Carter! Shoot me an email and I will make arrangements to get you your prizes!!

Don’t forget in order to be entered into the raffle you must do the WOD and log at least 1 rep on the games site (or on the Trident Website)!

Way to go guys!

Sandy

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Trident Profiles: Cole Mike

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AKA Thor – Bad. Ass.

Name – Cole Mike AKA ‘Thor’

Age – 41

Profession – Consulting (Project Management)

Trident Start Date – 10/21/2011

What was it that brought you to Trident?
Initially I wanted only to do CrossFit in the triathlon off-season, however an acquaintance recommended Trident and it peaked my interest. I was looking for a high intensity cardio and strength training workout that ...

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Dr. Fontaine: Shoulder Pain

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For those of you with shoulder discomfort when you’re doing overhead or pushing/pulling movements, check out this video on shoulder pain capsulitis. Dr. Fontaine explains what is and an exercise to help ease the pain.

Remember, Dr. Fontaine is around Trident on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. You can also reach him at drmattfontaine@gmail.com.

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Bring your A-game this Thursday for 13.2

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Caitlin Parke stepping it up!

The box is the same, the coaches are the same and the athletes are the same; but this time it’s The Open WOD and suddenly the atmosphere has changed and the energy is different. If you have never been at Trident during an Open WOD come out on a Thursday and witness this awe-inspiring spectacle.  If you have not signed up for ...

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Scenes from Team Trident at the D.C. Food Bank

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Editor’s Note: This happened awhile back, but better late than never, right?

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“Led by Trident’s @[534006567:2048:Alfredo Winter], On Saturday, January 26th, a group of athletes and coaches from Trident CrossFit volunteered at the Capital Area Food Bank in DC. It was a fun way to come together as a group and give back to the DC Metro area. The ...

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“The Titans of Trident stood before the barbell…” — Pics of 13.1

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With a sore throat and a tear still in my eye, I’ve finally come down from the high to tell the tale of last nights 13.1 open wod at Trident.

Like the 300 odd Spartans led by Leonidas, defending the ‘Hot Gates’ in the battle of Thermopylae, the Titans of Trident stood before the barbell. An epic battle…

Gladiators battling not only burpees & the mighty barbell, but themselves. Reaching deeper inside than they ...

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