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CrossFit: You Really Love It, Don’t You?

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Originally written by Trident athlete Ericka Andersen on her blog The Sweet Life.

Back in action!

People say to me sometimes, “Man, you really like CrossFit, don’t you?” If you are asking me that question, it’s obviously true. But what is it about CrossFit that’s so lovable?

I’ve always enjoyed being active — and running ...

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CrossFit at 9 Months Pregnant

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Originally written by Trident athlete Ericka Andersen on her blog The Sweet Life.

Trident members Kelly Shannon and Haofeng Xu.

CrossFit has received a lot of criticism lately and well, you know how I feel about some of that. But what about doing CrossFit (or weight lifting) while pregnant — not ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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New Boot(y) Camp Program Starting This Summer!!

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Perfect 10: Bootcamp’s Summer Program Kicks off on June 18

Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. Just in time for swimsuit season, Bootcamp By Trident is proud to announce its newest program, Perfect 10 that is kicking off on June 18!

Designed especially for ladies, we’ll be getting to work, booty camp style for 10 weeks, at 10am on ...

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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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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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Run with Trident: The GW Parkway 10-miler

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Hey Trident!

I’ve created a team for GW Parkway 10 miler on April 21!

Team Name:  Trident CF

Captain:  Emily Porterfield

We are in the “Open Mixed” category.

Please let me know if you have any questions. We want Trident to be well-represented.

Emily

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Working on your mobility outside the box

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Hey CrossFitters,

This is my first attempt at writing a blog so bear with me. I have been doing CrossFit for almost four years now and as one of the more seasoned CrossFitters, I say seasoned because no one likes to be called old, I have learned two things. First, I love doing CrossFit! I look forward to every WOD and the physical benefits I have gained over the past 3+ years. Second, as a seasoned CrossFitter ...

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Boot Camp Paleo Challenge Starts Wednesday!!!

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Alright booty campers, it’s about that time to dial in on nutrition! I know many of you have been anxiously anticipating the details and criteria for the upcoming Paleo challenge, so here it is!

I realize that Paleo eating, despite being a trendy buzz in the fitness and Crossfit community, still may be a complete mystery to a lot of you, so before I go into ...

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Dr Fontaine: How to use a foam roller

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Everyone knows that after an exhausting WOD, the one thing you (should/sometimes/kinda) look forward to it using a foam roller to help those aching muscles feel better later on.

Here’s a great video from Trident’s Dr. Matt Fontaine on how best to use the roller after a work out. You’ll recognize some of the movements, but there a few we don’t normally see that could be ...

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The Cornerstones of Health: Sleep

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Hey CrossFitters….

This is the first of several articles in our Cornerstones of Health series whose purpose is to educate, stimulate, and motivate.  This information is a compilation of data from many reputable healthcare sites, books, classes, and my personal clinical experience….so, read on.

Leave a comment if you ...

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