Posts Tagged 'Ericka Andersen'

How CrossFit Made Me a Stronger Runner

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

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I’ve heard criticism from serious runners about using CrossFit to train or become stronger. But I’m not really a “serious” runner. That being said, CrossFit has really helped me become a better runner and here’s why.

Why Cutting Back Helped

I didn’t plan on this but ...

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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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DC SuperFit at Trident CrossFit!

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

This weekend I had the chance to volunteer at DC SuperFit — a competition hosted at my own box, Trident CrossFit. I was excited to volunteer and be a part of the competition even though I wouldn’t actually be competing myself.

I arrived ...

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You Don’t Have To Be Hardcore To Do CrossFit

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This blog post was originally posted by Trident athlete Ericka Andersen on MizFitOnline.com as a guest post.

Rocking the Trident shirt and overheads squats.

Most of the time, when I tell people I do CrossFit (that’s kind of a lot with me!), people respond with curiosity, surprise and actually — a level of respect I never expected.

I’m automatically ...

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Learning about NASCAR Pit Crews from Christmas Abbott

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This blog post was originally posted by Trident athlete Ericka Andersen on her site sweetlifeericka.com. She got back a few days ago and she’s still TIRE-D.

Me shaking hands with Christmas pre-workout

Ericka’s other Games posts: 

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Crossfit Clinic: Pose Running & Better Rowing

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This blog post was originally posted by Trident athlete Ericka Andersen on her site sweetlifeericka.com. She’s always on the run.

My pose running partner & I (pink power!)

Two weekends ago I had the awesome experience of attending a Crossfit running and rowing workshop at Trident Crossfit.

I was pretty excited when I saw it was being offered because ...

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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 ...

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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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