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Coach's Corner

Chasing the goal. by Jeff Edwards CSCS, USAW National Coach

Chasing the goal. by Jeff Edwards CSCS, USAW National Coach November 4, 2015

There’s a secret to faster performance improvement that nobody is trying to sell you. It’s not in any supplement, and no shoes have it either. It’s critical to all improvement in the gym or in competition but it’s not something anyone can hand you. So what's the secret? Desire. It sounds like a silly obvious answer, but the secret is those who really make consistent improvement aren’t ju

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Fitness ADD -By Jeff Edwards CSCS, USAW National Coach

Fitness ADD -By Jeff Edwards CSCS, USAW National Coach August 25, 2015

From time to time I have a conversation with a member curious about why we do things the way we do. I love these questions as they give me a chance to talk about what I love and help improve someone’s understanding of training. Inevitably after these conversations I see that member start making bigger improvements in their abilities and performance. With understanding comes proficiency. The p

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Be Open to a New Way of Thinking – By Jeff Edwards

Be Open to a New Way of Thinking – By Jeff Edwards May 7, 2015

Please take a minute to read this great article written by Head Coach, Jeff Edwards. It’s extremely heart felt and made a big impact on me when I read it last night. We’re lucky to have such a great coach! “You can’t improve something if you cannot measure it. This is one of the important reasons performance based training is so effective vs other methods of exercise. Performance based

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The Importance of Keeping a Journal

The Importance of Keeping a Journal March 1, 2015

What's this "journal" thing all about? You see people come to class, grab their journals, and immediately go to the whiteboard and start writing things down. Why? It's important and helps you make progress! Why do we require members keep a journal? Keeping a journal accelerates the learning process. When you start a new workout program, it requires learning new skills, movements, meaning of

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Supplements for Performance and Weight Loss – By Jeff Edwards, CSCS, USAW National Coach

Supplements for Performance and Weight Loss – By Jeff Edwards, CSCS, USAW National Coach February 3, 2015

Supplements are helpful tools to get the results you want from training. For those looking to lose weight and maintain a healthy active lifestyle there are a few supplements which should be in your training bag. Performance based training is a rigorous endeavor. The most important factors for maximizing performance benefits from training are adequate food intake and rest. After you have those two

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Weightlifting Fundamentals – By Jeff Edwards

Weightlifting Fundamentals – By Jeff Edwards December 1, 2014

Here’s a little December stocking stuffer for you to play with the whole year(s) ahead! For many the Olympic lifts can be a bit overwhelming, very much like the holidays. Despite your best efforts for peace and togetherness, chaos seems to win out. Fear not gentle snowflake, those scary lifts can be tamed! Sorry I’m no help on the holiday chaos. You find that secret, booze is not a sec

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The Setting of Intentions – By Katie Riggs

The Setting of Intentions – By Katie Riggs November 3, 2014

                    For those of you that don’t know me that well I am more than a CrossFit enthusiast and coach at CFBR. I pretty much enjoy any sport or activity known to man including running and yoga to name a few. Tonight while at yoga I set my intention for practice to let go of something negative in my lif

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CFBR, Training and Pregnancy – From Janna

CFBR, Training and Pregnancy – From Janna August 12, 2014

Janna has been a member with us a little over a year. She wrote us the nicest email and we wanted to share it with you!   "I can't tell you how much I appreciate Crossfit Broad Ripple.  Crossfit helped me tremendously during my pregnancy and helped me get through the 28 hours of labor.  When I told people I was doing Crossfit while I was pregnant a lot of people looked at me like I wa

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Static Holds for Increased Strength and Stability -Cole Gruber

Static Holds for Increased Strength and Stability -Cole Gruber June 1, 2014

Static Holds for Increased Strength and Stability By: Cole Gruber                 Most of our time at the gym is spent trying to do more reps, move faster, or lift more weight.  Moving more weight or doing more reps is how we measure improvements in strength.  However, the argument could be made that your strength

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Starting and sticking to it

Starting and sticking to it April 29, 2014

"Starting and Sticking to it" We've all been there. We all started somewhere. That first day, week, month, or even year at the gym can be intimidating. But don't fret! It gets better! Here are a few tips to remember as you're starting your crossfit experience: You're competing against yourself. It's your workout. Don't worry about what others are doing. Go at your own pace. Get the proper f

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