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Coach's Corner

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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For the Fun of it

For the Fun of it March 3, 2014

Everytime Open season comes around it feels like an electric current running through the gym. The hair on your neck stands up, your heart races, and there's a palpable buzz of anticipation. There are cheers of excitement, cries of frustration, mental barriers are broken, new depths of the pain cave are explored, and more often than not there are surprise performances that athletes didn't know they

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Why We Cycle (Not Bicycles)

Why We Cycle (Not Bicycles) October 21, 2013

I've been asked recently to post my thoughts on the various cycles and aspects of our program to give a little more insight into the how's and why's, so here we go. The best place to start would be why do we use cycles. I've heard, "Why do I have to cycle? I'm not training for the games." Easy answer is because a solid training program shouldn't only be used by competitive level athletes. To use

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"The Problem With How You Talk About Fitness"

"The Problem With How You Talk About Fitness" August 19, 2013

The Problem With How You Talk About Fitness An article written by Brad King, one of our beloved members!   My wife and I have been going to CrossFit Broad Ripple for 15 months. In that time it’s fair to say that our bodies have changed dramatically. This transition from 162-pound skinny runner to 190-pound athlete has been a bit easier for me than it has been for my ballet danci

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Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom November 17, 2011

I'm often impressed with our members. I've never met a more fun group of dedicated people who are passionate about improving themselves and helping others. Today I received an email in respose to an article I wrote for our competitors which I felt needed to be shared. Thanks Tom! "Good morning fellow competitors!   I hope I'm not speaking out of turn here, but I wanted to piggyback

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