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Strong Leaves Weather the Storm

Last week we all felt the effects of Tropical Storm Zeta. We either were awakened in the middle of the night from heavy winds, woke up to trees down near our home, or some people even lost power for several hours. But the next morning when I went outside my house and saw all of

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Let Loose Of The Halloween Candy

We all have things we are proud of in our life. Whether it’s some kind of achievement, promotion, or recognition. I once did the CrossFit workout ‘Grace’, which is 30 clean and jerks with 135 pounds, in 1:24. That’s a pretty legit time. I’ve also eaten a 10-ounce bag of Reece’s Pieces in one sitting.

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At The End Of A Season It’s Time To Re-Evaluate

The Atlanta Braves are out of the Major League Baseball playoffs after falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series on Sunday. It was a great season for the Braves despite everything that went on this year. From the season being delayed to playing just 65 regular season games. The Braves

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Don’t chase the post-workout feeling

If you have been CrossFitting for a while, you’ve probably had this happened to you. You just completed a workout and you fall to the ground as time expires. You are breathing really hard and you can feel your heart in your chest-thumping up and down. You’re drenched in sweat and your arms and legs

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The Benefits of Olympic Weightlifting

There is never any absolute way of doing things in the fitness industry, specifically in exercise selection. However, there are certain exercises that pack more of a punch and accomplish a lot of things in one movement. The Olympic lifts are some of those movements. They teach us about coordination, balance, stability, and they cover

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Don’t go alone

Three good cyclists will always beat one great cyclist to the top of the hill. Going up that hill alone is harder. The whole way you have the wind in your face pushing you back. You have no time to rest. The only thing you can rely on is your legs and they’re starting to

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Has a kettlebell changed your life?

I know it sounds kind of odd, but has a kettlebell changed your life? Has a rower made you a better person? Did a barbell make you go to the gym? The answer to all three questions is probably the same — No. No, a kettlebell didn’t change your life and a rower didn’t make

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Going from inactive to active is tough

When you grow up playing sports, specifically football, working out is just part of your daily routine. Once football was over in college, I moved on to running, and then I found CrossFit. I’ve been able to stay active nearly my entire life. That’s what has made the last five months so incredibly hard. From

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Some good that came from COVID

This year has been interesting, to say the least. The COVID pandemic has brought many challenges to each of us, including businesses. Nearly every business has had to change something about how they operate and No Excuses CrossFit is no exception. But those changes can be good and for the better. The last six months

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5 observations from the USA Weightlifting training camp

No Excuses CrossFit hosted USA Weightlifting’s Elite Athlete Training Camp last week. I got to spend a lot of time with the athletes and coaches during the four-day camp. Here’s some of my observations.  1. They do the same drills we do The weightlifters didn’t really do anything I haven’t seen us do in CrossFit

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USA Weightlifting training camp: ‘I thought the vibe was amazing’

You could feel the excitement, and at some points the tension, during Day 3 of the USA Weightlifting Elite Athlete Training Camp at No Excuses CrossFit.  After taking the last two days easy, the weightlifters had some big lifts on Friday.  “Great day today. We had a lot of big lifts,” said Mike Gattone, the

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USAW training camp receives national attention 

The second day of the USA Weightlifting Elite Athlete Training Camp at No Excuses CrossFit brought national coverage. Atlanta-based American news station CNN brought a crew to cover the athletes while they lifted and performed post-workout interviews.  “I think they liked that a lot. CNN is a big coverage for us, I think,” said Mike

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What to Eat Before a Competition?

First thing what NOT to do is avoid eating! Food is your friend, especially when it comes to competition prep. Follow these simple tips! Fueling up the night before your competition is a great way to increase energy stores that you will utilize the next day. During this meal you want to load up on high

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