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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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Is Sleep Affecting Your Weight?

Did you know that sleep affects your metabolism AND ability to lose weight? Sleep allows our bodies to recover from stressors such as work, working out, emotional stress, and so much more. Starting your day without enough recovery encourages a cycle of high-stress levels and bad behaviors, keeping you in a negative frame of mind

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Spirit of the Games CrossFit Open 14.2: Jami Poore

Each year at the CrossFit Games, they honor someone with the Spirit of the Games award. This honor goes to the ‘athlete who embodies the spirit of the sport.’ Each week during the 2014 CrossFit Open, No Excuses CrossFit will recognize a member it feels represented the Spirit of the Games. This week’s honor goes

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Spirit of the Games CrossFit Open 14.1

Each year at the CrossFit Games, they honor someone with the Spirit of the Games award. This honor goes to the ‘athlete who embodies the spirit of the sport.’ Each week during the 2014 CrossFit Open, No Excuses CrossFit will recognize a member or members it feels represented the Spirit of the Games. This week’s

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