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  • DELOAD, TEST, NEW FOCUS

    With the Open behind us this week provides a great opportunity to back off. While you’re always improving in some areas, progress does plateau eventually. Deload weeks are what we use to negate those plateaus. An opportunity to rest the mind and body before progress begins to diminish, and...

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  • LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE WINNERS

    With all the fuss about the Open and the public holiday disruptions, the February Lifestyle Challenge ended without enough attention. To the challengers, we’re sorry about that. You challenge leaderboard is below. These were the participants who scored best across the board – nutrition, training, stretching, activity outside of the...

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  • MEMBER PROFILE: STACEY LAWRENCE

    WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A JOB? I am a Project Coordinator and Regulator Administrator for The Aurum Institute – NPO that conducts Clinical Trials. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TRAINING AT CFJ?  Aside from my inconsistency, since 2013 – just before CFJ was moved to the current premises....

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  • THE BODYWEIGHT CONUNDRUM

    We’re often asked about why, in general, CrossFit workouts and competitions don’t have categories or movements that are relative to bodyweight. I typically have the same answer every time. Consider a firefighter weighing in at 70kg. He/she is part of the team responding to a house fire and finds...

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  • THRUSTERS: DELAY THE PRESS

    Timing is important in all movements, but especially so in movements that are performed in a wave of activity from the hips and legs to the upper body. Just like the thruster! A common error in the thruster is initiating the press before the hips and legs extend. Remember,...

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