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See You Soon Pig Pen

The 2013 summer CrossFit season is upon us. This means a few things – competitions, fun events at Raleigh CrossFit and some really hot training. We also wanted to let you know that Coach Cliff has been accepted as an intern with Europa, a national distributor of sports supplements. He is participating in this opportunity […]

Get that Stride Going

Raleigh CrossFit Update:   2012 CrossFit Games Open  The CrossFit Games Open is underway.  We had some very strong performances in WOD 12.1.  The top men’s score out of Raleigh CrossFit came from Ben Bizzell with 132 burpees in the 7 min. AMRAP, while Mollie MacDonald posted the top women’s score at 107 reps.  Bizzell’s […]

Having Fun Yet?

“I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can’t trust em.” ~ Jim Valvano   Come on, you know you wanna smile, or at least smirk […]

Did You Know?

Throughout my research and coach training in fitness, sports, exercise, endurance training, strength training, nutrition and much more, I have come across various tidbits of knowledge that either sparks further research, a shake of my head or a little “hmph, I had no idea.” thought.   Here are just a few to spark your own […]

Does Iron Freak You Out?

“The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred […]

Depurpose of the Deload

We’ve spent the last few weeks learning how to lift the basic movements: back squat, strict press and deadlift, as well as spending some quality time on the floor press for some solid shoulder and chest work.  As we enter the final week of the first of four cycles, you should reflect back on the […]

Failure … Bring IT On.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who […]