The Open: Final Thoughts

It was a very successful 2013 Reebok CrossFit Open for CrossFit Kinnick. We had high hopes going into them as a gym as well as for each of our members individually. From the very first CrossFit Open I was a big believer in its ability to push athletes to heights they never imagined. M
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Coachability

As great as both Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant were/are, they never won anything without head coach Phil Jackson.  The truth is, more often than not, behind every great athlete you’ll also find a great coach.  Natural talent and ability, while also very important, will only tak
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Competitions: Why Everyone Should Compete

CrossFit is a sport.  With all of the numbers, scores, and comparisons floating around all of the time, CrossFit naturally lends itself to the idea of competition.  Whether you realize it or not, you are competing every day in the gym.  It may not be against your friends.  It may not
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Michelle Carrasco – “You Have To Want It”

“Hey… My name is Michelle Carrasco and I’m 21 years old. Since I can remember I’ve always been overweight: from elementary school to high school. My sophomore year in high school I made a change to be healthier and lose some weight. I managed to lose 40 pounds and I was comfortable. I
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The Air Squat: No Respect

THE LOWLY AIR SQUAT “I get no respect” isn’t just a popular quote from the late, great Rodney Dangerfield, but, I’d imagine, if the air squat could talk, it too would announce something eerily similar.  I see air squats performed in the gym every day, and, for
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