Archive for the ‘CrossFit’ Category

Deload Week

So this week is going to be “weird” for me. I’m upping my cardio and downing my heavy lifting. GASPPPP!  Don’t worry, I’m not going to stop CrossFit but I am going to change up my schedule and include 30 minute rowing or running sessions. Here’s my schedule this wee: Monday: CrossFit Tuesday: Rowing & Olympic Lifts [...]

Done with Grad School. No Big Deal…

Andria Kern Deadlift CrossFit

Happppppyyyyyy Monday morning loyal readers! How was your weekend? I hope it was fabulous.  Mine was… well less than fun but for a VERY good reason. I had to finish my FINAL grad school research paper.  50 pages on… well on this website  Thanks to you, I had Google Analytics to provide in my paper. [...]

CrossFit Makes You Better Than Yesterday

Andria Kern Better Than Yesterday

PR. Personal record.  They are the moments in CrossFit that we cherish.  They make the hard work worth it!  As you reflect on the past week, what did you accomplish? What did you do that surprised you?  Did you push yourself hard each and every day? What can you do to be better than yesterday? [...]

Average Week at my CrossFit Box

Here is today’s CrossFit WOD for all of you looking for a work out: Strength: Snatch Pulls/ Power Snatch 5×2 Snatch Pulls (10 mins) 5 X 2 Conditioned Athletes: Work up to 110% of 1RM Snatch Newer Athletes: Work on form and build to a 2 rep heavy http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/snatch-pull Power Snatch 10 min to build a [...]

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Mizzen and Main 4

Happy Wednesday! This past weekend was amazing! The photo shoot for Mizzen + Main was incredible. Here are some photos from the shoot! By the way, it’s really hard to NOT work out when you are accustomed to doing it nearly every day of your life.  Wow!  But tomorrow is going to be my first [...]

Adrenal Fatigue: Learning to Relax

Happy monday morning! Guess what? I can’t CrossFit for a whole MONTH! I’ve put my body into overdrive these past two years and haven’t done a proper deload week at all.  So, now I live with the consequences of adrenal fatigue. Straight from Diane Sanfilippo, who has suffered from adrenal fatigue as well: “Contributors to [...]

The Female Athlete Triad

Female Athlete Triad

Recently, this topic has hit me hard as I witness many women in the CrossFit community suffering from variations of Female Athlete Syndrome.  For those that don’t know, the Female Athlete Triad consist of the following: Low Energy Availability: This is often cause from changes in diet.  In the CrossFit community, we prescribe “real food” [...]

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Mobility:  Shoulder and hip mobility Skill Practice Warm Up:  None (extra mobility) Workout:  Snatch Advanced/Intermediate*: squat snatch 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 (seven singles with increasing weight) Novice: hang power snatch + overhead squat Metabolic Conditioning Workout:   “Chain Gang Shuffle” – As many REPS as possible in 7 minutes. 1 single [...]

Black Friday: CrossFit Style

Andria Overlooking Canyon in Yosemite

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you are well aware that today is the ominous “black friday.”  Thousands of people are lined up outside in hopes of scoring the ultimate deals.  Is this what the holiday season has come to?  Christmas decorations put up in October, Thanksgiving dinner being pushed to lunch so people [...]

Race Day Domination

Andria Night Ops Challenge

Last week at Hyperwear, Inc., I hosted a twitter party focused around Obstacle Course training. As a competitive CrossFit athlete, my idea of fitness stems from functional movements coupled with a constantly varied regime. I love challenging myself daily in the gym and find great pride is accomplishing goals I set for myself.  Nothing is [...]

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