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COACH COOP’s COMMENTS – How to Jump Higher

SPEED!   There are a couple of things we need to know about speed. First and foremost nothing gets you better at speed besides speed. You can get as strong as you want but unless you train the appropriate movements for speed you will not get the results you want. This...

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Overtraining: A Word to the Dedicated

Too much of a good thing is still a bad thing. How many times have you heard that in your life? Well, darn if it isn’t true every single time. So, first and foremost let us define overtraining;             “Overtraining is the result of giving your body more work or...

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October Programming: What’s Coming this Fall?

Hello e-town family!  October is just around the corner, and we have a lot of exciting things coming up for this next month of programming.   For our strength pieces, we are introducing a new movement to our programming: the Zercher Squat!  In addition, some cool...

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Static Stretching

Hey guys, I’d like to go over stretching. In recent years I’ve heard a lot of people bashing static stretching. They say it is terrible and will not only decrease performance but also increase injury potential. Well, that’s true IF you do it at the wrong time! What is...

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Pull-Up Clinics: Thoughts and Moving Forward

Hey e-town Community! First I just want to thank everyone who came to the pull up clinic this past Sunday.  I had a blast teaching you guys some more in- depth progressions for achieving new levels of success in your gymnastics.  It was great to see concepts click for...

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September Programming: Things to Expect!

Hey e- town family.  This post will cover what we are trying to achieve come this month of September.  We as coaches always want you guys to understand the why of what we're doing, and the information here will help you prepare for what is coming in the near future!...

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Double Unders

Here are some key points to think about and practice in order to get your first double under.  However, this isn't going to magically happen overnight for you.  You need to PRACTICE! Body Position is the first thing to focus on! 1.  You need to remain vertical.  Body...

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There is no Growth in Comfort and no Comfort in Growth

Since your first day here at CrossFit e-town, we have been teaching you how to move properly and in a safe fashion.  Once you mastered that movement, we challenge you with speed, weight, a tougher movements! By adjusting this "load" we put you outside of your comfort...

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Take Action

This past weekend, Carrie, Adam, Alvin and I participated in the Two-Brain Business Summit at CrossFit Illumine.  This was a gathering of the best and brightest minds in the CrossFit industry where affiliates from Evanston (e-town) to the UK (CrossFit Themes) came...

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The Whole Life Challenge

Just for a minute consider something… Consider who you want to be on July 15th. If you were at the very top of your health and well-being, what would you feel like? What would your family members and friends say about you? How much energy would you have? So...

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Always Trying to Improve

Our goal is simple:  Provide you with the best hour of your day.  To do so, we continuously look for ways to improve. This includes improvement of our Team to equipment.  This includes amenities and course offerings.  Additionally, it includes our technology. Over the...

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How to Train Your Abs

With beach season and spring break right around the corner everyone is looking for the best way to find that elusive six pack before the sun starts shining and we get to spend our days soaking up that Vitamin D! Here is everything you need to know to get started: Eat...

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