Lesson from my trip to NYC…

Lesson from my trip to NYC…

New York City is crazy! The TALL buildings, LOUD noises (and people) the AMOUNT of places to see and food to enjoy is darn near infinite when you only have a few days.

It took my a day or two to get settled… And when I didn’t know what to do or where to go, NYC felt overwhelming, confusing and made me feel apathetic. I decided to do something so simple that ended up being a game-changer. I went to the information dude at the hotel (i.e. NYC Coach). After speaking with my ‘NYC Coach’ he gave me options I […] Read more

Goals, Goals, Goals, !!!!

Goals, Goals, Goals, !!!!

Here is a great post for the 5 great ways to reach your goals successfully and efficiently.

Have a game plan. This is a big one. Everyone can set goals, not everyone can attain them. Make a game plan for your road to success. If you know you want to achieve a healthier lifestyle, create a game plan or a system that will allow you to be successful (like whole 30, or whole life challenge etc ..)
Avoid distractions. There are tons of distractions in life and if you stop to address each one […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Aug 1 – 5

CPM Week of Workouts: Aug 1 – 5

Quote for the week…
The Strength Starts in Your Mind!

 

Monday: Part A:  EMOTM of Frankenstein Squats and Bar Hang. Think joint conditioning on these movements.  Part B for Time: A double’s sandwich filled with a few goodies like front squats and pull-ups.

Tuesday: (Strength Day) Part A: Hang Cleans, 5-sets working up to 1-rep max.  This requires movement from the wrist, elbow, shoulder, ankle, knee, and hip joints, making it a total body exercise. Followed by a conditioning 15-min AMRAP of hang cleans, KB swings, wall balls and running.

Wednesday:   Y’all know what day it is!!!!!?? HUMP DAY , and even better….SQUAT DAY! Part A: Back […] Read more

Gym Hair… Do You Care?

Gym Hair… Do You Care?

Our Next Challenge

Get ready friends. Our next challenge is going to be awesome. Look for information to hit your inbox this coming Monday in our August Newsletter!

When It’s Hot, The Hair Gets Crazy!

I wanted to  blog about something fun again this week. I’m in a fun mood. We see some pretty crazy hairstyles at CPM. Most of the craziness comes from a big double under day or perhaps box jumps. At least that’s when my hair gets the craziest. I’ve even see a couple guys (ok, 2 guys) sport headbands this summer. […] Read more

In order to be the best “all around” Athlete we need to work on being great at a lot and not phenominal in just one area. This usually entails working on the exercises we dislike or are not the best at the most often.

When I first started CrossFit in 2007, I did not have the luxury of working out at a box, so off to the globo gym I went. Everyday, I would go to several CrossFit websites and go through all the workouts till I found the one that I liked best; i.e the exercises that I really excelled in. […] Read more

Calories Don’t Always Count…

Calories Don’t Always Count…

When I first sit down with a client I have them bring in a week of meals that they have consumed. Many of the first comments people make to me is “I don’t really consume that many calories“… I in turn ask them “What calories mean to you”?

Most people I speak with have no real definition of a calorie. We have been bred to think that calories are bad … the less calories we eat the ‘healthier’ we will be right?

Wrong….

It is about consuming good units of energy (i.e. calories) and fueling our body to be the most high-powered machines we can […] Read more

Stop Stressing CPM

Stop Stressing CPM

Stress has so many negative effects on the mind and body. When you’re stressed, your body releases cortisol, a hormone that causes visceral fat to accumulate, and puts unneeded wear and tear on the body. The more stress you’re under, the more likely you are to live an unhealthier lifestyle.

So, how do you keep your stress —and your physique — in check?

Relax your body and mind with these helpful techniques:

#1 Begin your day with your workout. The sooner you get it done, the less likely other things will get in your way. Also getting the endorphins flowing lowers your stress […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: July 25-29

CPM Week of Workouts: July 25-29

Quote for the week…
It doesn’t get easier, YOU GET STRONGER!

 

Monday: (Strength Day) Part A: Squat Snatch – oh yeah, time to get low! Who doesn’t drool at the opportunity to become a Snatch Master! Part B: 10-min Ladder Up of OH squat and Burpees.

Tuesday: Part A: Animal Walks and Crawls are NOT just for kids. When you transform into an animal, you challenge your mobility, stability, coordination, conditioning, and strength in these creative total-body exercises. Part B: Tabata – 4-rounds of Row for Cals, Slam Balls, Box Jumps and Wall Balls!

Wednesday:  (Strength Day) – Part A: Triplet of Front squat + Push press + […] Read more

Are You Chalk Friendly?

Are You Chalk Friendly?

Our Next Challenge

Get ready friends. Our next challenge is going to be a really good one that I personally NEED and want. Look for information to hit your inbox in our August Newsletter!

The Great Debate – Chalk

If you are a CPM member, you know that chalk is a hot topic. It’s almost as big of a deal as the A/C, maybe even a bigger deal to some. I love chalk. I use it excessively. If we have a lot of pull-ups or toe 2 bar in the workout, I’m going […] Read more

Treat Your Body Like Your Business!

You have heard the term “Pay now or Pay Later” and this quote falls right in line with this statement.

We have one body and we need to treat it like a high performance vehicle.

Care for your body with good nourishing foods, plenty of water and sleep, proclaiming positive thoughts, and daily movement.

Don’t wait for something drastic, do the little things day in and day out to feel the best you can each day!

Happy Thursday!

The Oboard Says..
Part A:
A: Partner Workout For Time:
100 cal Row
100 lateral burpees over the bar
100 Thrusters
100 2-ct Russian Twists
100 Double Unders

Written By: Annie

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