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202girlstrong: Behind the Beauties, Brains, and Barbells

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By: Nisha Meyer After the overwhelming, positive feedback I received from my last blog post, This One’s For The Girls, Maddie came to me with the idea of a women’s only specialty class. Together, over many workouts, lunches, and what I like to call “field research” we created 202girlstrong. So you have heard the name, […]

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Carbohydrates 101

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By: Shannon Keating  Have questions? Email eatwell@202strong.com to get answers!  What is a Carbohydrate? To start out simply I’d like you to think of carbohydrates as quick energy sugars. Carbohydrates are an easily accessible, quick-burning energy source. Structurally speaking, they are biological molecules consisting of the organic components carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen (think CARB-O-HYDR-ate). These three organic molecules are […]

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Why Do My Wrists Hurt?

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By: Coach Fernando Injuries. They will happen to us more often than we would like. As athletes injuries sometimes cannot be prevented due to the nature of the game such as lifting weights, or things we have no control over such as accidents. However, certain measures can be taken to reduce pain and possible chronic or long-term injuries. […]

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What Can Physical Therapy Do for You?

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The lines between recovery and fitness are not clear cut, and finding a physical therapist who “gets it” is a rarity. Traditionally, we view physical therapy as a necessary step (albeit a nuisance) standing between an injury and getting back to normal.  Below, Adam Weaver, PT, DPT, of ISSA Physical Therapy, discusses how physical therapy […]

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202success Story: 74 Years Young

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Maddie:  When did you first start doing CF? Richard: 4 years ago. I got thrown from a horse and broke my collar bone and I was doing physical therapy. CrossFit DoneRight had just become a tenant of mine so I went in there and complained about my broken collar bone that it wasn’t getting any better. The coach said come in […]

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Macronutrients 101

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I wanted to start you all off with a nice, simple educational series to read while I’m away on my trip to SE Asia. As I brainstormed topics, the nerd in me took over, and I thought (quite literally) what more perfect way to begin than with a little Macronutrient education – because you can’t […]

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Meet Leslie-202strong North Bethesda’s Yoga Instructor

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Meet Leslie-The 202strong North Bethesda Yoga Instructor Classes beginning Sunday September 6 at 10:00am Leslie Edsall gained a love for fitness early on as a gymnast in upstate NY where she was state champion in high school. After completing her B.S. in Health Promotion & Exercise Science, she went on to get certified in personal […]

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My Top 5 Healthy Travel Snacks

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I have been traveling A LOT this summer for the new job I’ve begun since graduation, until about ten days ago, when I finally returned to move into a new appt in Denver. Prior to that, for six consecutive weeks I was completely on the road, living out of a suitcase, in a new location every week. Which […]

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Connecting The Dots Between Fitness and Sport: Muay Thai Guard Position to Front Rack

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By: Rob Koebke, Co-Owner 202strong Whenever possible, we want to draw parallels between movement patterns from different disciplines.  Why?  Because recognizing these similar movement patterns allows us to learn and acquire the basics of new skills very quickly. One of the reasons we’re excited to offer Martial Arts to our members at 202strong is because we […]

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Dissecting the High Hang Power Snatch

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If you have been with 202strong for the past 7 weeks, we have (hopefully) begun to master the power clean and have an understanding of how the movement works and why we do certain steps. Now we are going to focus on the power snatch, which is very similar to the clean. The power snatch […]

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