Fitness

3 Ways to Improve Your Running

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By: Coach Ryan Johnson It’s 4:30 in the afternoon, you just got off work, you walk into the gym and check out the workout. “OH NO!!! THERE IS RUNNING INVOLVED!!! I hate running, I’m not good at it…I think I’ll just go home and finish up that last episode of Game of Thrones.” It’s true, […]

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Fitness

[Video] Back to Basics: Breaking Down The Air Squat

by 202Coaches

The air squat is the basic building block to well…everything! Not only is learning how to squat properly necessary to move heavy weight in the Olympic Lifts, it’s the best thing you can do orthopedically for your ankles, knees, hips, and back. Christian Fuentes, 202strong Coach and Olympic Lifting SME, gives a quick breakdown of […]

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Fitness

[Video] The Technical Stand-up: The Art Of Standing Up In Self-Defense

by Danny Chacon

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Fitness Lifestyle Psychology

Strong Success Story: Using your Strength in Your Passions

by Maddie Watkins

Fitness for the sake of fitness is missing the point.  The role of fitness should be to enhance your day-to-day life.  As coaches, we love seeing our members/athletes setting PR’s in the gym, but we love it even more when those PR’s and acquired skills are translated into something bigger. One of our members, Monica Rivera, […]

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Fitness Nutrition

Your New Go-To Snack: Sweet Potato Energy Balls (Grain-Free/Paleo/Vegan)

by Shannon Keating

These “Sweet Potato Energy Balls” are perfect as a pre- or post- workout snack to give you the energy needed to either rock your workout in the first place or the extra fuel to recover after you’ve already rocked it! And the best part about them is that they are made with clean, real-food ingredients. […]

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Fitness

[Video] How to Kick Up Into (And Spot) The Handstand

by 202Coaches

During a recent 202strong coaches seminar, 202strong co-founder, Rob Koebke, takes one of his coaches through the progression for kicking up into a handstand. He also covers how to spot the handstand properly.

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Fitness

Real Strong, Real Fast: How To Add 50 lbs To Your Bench Press In 60 days

by 202Coaches

Sam walked in to 202strong North Bethesda — Starbucks coffee (for me) in one hand, a piece of paper in the other.  The piece of paper was the Berkshire Prep School varsity lacrosse strength and conditioning tests.  He was headed there for school in the fall. “Coach, I need to be able to bench my […]

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Fitness Nutrition Recovery

The Science Of Stress: Cortisol & Adrenal Health

by Shannon Keating

Last week in “The Science of Stress: Getting to Know Your Adrenals”,  you were introduced to the adrenal glands, and specifically the adrenals’ important role in stress and what happens to your health when they are not functioning properly. In this post we’re going to dive a bit deeper into what a stress response looks […]

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Fitness Nutrition Psychology Recovery

The Science Of Stress: Getting To Know Your Adrenals

by Shannon Keating

If you’ve been in the CrossFit game for a while now, chances are you may have heard the term “adrenal fatigue” thrown around. Or, maybe “adrenal fatigue” is a completely foreign term for you, but the phrases: “burnt out”, “chronic exhaustion”,  or “too much stress for your body to handle” ring a bell. No matter […]

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Fitness Recovery

The First Step In Preventing An ACL Tear? Recognizing The Warning Signs

by 202Coaches

ACL injuries come in two forms: contact and non-contact. While contact ACL injuries (a lineman rolling over a running back, for example) are very difficult to prevent, non-contact ACL injuries are very preventable if you know the warning signs. What are these warning signs? A valgus knee and/or a valgus ankle. Check out the video […]

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