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4 Ways to Own Any Workout Written by: Coach Slater If you’re new to Derby City, knowing how to tackle the day’s workout can help you be more successful faster. If you’re a grizzled veteran, with weathered hands callused by years of grit, creating better workout strategies can get you past that fitness plateau. So,...
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Mental Tricks to Get Thru Tough Workouts Written by: Coach Slater Everyone knows the feeling of suffering and self-doubt during a really tough WOD. Those negative thoughts crawl in, sometimes before the WOD even starts: “You’ll never finish under the time cap.” “If you skip one or two reps, no one will notice.” “Let’s do...
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Know Your Fitnemesis Written by: DCCF-Member Phil Newton There’s a lot to be said about the power of competition as a motivating factor in your fitness. Just about anyone you ask who’s been in a comp will tell you about hitting that PR on game day because of that surge of adrenaline from being there...
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How to Survive Test Week Written by: Coach Evan We’re coming up on the end of our training cycle. For those of you who don’t know, our cycles are 8 weeks long starting with one week of testing new movements/lifts/workouts. This sets up the foundation of our strength work and conditioning work, which takes up...
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How to Make Exercise *Stick* Written by: Coach Slater We’re halfway in to our Summer Transformation challenge, and the four males & females who either lose the most body fat or gain the most muscle will win over $400 each. Two of the biggest keys to winning this challenge are Consistency and Nutrition. Today, let’s...
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Make the Most of Your Time Originally Posted on Gym Jones DCCF Note: We were so impressed with this article that we felt it deserved to be reprinted in full, to make sure the Derby City family read it. It’s conclusion is dead-on with the message we strive to consistently deliver. Enjoy. Time Isn’t an...
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The Benefits of Bro-Pumping Written by: Coach Slater “Oh bro, you’re crushing that! Add some weight to the bar!” “Girl, seriously, that looked easy!” Bro-pumping is the act of “pumping up” someone in the gym to give them the mental edge they need to do something they’ve never done before, didn’t think they could do,...
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Stop Changing Your Weights Mid-Workout Written by: Coach Evan Many of us find ourselves staring at the whiteboard and the prescribed weights trying to decide what weight to use. Maybe it’s Fran and you finally want to do it as prescribed. Maybe you’ve been wanting to try a heavier weight in a workout, but have...
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Is the Comp Class Right for You? Written by: DCCF-er Phil Newton As summer creeps in and everyone is on that mad dash to finalize that hot beach bod to show off on the ‘gram, I have had a few people ask me about the Comp Class and what it’s done for me. I’ve been...
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6 Ways Derby City CrossFit Will Change Your Life Maybe you haven’t tried CrossFit because you’ve heard some negatives about it: it’s dangerous, it leads to injury, it makes you bulk up… but, if it were so bad, why do so many people love it? We strive to make a class at Derby City CrossFit...
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