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Why Showing Up Late Is Killing Your Fitness Written by: Coach Evan Oh great. Another article telling me I’m doing something wrong and how detrimental it is to my health. Well, sorta, but not really. Let me preface this by saying we at Derby City CrossFit NEVER want to deter someone from coming to class....
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Bad Combo: Fitness and High Heels Written by: Coach Slater Ladies, I KNOW you’ve heard this argument before, so don’t expect anything novel here. I’m just reminding you that wearing high heels is not only bad for your feet, but also your calves, knees, hips, and spine. High heels aren’t just “less functional” than flats,...
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Derby City CrossFit Pro Tips, Part 2 Written by: Coach James In Pro Tips, Part 1, we talked a little about some tricks that will make your life a little easier here at Derby City. This week, we’ll continue with the Pro Tips to help make your experience even better. Research New Movements / Ask...
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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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3 Steps to Better Ankle Mobility Written by: Coach James Last week, we looked at “6 Drills for Better Wrist Mobility” and some exercises to help improve flexibility and mobility. This week, we will continue with “Warming Up for the Warm Up” and take a look at the ankle. Poor ankle flexibility can prevent you...
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6 Drills for Better Wrist Mobility Written by: Coach James To continue with the last article on “Warming Up for the Warm Up“, this article will touch base on wrist mobility and what you can do to improve it before/after class. Wrist mobility is majorly overlooked and rarely does anyone do anything about it. Poor...
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Warming Up for the Warm Up Written by: Coach James As a lot of you have noticed, we have a prescribed warm up each day before the strength portion that we, the coaches, put you all through. This includes 5-7 minutes of stretches and/or mobility and another 5-7 minutes of a general warm up. This...
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Understanding the Shoulder and How to Strengthen It Written by: Coach James Many of you may have noticed that on Monday we brought back the banded shoulder accessory movements. These movements include sword pulls, face pulls, and snow angels. What you may not realize is how important these movements can be. It does not take...
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Slip ‘n Slides & Focused Practice Written by: Coach Evan Especially now that we’re in the midst of the Open, we all can’t help but wonder, “How are these top athletes so dang good?” One of the coolest things about CrossFit, and the Open, is that anyone can participate. But that also makes it even...
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