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On Endurance Lifting

On Endurance Lifting

Before Tri-Cities came into my life (or rather, I came into the life of Tri-Cities) my strategy for lifting sessions was heavy and short. Lifting sessions were something like 5 sets of 5 reps, 5 sets of 3 reps, or find a 1 rep max, and I beat this horse so dead that I...

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Endurance

Endurance

By a show of hands who wants more endurance?! [scanning crowd] Wow! All of you! Fabulous!   Ha! Maybe I was a little overzealous with that opening line. But really, don’t we all at one point wish we can endure more and do it more comfortably? At some point it...

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Mobility

Mobility

After I finished my workout the other day, I started to have a conversation with Coach Andrew about Mobility. It was an interesting one. We started to talk about the correlation between muscles groups and mobility or sometimes lack of mobility.  The interesting thing...

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New Year Endurance Training Phase

New Year Endurance Training Phase

At CrossFit Tri-Cities we like to set our members up for success.  That begins with being transparent about our programming.  We are kicking off the New Year with an endurance training phase. What will that look like and how does it apply to you? Read on! What does...

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Top 5 Reasons Coaching Kids is Awesome!

Top 5 Reasons Coaching Kids is Awesome!

Enthusiasm. Adults do not skip during transitions. Whether we are moving from strength to conditioning or even between movements most are skipping. Their excitement is contagious and I end up skipping as well! High-Fives. Who doesn’t love a high-five or fist bump? In...

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Training Movement Patterns with Kids

Training Movement Patterns with Kids

As adults, we understand countless hours at a desk take a toll on our bodies. Tight hips, sore backs or elbow pain are frequent complaints. In order to alleviate the stiffness, we may walk to the breakroom to stretch our legs or find time for weekly massages.  In the...

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Road to Coach Pt. 2 (Jen)

Road to Coach Pt. 2 (Jen)

Inquiring minds want to know! Do you ever get to a point in your training and wonder, “why am I doing this movement?” or “why don’t we do movement x anymore?”  If so, good! You’re like me, a natural inquisitor of information. Asking the right questions is what put me...

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We must set are charges up for success

We must set are charges up for success

Managing Expectations: Intensity Is Not > Technique For many kids, the appeal in fitness is for bragging rights. “I can deadlift 100lbs;” or “I can front squat 35lbs”! While achievements such as this should not go unnoticed, we must first ask ourselves some basic...

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Go on.  Get out there!

Go on. Get out there!

What’s the best environment for kids to learn in?  What can we do to keep our kids engaged and moving? PLAY! Studies show that kids learn best while playing.  When multiple senses are heightened during an activity, the likelihood of learning retention increases and...

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Time to Unplug!

Time to Unplug!

In the tech age of Fortnite ®, YouTube® and TikTok ®, kids are watching their screens more and moving less. Long gone are the days of playing outside until the street lights come on.  It is crucial for a child’s development to get up and get moving. The physical and...

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