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How You Talk to Yourself Matters

We talk a lot in our gym about technical skills, muscle engagement, and getting stronger because they are so important! However, there is another huge component to progress in the gym, and it’s your self-talk. Probably from your first day at CrossFit (no…from the night before your first day!) you’ve been battling your mind. Self-talk …

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Confessions of a Sunglasses Junkie

Having light-colored eyes have always made me a bit sensitive to sunlight. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a pair of shades either over my eyes or on top of my head. They are a part of my uniform. ZZ Tops “Cheap Sunglasses” was my theme song. Then I got Lasik …

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4 Things To Do For Success At CrossFit St. Charles

Getting fit and making CrossFit a regular part of your world is not easy. It can be challenging both physically and mentally. It forces you to face some pretty harsh realities. Realities some people would prefer to go their whole lives without ever addressing. I’ve been submerged into this community for a while now. I’ve …

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A Rope Review with Rutherford

Jump ropes are a staple in everyone’s CrossFit bag, but how do you know which rope is right for you? In this week’s gear review, I’ll give you the low-down on ropes. Why should you listen to a guy who can barely do double-unders (dubs)? Well, this definitely isn’t a “how to do dubs really …

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CrossFit Strongman at CFSTC! What is CrossFit Strongman? CrossFit Strongman is a program that has been developed for both men and women of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Its purpose is to integrate strongman movements into the CrossFit model that revolves around constant variation. CrossFit Strongman is a  fun and exciting ways to increase our strength …

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How Mindset Affects Performance

How Your Mindset Affects Performance There is a lot going on when you step on to that lifting platform or competition floor. Some days you feel strong and focused. Others you can’t quite seem able to connect the dots. You feel slow and foggy or the weight feels heavy. The mind and body are in …

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It All Starts Here

This is where you’ll get coaching on exercise and nutrition. ⠀⠀ This is where we implement our best strategies and techniques for getting you results. 💪🏻👊🏻 ⠀⠀ We’ve trained some impressive athletes, but more importantly, we’ve gotten results for grandmothers, office workers, and kids. ⠀⠀ All off this means we have proven strategies that will …

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Bring it in

The thing about short term challenges, 30 days paleo, 30 days sugar free, the whole 30- once they’re over, so are your results. – Here we’re committed to long term results. No crazy restrictions, no excessive exercising. – We’ve got balanced nutrition and regular training. – Bring it in, come see us, we’ve got answers …

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Get a Grip!

Having opposable thumbs is divine. It allows us to grip. Its part of what makes us human and special. We pick up our kids, carry groceries, open jars and hang on for dear life. Among athletics, we lift weights, throw balls, and grip bats, clubs, and rackets. Anything we do that requires holding something is …

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Offering the Chalk

Shortly after Opening CrossFit St. Charles in 2008, I saw this youtube video of a 3 year old girl on a play ground about to swing through some monkey bars. Little Girl: I’m gonna stick it! Dad: Ok, let’s go LG: (falls off monkey bar) Dad: What happened? Needs some chalk? LG: Jumps up and …

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