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Staff Keeps Growing!

Well hello there everyone, just wanted to bring you up to speed on the newest addition to the CFG Staff - Alex Dunn! He is our newest apprentice Coach. He recently passed his Level 1 CrossFit Certification along with the required shadowing hours at the gym. The next...

CrossFit Acronyms

Every sport, and accompanying community, has their own special language. K stands for ‘strikeout’ in baseball. The direction the K faces indicates something different. PK stands for ‘penalty kick’ in soccer. QB stands for ‘quarterback’ in football. American Football...

It’s Simple, Not Easy

Two weeks ago in Chicago, I had the pleasure to hear a lecture given by powerlifting legend Dave Tate. The things that I took away from his talk are numerous, but something that continues to run loops in my head is what he closed his talk with; namely the idea that...

Why We Love Olympic Weightlifting

On Saturday morning, I'll have the pleasure of coaching Shannon at the 2017 Masters Pan American Championships, an international Olympic Weightlifting meet. It's no secret that we at CFG are in love with all things to do with weightlifting. We've hosted a USAW Level 1...

Why Everyone Should Treat CrossFit as a Sport

Time for another edition of 'Deep Thought Thursday,' so in your best internal Heath Ledger voice: "Here...we...go." On Wednesday night, I sat down with a new couple for one of our 'No Sweat Intros.' For those that don’t know what exactly that is, the no-sweat intro is...

Better Skill While Fatigued?

After Wednesday’s WOD, Amy grabbed me and asked a great question, one that I’m sure many of you have asked yourselves a time or two…I know I certainly have: “Why did my double unders get better in the later rounds of today’s workout?” I’m going to offer up a couple of...

Why Does Strength Development Matter?

Today’s workout is a 1 rep max back squat. Its an interesting thing to hear the chatter surrounding a day like this. The gym is almost divided in half in terms of liking it and disliking it. Whereas when 7 minutes of burpees or something with a long run comes up, its...

Success Breeds Motivation

Below are a few YouTube videos. Click on one...or all three, they're short:   Rudy Training Montage Rise and Swim Eric Thomas Now, tell me you’re not ready to run out and rip the head off a lion while running through a brick wall that is on fire!   In all...

Level 1 Weightlifting Begins Tuesday, April 25th @ 8pm!

Over the past couple of years, our USA Weightlifting Club "CFG Barbell" has grown by leaps and bounds. What started off as just a few folks going to local meets grew to us finding success at the local, National, and finally International stage! Last year in Germany,...

I Am Broke

I am Broke…. I hate those words. I have had to say them more than once, like we all do. However, I am a competitive person and I want to WOD hard and compete with my friends Jeff, Jose, Jason, Mark (all of them), Eddie, Eddie, Brandon and everyone in the room. I want...

Run4Water Update

Below written by Melissa Wright who organized and ran this awesome fundraiser. There are further updates after this post down below! ******************************** Hello, CFG Family! I wanted to take a quick moment to say how absolutely grateful I am to everyone who...

Intramural Leaderboard Update Week 3

Hello there CFG Intramural Open Fans, here is your weekly update of the leaderboard. Here is how things are shaking out right now in terms of placing: Snatch In A Box and Harry Squatters - 71 points Shrug Life – 68 points Goat Herding Derelicts – 43 points If you want...

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