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20
Sep

What is up CFDM members?!?!

If you hadn’t noticed, Halloween is right around the corner. It is on the 31st. CrossFit Des Moines is planning on putting together a social event involving costumes! Our initial thought is Friday evening (10.24.14) would be a prime time to throw on some costumes and simultaneously work on increasing our work capacity. What do you all think of this?

Also, if you are on “the twitter” make sure you go and follow us at @CF_Des_Moines. This is another great source for updates on the happenings around here!

Love,
Coach Ty

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16
Sep

Hey Members,

Don’t forget that Saturday (9.20.14) Dr. Joe O’Tool will be putting on a seminar at the Urbandale location (10619 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale, IA 50322). The topic is “10 ways to use your life to prepare for CrossFit.” You will leave with 10 practical tips to help you prepare for your workout daily. Knowledge is power, so go to this seminar and become more powerful!

“Your next workout begins the moment your current workout ends.” – Dr. Joe

Dr. Joe Seminar-page-001

29
Aug

Saturday 8.30.14 (normal)
6:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – Competition Class

Sunday 8.31.14 (normal)
1-3 p.m. – Open Gym

Monday 9.1.14
9:00 a.m. – ONLY SESSION OF THE DAY

26
Aug

One way to measure your fitness is by how well you perform in the following 10 general physical skill categories:

1.  cardiovascular/respiratory endurance

2.  strength

3.  stamina

4.  flexibility

5.  coordination

6.  accuracy

7.  agility

8.  balance

9.  power

10. speed

In CrossFit we want to achieve a balance and be good at all 10 skills and not sacrifice performance in one skill to improve another.  Examples of this specialization occurs in many sports:  a marathon runner has exceptional stamina, but sacrifices strength ; an Olympic-level weight lifter has great power and strength, but poor agility; a ballerina has good flexibility and balance but little strength.  This is not an attempt to bag on other sports, but merely to point out that they are specialists in certain areas of physical skills.  Remember… in CrossFit we do not specialize!

20
Aug

Old one but a good one!

20
Aug

19
Aug

“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar”

–Greg Glassman

13
Aug

12
Aug

How do you determine your ideal weight?  Amanda discusses her approach.  It’s probably not what you think.  Click HERE to view the video.

11
Aug