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Breaking Up With the Leaderboard

by April Lowe

April Lowe CrossFit Games

I made the decision going into this season to break things off with the leaderboard. Our relationship over the years was a very unhealthy one- I allowed it to dictate my emotions and feelings. I even based my self-worth on that darn thing.

As with any break-up, it was messy, hard and I was tempted to go back several times. My first test was going through the WZA (Wodapalooza Fitness Festival) qualifier. Initially, I experienced the symptoms similar to an addict going cold turkey. I experienced feelings of restlessness, anxiety, and irritability. It was scary having no idea where I stood or how I matched up to the other competitors.

But then over time, I started to feel a sense of peace I had never experienced during a qualification period or competition...

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We Stand for Strength

by Sarah Wilson

Over the course of the past five years it has been my goal to strengthen and clarify the message behind Fashletics. What started as a couple charms designed by one woman has become an extensive collection of fitness jewelry and workout clothes inspired by a community of thousands - a community that believes in physical fitness as a lifestyle, not just a "quick fix" or way to get skinny...
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The Secret to Fitness Success

by Shondelle Solomon Miles

I hope you’re sitting down for this one because today I’m going to pull back the curtain and share with you something huge. In fact, I believe that this is the biggest secret to attaining that perfectly fit body that you’ve been after for so many years.

If you’re like most fitness enthusiasts then your perfect body has eluded you for quite some time. It’s not that you aren’t trying to workout and eat right, it’s just that you haven’t been able to find that one thing to take you all the way to success.

Now, my friend, you’re about to find out what that one thing is, and your fitness results will never be lacking again. It’s quite simple, and yet stands as the truest and most important fitness advice you’ll ever receive… 

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Load the Bar, Clear Your Mind : The Gym as Therapy

I forced myself into my car the other night and headed to the gym. The day nearly beat me. I wasn’t really in the mood to do anything at all, let alone heave a 14 lb medicine ball at a wall repeatedly or launch my tired body to the top of a box… and down, and up again, and down again… you get the picture.

But a weird thing started to happen as I got closer and closer to the gym. My energy levels started to rise. The effects of the terribly difficult day started to fade away. My posture straightened and my focus narrowed. I took a deep breath, filled my lungs, and then… release...

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Women Matter Here

Several years ago I found a unique fitness community that I wish had existed when I was a little girl. One thing that I have loved about CrossFit from the beginning is that it has never limited me based on the fact that I am a woman. Prior to CrossFit, I did not know what I was capable of simply because no other sport has ever demanded so much from me. I think all the way back to elementary school when girls were told to do "flexed arm hang" while the boys did pull ups. Girls were instructed to do "girl push-ups" on there knees while the boys did "real" push-ups.

This sent the message, from a very early and impressionable age, that as women we are not capable of the same things as men. So. So. Wrong...

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