Monthly Archives: October 2016

Developing a Strong False Grip

The false grip is awkward and painful, but don’t be scared! With a few simple steps, you can drastically limit abrasions. You should always use whatever you need to, to get the work in. Personally, I don’t like grips for the rings, and you really shouldn’t need grips when just doing hanging drills. Instead, I prefer the Crossfit gloves for when I require hand protection on ring work, and that may work for you too, but experiment to see. The following steps will help you develop a strong false grip: Warm Up and Tape Up It is so important to […]

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Balancing Act: Fitness, Work and Family

As parents, and especially as moms balancing family and work is often exhausting, then add in fitness and it feels like the scale will just tip right over and dump everything off. Luckily for me, the balancing act is slightly easier when you’re an athlete in your 50’s. I’m no longer in the weeds of child rearing, my girls are young adults, and for me carving out time for fitness comes easier in this stage of life. My biggest obstacle is balancing work and fitness, but fitness is a hedge against injury, illness and disease, so even if I weren’t

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