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    Member name – Chris Marden Age – 28 Occupation – Public Safety Commander / Military Officer Candidate How long have you been a member at CFM? – 1 Year How often do you CrossFit? – 2-3 times per week Do you remember your first WOD? Looking back, how did it go? I don’t particularly remember my first WOD but I remember the feeling of defeat. Something that quickly

  1. Member name: Melissa Mamary 2. Age: 35 3. Occupation: Chief Domestic Engineer 4. How long have you been a member at CFM? A little over 8 months. 5. How often do you CrossFit? 4 days a week, sometimes 5 if I can. 6. Do you remember your first WOD? Looking back, how did it go? I vaguely remember the WOD itself, but I definitely remember being so nervous

Spotlight Athlete of the Month 1. Member name: Patrick Kelliher or just PK 2. Age: 37 3. Occupation: union carpenter 4. How long have you been a member at CFM? Just about 10 months now. 5. How often do you CrossFit? It started with only about 3 times a week, but recently I’ve been coming 5-6 days a week. 6. Do you remember your first WOD? Looking back, how did

        Member name: John Troy Age: 43 Occupation: Elementary School technology teacher How long have you been a member at CFM?  4 years How often do you CrossFit?  2-3 times a week Do you remember your first WOD? Looking back, how did it go?  I’m not 100% sure, but I’m thinking it involved deadlifts and box jumps. I remember it kicked my butt though. When it was over I felt

    Name-  Mandy Butler Age-  41 Occupation–  Stay at home mom to two little girls.  Hensley-7 and Delaney-5 How long have you been a member at CFM? It will be coming up on a year.  I was acquired during the 545 split.  I was there for 3 years. How often do you CrossFit? I CrossFit Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Do you remember your first WOD? Looking back, how

Our spotlight athlete of the month for December is Amy Kandravy.   Amy, another one of our founding members, has shown all of us that know matter what fitness background you come from and no matter what your goals are, CrossFit can always help!  As a strict cardio enthusiast (runner) prior to starting CrossFit, Amy has now become much more well rounded, and is currently our strongest female athlete at the box!

  1. Member name: Bryan Fecteau 2. Age: 40 3. Occupation Attorney (Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business Law) 4. How long have you been a member at CFM? 4.5 years (Started on Opening Week-2012)) 5. How often do you CrossFit? 3-4 days a week 6. Do you remember your first WOD? Looking back, how did it go? A strength protocol involving overhead squats. The movement seemed so “dangerous”-compared to the


Oct 2016

Don’t Go Nuts!

I know that a lot of you new to the CrossFit experience are also hopping on board the Paleo express as well.  This is a very good thing!  As you know nutrition drives everything you do.  What you have to realize is that even if you are eating a ‘Paleo’ style diet, with wholesome fresh foods, this in no way gives you a free pass to eat as much of

     Member name:  Hilary Newcomb   Age: 34   Occupation: Medical Aesthetician   How long have you been a member at CFM? 2012   How often do you CrossFit? 5/week   Do you remember your first WOD? Looking back, how did it go? I don’t remember exactly what my first wod was, I was too busy trying not to die.   What is/are your favorite movement(s) to perform? Give

There is a lot of fact and fiction out there when it comes to your health and fitness.   Everyone is a so-called “expert” in their respective field of study, and everyone seems to formulate their own theories regarding what is best, and what is bust. I recently came across an article that talks about 3 common myths, or as they put it – Lies – that have been perpetuated throughout

During the Summer months, the first word that usually comes to mind is “relaxation”, but in many of our worlds, that is hardly the case.  Yard work, house work, road trips, camping, boating, beach trips, golf games, tennis, jogging, hikes, chasing the little ones around, etc…all of which take their toll on our physical wellbeing.  Whatever it may be, any given Summer day can certainly expose how ready or not

Whether you are new to CrossFit or not, there will come a time  when you will have to question your integrity. It is human nature to want to be better than your peers  and finish first.  The real question is – did you really out do everyone – or just make everyone believe you did. Here is a great article I came across that gives some great differences between the

Gatorade, PowerAde, Red Bull, electrolyte pumped-up sports drinks…they’re good for you, right? You see athletes chugging down bottles of the neon-colored liquid in every ad and real life, surely they do something, and they do. They help you maintain your body’s balance of electrolytes during or after periods of heavier exercise. But when you look closer, you’re really just paying an outrageous price for glorified, brightly colored, sugar water. The

Have you been the victim of a callous, torn hand, a cut up shin, or suffered any wrist strain while CrossFitting? While training hard in CrossFit, some of these things are hard to avoid while others are not.  Preparing yourself with the proper gear is just as essential as any other element of your CrossFit training. One way to help minimize these negative effects is by taking necessary precautions.  Below are

The 2016 Winter Whole Life Challenge has just ended and the results seen across the board were nothing short of amazing! Below are responses from our top 3 winners of the challenge when asked about the challenge and how it affected them. Whether you have done this challenge in the past or not, there is definitely something in this challenge for everyone.  Congrats to everyone who took part in the

By Jon Gilson Nutrition, Cooking, and Recipes0 Comments   The only thing that sabotages a great nutrition plan faster than the twin temptations of sugar and bread: a lack of the right foods, close at hand. Let’s prevent that. Below, seven tasks you can perform in the next seven days to ensure you’ll always have compliant, healthy food ready to go (while facing as little temptation as possible). Go through the

Most athletes don’t take their recovery seriously enough. Recovery starts the second the WOD is over!  Everything you do from that moment will contribute towards your recuperation allowing you to realize a greater level of health and fitness as well as prepare you for your next WOD.  Let’s spend a few minutes to talk about it. <  …PS you don’t have to look like this guy at first… 1. Post

I know I have discussed this topic before, but it is worth mentioning again – Learn how to squat, and learn how to do it good! “Regardless of what the problem is, the answer is to squat.” Those are the words of CrossFit founder Greg Glassman. “People who do not know how to squat do not have normal hip function, they don’t have normal leg function,”  “They can’t jump, run,

I came across this short little video that does a great job of exposing advertisers and their scams to push unhealthy food products into your home as healthy.  I know a lot of you are smart enough not to go  near any of this stuff, but for those who are still figuring things out, this should hopefully serve as a good wake up call.  As a rule of thumb, if

Here at CrossFit Magnitude, we like to keep things constantly varied.  In the name of achieving a high level of fitness and general physical preparedness, we must train using numerous protocols, movements, skills, metabolic pathways, etc… This calls for constantly changing the parameters in which we train, being as varied as possible.  Also, you should not dwell on the workout performed today hoping you may see it again sometime soon,

Have you ever considered kicking your coffee habit…?  Me either!!!  Coffee has been a morning, and sometimes throughout the day, ritual of mine going on 15+ years now.  I am not sure if it is the taste, consistency, comfort it provides, or the pick-me-up that keeps me coming back for more, day after day. It has supposed health benefits to it that are highly touted throughout the health and wellness

Whether you are just getting started with CrossFit or have already become a seasoned vet, make sure you are not falling victim to poor practices.   From not warming up sufficiently, to eating a too strict of a paleo diet, there is a multitude of ways you can guarantee yourself a path to slower progress as well as a heightened risk of injury.  Read on to learn about some of the top

Given the extreme heat and humidity of the past few weeks and that which is sure to follow us for a little while longer into the summer, I wanted to talk about the connection between high intensity exercise – think CrossFit – and hydration.  When we exercise, especially at high levels of intensity,  being in a hydrated state before you start is essential.  The blood in circulation should be thin

By Coach Chris CrossFit has and always will be a “Core Strength and Conditioning Program”, and when implemented properly, an increased level of fitness can be achieved by anyone. For those of you in question about the type of work we perform on a day to day basis at CrossFit Magnitude,  and often wonder why we do what we do, the following is a basic overview of the fundamentals our

Hey crew, Whether you are a new to fitness or a seasoned vet, it is always good to have goals to reach for, along with a set of standards to help align yourself with.  Below is a list of some basic strength standards that will allow you to see where you rank among the novice through the elite weightlifters and powerlifters. Check it out, see where you currently stand, and