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Rx: Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should — Coach Carmen

“I would rather do a heavy Fran any day over regular Fran” said the instructor at my Level One.  Even as he went on to explain himself, I thought he was crazy.  Heavier = harder, right?  He said the reason that he would rather do a “heavy Fran” (ie: with a prescribed weight of more th
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The Language of CrossFit. –Coach Mary

Tabata, AMRAP, WOD, RX, ATG, EMOM, Globo, SDHP, TBF, RX, TTB, CFT, and a personal favorite, PR. And that’s just a small sampling. A sampling of the Language of CrossFit. Go anywhere and hear one of these terms across a crowded room uttered by a perfect stranger, and if you’re a CrossF
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Learning and growing: An “Open” discussion (Part 3) –Coach Nick

Setting goals and reaching milestones The Open is a great test to see where you stack up against the rest of the world. It unveils an athlete’s strengths as well as their weaknesses and because of this we are able to set goals and reach milestones. While a number of athletes reached m
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Learning and growing: An “Open” discussion (Part 2) –Coach Nick

Determination Some people say Crossfitters walk a little bit taller (not literally in my case), and I would have to agree. There is sense of accomplishment that you feel at the end of a WOD that is infectious. It stirs a drive, a passion, a determination within that carries over to ou
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Member Spotlight – Kathleen Wilkinson

written by Stacia. Kathleen’s first official WOD was the 10k row with Marybeth and I. Who does that?  –  Meet Kathleen Wilkinson. I am grateful that I have known Kathleen since she started crossfit. Like me , she is a staple at the noon class. She attends Varsity at ACF re
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Tips for New Runners (Part II) –Coach Pat

1)    Stay loose as you run. Think to keep your hands open and light. Tension in your body will slow you down. Do the same with your mind – for the longer runs; don’t be afraid to let it wander a little. A loose mind will help keep your body that way. 2)    Warm everything up before y
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Coach of the Quarter!

Germano in the Mornings. –Coach Andrew Within the past few months there has been a special addition to the 5:30 and 6:30 am classes. Without even skipping a beat, Nick Germano has seamlessly become a part of the morning crew. Each day he brings all the tools necessary to become
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Westside Powerlifting

Starting May 6th Albany Crossfit will be bringing back our Westside Powerlifting program. If you are looking to increase your bench press, deadlift, or squat, look no further. This will be an 8 week program that is based around the Westside Barbell training methodology. Just like Cros
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Scaling and the CrossFit Ego. –Coach Chris

We all want to be the best.  Whether it’s the best in the class, the best in the gym, or the best version of ourselves, we are driven to (be)tter. The more we CrossFit, the stronger and more confident we become.  Sometimes that confidence brings with it an unwelcome sidekick: ego. Now
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Gymnastics. –Coach Christine

Have you seen all the cool videos being shared by CrossFit HQ, or being passed around on Facebook by all your CrossFit friends? Nine times out of ten, they’re videos of gymnastics, or gymnastic-type movements. How many of you have ever seen somebody to a burpee back tuck and sai
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