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Meet Kaitlin Sparrow

Hi guys! My name is Kaitlin Sparrow and I’m the new intern here at Shadow CrossFit. I am a senior communications-public relations major at Culver-Stockton College.

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Handcare 101

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Handcare 101

Alright, so a topic of discussion that I hear all of the time while coaching is calluses and how to manage them. As such, I thought I would try and point out a few different ways to solve this problem and to keep you from ripping your hands. As much as some might think it’s a “badge of honor,” it’s more like a workout hindering injury that could have you missing PRs and a good WOD. So here we go;

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Class is in Session: When to Give In

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Class is in Session: When to Give In

It’s ok to accept defeat, come face to face with failure, and admit to your “goats” (weaknesses). Sometimes, you just have to start off a new post with a statement that most people may view as shocking. This could be because, as a coach, it’s my job to encourage you to test your limits and push boundaries that you haven’t in a while. However, it’s also my job as a coach to tell you that sometimes, throwing in the white towel is the right thing to do.

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Fitness Outside of CrossFit

Compliments to CrossFit

A few days ago I was asked an interesting question; what types of activities can I participate in, outside of CrossFit, that might benefit me? It’s a really good question actually, since a big part of CrossFit is being prepared for the unknown and unknowable (or in other terms, any form of fitness you so choose). Below, we will look at a few different types of fitness that are great to participate in for various reasons, in no particular order. These reasons might include a great cardiovascular workout, an excellent addition to mobility training, or just an outright good time.

Lets begin, shall we?

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