DIY Plyo Box: Build Two for $40

Plyo boxes are a fantastic tool to improve your vertical jump by building explosive power and strength in your legs. If you workout at a CrossFit gym, the plyo boxes are typically narrower at the top and have a wider base, and this helps you to avoid scraping your shins along the top edge. This …

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Heather Dorniden Kampf: Running With Passion

Editor’s Note:  Heather Dorniden Kampf’s performance in the video below may be the most inspirational athletic performance I have ever witnessed.  It is a reminder that our perception of what is possible may be the largest limiting factor in achieving and surpassing our goals. However, life is much more than a one-and-a-half minute race and …

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Pose Running: Is it Appropriate for Sprinting?

For an elite sprinter like Usain Bolt, running is poetry personified. With perfect rhythm and no wasted motion, his running appears effortless. This appearance is the byproduct of years of refining his sprint technique. But what about everyday athletes? Can we become faster sprinters with the proper coaching and training? Advocates of  the Pose Method …

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How to Calculate Your 400 Meter Sprint Potential

Author: Jimson Lee For several decades, I used a specific formula to calculate the 400 meter potential of elite sprinters. The formula is: 400m potential = 200m Season Best (SB) doubled, plus 4 seconds. Note that I used Season Best, and not Personal Best, because a time from a previous year may show a huge …

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Jake Kaminski Olympic Archery

Leaving the archer’s bow, an arrow travels at over 200 feet per second and seeks a circular bull’s eye the size of a compact disc 70 meters away.  To say that there isn’t much room for error in Olympic Archery is a gross understatement. And as you construct a mental image of a target 70 …

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Amanda Carr BMX Rider

21 year old Amanda Carr is without a doubt a gifted athlete.  During high school she earned an incredible 17 varsity letters in sports such as golf, track and field, weight lifting and soccer, all while maintaining a 3.84 GPA.  But at this point in her life Amanda has narrowed her focus and is dedicated …

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Brianna Glenn: Ready for Takeoff

As I contemplate my own goals for athletic achievement, it is difficult for me to imagine what it must be like to pursue an Olympic dream. Olympic athletes make enormous sacrifices (physical, financial, social, and emotional) all with the hope of representing their country and competing against talent that has taken a similar path. Brianna Glenn …

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Amy Yoder Begley Practices Perseverance

When American middle distance runner Amy Yoder Begley talks about preparing for the Olympics, she knows what she is talking about.  In 2008 she qualified for the Beijing Olympics in the 10,000 meters by crushing the last 800 meters.  However, her performance at the Games left her unsatisfied.  And, given her aspirations for London, in …

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Christmas Abbott: Finding Her Purpose with CrossFit

Last Updated: July 25th, 2016. Are you living the life you meant to live?  Are you doing the thing that makes you happy?  Are you having a positive impact on others? A few weeks ago, I spent some time with Christmas Abbott, owner and coach at CrossFit Invoke in downtown Raleigh, and I am 100% …

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Sports Massage: How to Choose a Therapist

If you are like me, sometimes things go awry with your body. And while, there are some great resources out there to help you work out those kinks (like The Ready State), but what if those irritating issues hang around and don’t resolve themselves? Where should you turn for professional advice and assistance? To help …

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