From Flab to Fab My Nutrition and Fitness Journey

January 17, 2018

I always hated sweat and dirt. As a result, I spent most of my childhood with my nose in a good book. My individual athletic career (ice skating, gymnastics and ballet) pretty much ended before my tenth birthday when I realized...

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You Can’t Run from the Facts

January 8, 2018

For many years, moderate intensity steady state cardiovascular activity (MISS), and running in particular, was touted as THE best way to..

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Calories Lie. No, Really, They Do.

January 2, 2018

How many of us have heard time and time again that if we simply count calories and stay active, we will be able to lose weight/gain weight/keep our weight stable?

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Crossfit Kids and Teens

July 26, 2017

Coaches Susan and Mia are excited to be welcoming Crossfit Kids and Teens classes back to the schedule after its summer hiatus. Here's a rundown of the program, and more information about the schedule.

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July 2017 Gymnastics Challenge!

June 28, 2017

Want to get better at Pull-ups or Handstand Push-ups?

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4 Tips For Starting CrossFit - Part 2

June 26, 2017

The movement assessment and learning the fundamental exercises in a CrossFit introductory program is of value to an endurance athlete. Any athlete really.

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What is your first class like at Mountain Strength? Part 1

May 10, 2017

Last Saturday morning I parked in the back lot behind Mountain Strength CrossFit, about two miles from where I live in the Boston metro area. I was there for my first Base Camp session, an introduction to the movements and methodology of CrossFit.

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Why Purposeful Practice Matters for Every Athlete

April 24, 2017

As you practice, myelin begins to coat the neurons responsible for the motor patterns you are creating.

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Don't Forget Your Toothbrush

March 21, 2017

They’re jam packed with good stuff for the body, relatively inexpensive, a certified sustainable food source, and convenient. And maybe even more importantly, they may just help in surviving the impending zombie apocalypse.

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What to expect when you come to Mountain Strength CrossFit - Coach Rich

March 9, 2017

When you walk through the doors expect to be greeted by our staff and members. We will know your name when you get here and be ready for a handshake or a high five. We are interested in learning as much about you to determine how we can immediately begin

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Stand Like You Mean It ~ By Coach Warren

February 13, 2017

Many of us sit for hours at a time with soft bellies and slouched shoulders. By the time we finally decide to peel our butts from the chair, our glutes have turned off, our backs have rounded, and any semblance of good posture has been lost.

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How to Compete

January 16, 2017

If you are satisfied with your fitness, then put competing out of your mind. But if you dream of getting better at CrossFit, want to improve your confidence and self-esteem, and like to learn new, surprising things about yourself, then competition...

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Why We're Not Doing a Nutrition Challenge

January 13, 2017

It’s January! Let’s go on a diet! Millions of American say this every year. And millions of Americans start out strong with great motivation.

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Building Better Habits: You're Talking to Yourself

January 9, 2017

Do you talk yourself out of doing things that would be challenging or scary?
Do you have trouble seeing yourself as a successful athlete?
Do you make excuses or complain?

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Building Better Habits: Measuring Up

December 21, 2016

Do we decide what weight to use based on what others have done?
Do we check each others’ scores to figure out how fast we need to go?
Are we only happy with our scores if we’re near the top of the leaderboard?

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Cold Weather Care

November 28, 2016

As the cooler weather arrives, athletes may begin noticing changes in how their body feels-- and I don’t mean just “cold.”

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