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Getting ready for the Fenway Spartan Sprint

Here are some prep notes for anyone getting ready for the Fenway Spartan Sprint in November. Before the race: Get some quality sleep before the race (especially if you are running at 8am) and fuel up the day before with quality veggies (carbs) and some

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10 yrs in Winchester, Ma – Celebration Event

Mountain Strength Fitness to host an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Sunday October 17, 2021 at 70 Cross Street, Winchester, MA 01890.  Special thanks to our Sponsors: LiftGenie and LIFEAID Beverage Company. Mountain Strength Fitness has been in operation at 70 Cross Street in

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Sleep Impacts More Than Just Your Starbucks Habit

By Coach Alex Larcom, MPH, RD, LDN I’m sure it doesn’t take much to convince anyone of the merits of sleep. No one likes to feel tired and sluggish after too few hours of shuteye. But sleep can affect more than just how tired you

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Covid Restrictions Update – May 2021

As you may be aware Massachusetts is set to lift Covid restrictions on Sat May 29th. The lifting of these restrictions will allow us to increase class capacity, remove masks for those that have been vaccinated and help us get back to pre-covid day to

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MSCF Coach Interview: Katie Hulse

About Katie: Profession: Immunologist.  Was a faculty member at Northwestern University, now works for a big pharma company. Hometown: Waukesha, WI Family: Married, 11 year old son Lives in: Winchester I assume that everyone who coaches CrossFit is someone who first “got hooked” on CrossFit. 

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Small Steps towards Big Lifts: The Case for Deliberate Practice

By Coach Mike Flanagan Has this long winter got you down?  Cheer up—vaccines are on the horizon, and in April, we’ll be opening another session of weekend Barbell Club!  Olympic lifts are among the most complex and athletically demanding skills that we teach at Mountain

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Vegetables not your thing? What is the Carnivore Diet?

The Carnivore Diet Experiment  By Coach Warren Cormier  Well, that was interesting. I did a complete reset in January 2021 as far as diet and some other lifestyle changes. Full disclosure, I am not a nutritionist or dietitian but rather just a curious, open minded

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Hitting the Books: Exercised, by Daniel Lieberman

By Coach Mike Flanagan Earlier this month, Harvard biologist Daniel Lieberman started a media tour for Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding, a book that takes a look at the science and practice of exercise through an evolutionary lens, and

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