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Nutrition Seminar!

Remember to stop by the gym tomorrow at 8am for Nutrition Seminar by Janelle and stay for 9am workout!  Monday is the first day of the 800g Challenge! WHAT IS IT? The #800gChallenge was designed by OptimizeMe Nutrition. Eat 800 grams (g) or fruits and/or vegetables, by weight, per day. No foods are eliminated, but… Read more »

CrossFit Pyramid

CrossFit Pyramid. I will go ahead and say it “I love CrossFit”.  I am that person who loves to know all the details about every movement, not to out talk someone in the field, but to educate anyone and everyone as general or specific as they need.  As athletes grow we as coaches push to… Read more »

What is Fitness?

What is Fitness? One of the reasons CrossFit has become so popular is it finally took the word fitness and defined it to three standards which can be observed, measured, and retested.  Which before CrossFit fitness was defined as “the condition of being physically fit and healthy”.  That definition is subject to interpretation and not… Read more »

Handstand Push Up vs Pike Push Up

The Handstand Push Up vs Pike Push Up   When we work on a movement at CrossFit Bear the goal is always to utilize full range of motion in that movement.  Whether it be a handstand push-up or an air squat the goal is that we are achieving full range of motion which will enable… Read more »

Wayne’s 2019 Goals

Wayne’s 2019 Goals Hi everyone just thought I would write a few fun facts about me and share some of my goals for 2019. We have so many new athletes that we don’t always get to talk to due to class schedules. So a little bit about me. I’m 48 years old, so don’t listen… Read more »

Static Strength

 Static strength is the strength your body recruits when doing holds in certain positions.  Some really common ones we have done before are the hollow hold, plank hold, and handstand hold.  When we start developing strength for higher level gymnastics skills we get into more complex holds such as the dip hold, false-grip hold, and… Read more »

Kettlebell Swing Start

The start position in the kettlebell swing can be done two ways.  One way is you can deadlift it first and then begin to generate momentum for the swing.  The second way is to start with the kettlebell in front of you.     Back is maintaining a neutral spine with the kettlebell and your… Read more »

Athlete Spotlight: Jackie Copley

Athlete Spotlight: Jackie Copley If you don’t know Jackie I would get to know her. Jackie has been coming to CrossFit Bear for a while now and she always amazes me and inspires me to do just a little bit more. Her work ethic and ability to push even when everything seems to be trying… Read more »

New Year Plan

New Year Plan Going into the New Year with a plan. For ease and community support Janelle and I decided the 800g challenge is a great way to start that plan. It is a great way to get lots of great micro-nutrients into your body without forcing you to take anything away from your current… Read more »