Xplore CrossFit likes to reflect

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I have spent 41 of the last 48 hours working hard to get the doors of Xplore CrossFit on Capitol Hill open. There have been a lot of frustrations. Boatloads. So many in fact that I have often lost sight of the wins and more importantly of the people who have been working alongside me to make it happen. Even … Read More

Xplore CrossFit likes play

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I dig this dude a lot. I resonate with what he has to say on a deep level. While what we do on a daily basis in the gym is a lot more structured the things he has to say about engaging the brain are truths connected to our practice. Double unders, power cleans, and box jumps are all ways … Read More

Xplore CrossFit believes in more of the same

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We have been at the fitness thing for a long time now. It seems like it is a never ending cycle of back squats, burpees, push ups, box jumps, and awesomecycle. Fast, slow, long, short, for time, for reps, for rounds, for God and country, but still just more of the same. When is it going to change? It’s not. … Read More

Xplore CrossFit believes in anxiety and love

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November 1 I found out my CrossFit certificate expired December 1. I decided to sit for the level 3 exam instead of renewing my level 1. I heard it was crazy long, crazy hard, but thankfully it was only moderately expensive. 4 hour test with 160 multiple choice questions including 40 video analysis questions covering program design, screening and assessment, … Read More

Good[in] to Great

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XCF is full of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  Some folks are kicking ass in the tech world making stuff a reality that the rest of us would have a hard time even dreaming up. Other folks are the grunts behind massive machines like Amazon and Microsoft but in their own way contributing to make the stuff we all take … Read More

Xplore CrossFit makes you weaker…sort of.

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One of the first things that happens when you start CrossFit is that you instantly become less fit. At least you would think this based on the complaints and comments I get from new comers. I don’t think I will ever stop hearing the cry from the fresh fish about how fit they “used to be.” Is CrossFit just hitting … Read More

Xplore CrossFit loves digging deep

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CrossFit is terrible sometimes. Not in a “hurts so good” kind of way either. I mean just absolutely “why am I paying for this terrible.” We do stuff that sucks so bad when you see it on the board your first thought is whether or not anyone really noticed that you came in and if you went back to work … Read More