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Why We Use Bands

The use of bands and chains or “accommodating resistance” has been popularized by Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell.  But what does that terminology mean anyway and why do we do it at Battleship CrossFit? Accommodating Resistance is a fancy term that means that resistance increases throughout the range of motion when we use bands (or …
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Chasing Goals

Here’s why you have a coach: There’s too much out there. You know you can’t do everything. A lot of it looks–or sounds–good. I’m talking about diet plans, supplements, workout programs, or even daily WODs. But you can’t do it all, and trying to do too much will actually set you back. I’m guilty! Everyone …
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Why You Should do The CrossFit Open at BCF

If you haven’t been doing CrossFit for a year or more, you may be wondering what the CrossFit Open even is.  It’s a competition held at CrossFit affiliates worldwide to serve as the first stage for competitors to qualify for the CrossFit Games in the summer.  Last year, over 429,000 people participated in The CrossFit …
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How to Stick with Your Fitness Resolutions

Each January, people everywhere set resolutions for the new year.  An overwhelming majority of those people rank losing weight and getting in shape as their top resolutions.  And, unfortunately, only a very small amount of those people stick to those resolutions long enough to achieve their goals. So how can you overcome the odds and …
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Are Carbs Bad?

Carbs are often blamed for being “bad” in today’s society.  In recent years, low-carb diets like Keto and Paleo have become extremely popular.  So what is a carb, anyway? Carbs are a macronutrient, along with protein and fat.  Carbs includes foods like bread, rice and fruit. Carbs contain about 4 calories per gram, while protein contains …
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The Importance of Box Squatting

Box squatting is a technique made popular by Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell, but it’s not only beneficial for powerlifters to do them.  They have a great carryover to Olympic lifts and to CrossFit. And, when done correctly, the box squat is one of the safest and most efficient ways for athletes of all skill …
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