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3 Tips to Improve Your Clean and Jerk

3 Tips to Improve Your Clean & Jerk Most of us like the clean and jerk because it’s a much simpler movement to master than the snatch. That is not to say that it is an easy movement by any means, but one that the majority of us are naturally more comfortable with when...

Bigger Squat for Bigger Lifts

Bigger Squat For Bigger Lifts One of the best ways to develop your Olympic lifts is to get stronger. One of the best ways to get stronger is to squat, a lot. Regardless of what some people may say, Olympic lifting is a strength sport. Does it require a tremendous...

What to look for in a CrossFit Trainer

CrossFit and functional fitness have taken the world by storm over the past three years. What used to be a bunch of fit men and women working out at a barn has turned into the biggest fitness competition in the world.   Every major city has a dozen of boxes with a...

3 Tips for Improving Your Snatch

3 Tips for Improving Your Snatch If you want to get better at the snatch you have to practice it - plain and simple. While we can definitely give you some nifty tips that will help you better understand the movement, there is nothing that will replace performing...

5 Things To Do NOW To Slim Down Before the Holidays

We are officially on the verge of holiday season…and with it a myriad of food temptations and weight gain traps. Don’t fret, if you act now there’s still time to tighten up before putting on your holiday finest. Do these 5 things NOW to quickly shape up… 1. Eat more...

Arsenal Strength Barbell

Arsenal Barbell Starts 11/14/2017! The Snatch and Clean & Jerk bring speed, power, coordination and mobility to your strength training. While they are definitely the most fun lifts we do they also require the most technique. And for those looking to really improve...

Fall Football Survival Guide

Although the weather doesn’t seem so, Fall is upon us. This means heading to pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and most importantly FOOTBALL SEASON! I’ll be the first to admit there is nothing better than heading to your favorite bar with friends, ordering two dozen...

Melissa Crawford: Pushing harder to reach new goals

I​ ​had​ ​thought​ ​about​ ​doing​ ​CrossFit​ ​for​ ​a​ ​couple​ ​of​ ​years​ ​and​ ​actually​ ​signed​ ​up​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​a​ ​program​ ​at another​ ​gym​ ​but​ ​never​ ​followed​ ​through​ ​because​ ​I​ ​was​ ​both​ ​intimidated​ ​by​ ​the​ ​sport​ ​itself​ ​and​...

Eric Rhodes: No Longer Fearing Failure

I started with the New You Challenge in January 2017 and was hooked from the start! My goal was to complete the 6 weeks and hopefully see more toned muscles and less flab.  And I did! My first class with the "big kids" after New You was a real eye-opener.  While New...

Three Steps to Overcome Overeating

Let's face it, the extra pounds you're carrying around are due to overeating - plain and simple. Why do you overeat? Here are a few likely reasons: Habit: Whether you realize it or not, you eat in a learned pattern, rather than out of need. You clean your plate...

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