Angie's Blog
  • Motivation is not what you need…
    ***Warning*** this may leave you a little butt hurt. I am not your cheerleader or your personal motivator. Matter of fact, I don’t even like the word ‘motivation’. Motivation is temporary and it’s an ...
  • A Week In the Life: Food
    I have been working with Justin Harris for almost a year now, and having him to keep me on track this offseason has a been huge.  When we started I was 198lbs and now I am 20lbs heavier, and I’m the ...
  • A September to Remember
    On The Road Again It’ been a busy month for Steve and I. Since we are empty nesters it’s a bit easier to get away, however we have jobs and fur babies so we greatly appreciate the help we had ...
  • Callous Care
    Building Callouses Despite what you may have heard, callouses on our hands are actually a good thing. Large callouses however, are not. Let’s start by defining what a callous actually is. ...
  • Year One in Review
    NBS Anniversary Labor Day was my one year anniversary with NBS Fitness.  I knew coming into this hard driving powerlifting/strongman community there would be a few high brows. I recall one of the ...
  • What I’m Reading..
    Short Attention Span I have a hard time keeping my attention on one thing for very long. I desperately try not to multitask as I recently learned that that’s more of a half ass-ing of multiple ...
  • Let’s Get Past the Stigma
    Life Advisors I feel like if counselors and therapists were called “Life Advisors” there would be less stigma placed on those who see them. Or, less stigma placed on mental health overall. When ...
  • Why CrossFit Class Isn’t Just a Workout 
    The CrossFit Games I sat glued to my computer screes all weekend watching the CrossFit Games. My friend Gus Vandervort participated in the Master’s 55 and older category, so of course I wanted to see ...
  • Zombie Bait
    I’ve had a lot of things on my mind this week that I wanted to blog about, so much so that’s been hard to narrow down a topic. However, after reading David and Bobby’s latest blogs, I decided to ...
  • Single largest participatory sporting event in the world…
    The CrossFit Games For the first time in CrossFit Games history, it will be televised on a national network. The Games will be broadcast through 2017 and 2018 on CBS, CBS Sports Network and CBS ...
  • Keep Your Head Out of It
    I don’t feel like training today. A couple of weeks ago I was pretty down in the dumps. I had had an emotionally challenging weekend with a trip to Brinkley to see my dad, who is very sick with ...
  • How People Have Changed Their Lives Through CrossFit
    Lives are Changing! I recently pulled a few of our CrossFitters aside and asked them to share how CrossFit has changed them. It seems dramatic, I know, but CrossFit has truly made such positive ...
  • Reasons Why I LOVE the Airdyne
    Ok, I Lied First of all, I don’t love the Airdyve (AD), as a matter of fact there have been times when I have hated the AD. Wait, that too is a lie, I almost always hate the AD. Buuuuut, I have seen ...
  • “One Piece at a Time”
    Puzzled We were fortunate enough to enjoy some much needed time with our grandson last weekend. Jackson is absolutely our greatest joy and we treasure our time with him. During our customary trip to ...
  • Why Your Kids Should Do CrossFit Kids
    Why CrossFit Kids I’ve been coaching kids for as long as I’ve been coaching adults. One of the focuses has always been teaching kids proper movement patterns that will translate when they ...
  • Ounces, Pounds, Basal Ganglia, Expectations, the AT, and Other Musings
    All Weight Matters As many of you know, I set out for a hike on the Appalachian Trail recently. I made my list, my pack was packed, my shoes were tied and my course was set. We were dropped off by a ...
  • My AT Prep
    I’m one week out from my first hike on the Appalachian Trail and I’m nervously excited! We will be in the Shenandoah Valley area of the AT.  I only decided to do this about 5 weeks ago so ...
  • Turkish Get Up
    Kettlebell Training Kettlebell training has always been a favorite of mine. I took a course several years ago and became Level 1 Certified in Kettlbell training in 2010. Eventually, I’d like to ...
  • Coaches Need Coaches
    Softball As I’ve discussed in other blogs, I came from a relatively active background. I started playing softball at age 10 and, since I was by far the smallest on the team, I was best suited ...
  • In The Letters…
    A Legacy She was of sound mind and body until the last 2 weeks of her life. After a brief illness, she passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017.  My husband’s grandmother “Rene” lived ...
  • Dem Bones, Dem Bones
    Bone Health We all know the benefits of a strength and conditioning program from a muscular standpoint, but let’s pause and think about the benefits your bones receive. Our bones are living ...
  • Be Relentless
    “Be Better” If there was only one thing (as a coach) I would want for each and every one of the people I train, it is this: Be Better. “I come to classes 3-4 times a week, I work ...
  • Kettlebell Swings…How and Why
    How to Be A Great Swinger! Kettlebell swings are personally one of my favorite exercises.  No matter your fitness level, you can learn to swing properly and efficiently. Swing Stance and Set Up Start ...
  • My meal prep…this works for me.
    Meal Prep is Key! Since starting with a nutrition coach nearly 9 months ago, one thing quickly became abundantly clear….I had to plan if I was going to be successful.  Meal prep has been the ...
  • Where will you be?
    It’s been a month since you made your New Year’s Resolution. How are you doing with it? I hope that you’ve made it a full month. I hope that you’re holding steadfast to your ...
  • How to get better at CrossFit
    One of the questions I’m asked on a regular basis from someone new to CrossFit, or someone considering CrossFit is, “how many times per week should I come?”. If you are new to ...
  • The CrossFit Open…what is it and why should you care about it?
    The first ever CrossFit Games was held in 2007 in Southern California at what is knows as, “The Ranch”. Anyone could sign up to compete. This was the workout for the 2-day competition. ...
  • The Fear of CrossFit
    “CrossFit is dangerous”, “CrossFit is scary”, “You can get hurt in CrossFit”. These are all phrases I hear consistently.  Quite honestly, there is little in this ...
  • Kipping Pull Up, Part 3
    Kipping Pull Up – The Final Chapter You’ve established a superman (arch) and the hollow position and we’ve taken that movement onto the bar. The next step is actually getting the ...
  • Mindset Muscles
    Your mind can help you or hurt you On any given day in any given situation, our mind will set us up for failure or success. A negative mindset in social situations may go something like ...
  • Kipping Pull Up, Part 2
    Last article we established that the hollow hold position is the most fundamental movement in creating success in kipping pull ups. This article we will add the arch or ‘Superman’ ...
  • I got 99 problems but my fitness ain’t one…
    That’s what most of us trainers/coaches would like to hear!  Instead, we hear about the 99 problems that have been keeping you FROM your fitness!           Warning!! ...
  • It’s Almost Over
    While scrolling through Facebook this morning and thinking about what I wanted to blog about, I couldn’t help noticing the consistency in disdane for Trump/Clinton up and down my newsfeed. ...
  • Stay Positive, Be Resiliant
    Two weeks ago one of my CrossFitters from Wolf River and (a very dear friend) was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went in for a routine mammogram, a lump was discovered, testing was done and cancer ...
  • Kipping Pull Up
    The kipping pull up is perhaps one of the most sought after gymnastic movements in CrossFit, but can take quite some time to learn. While it may appear as though one is just swinging on the bar and ...
  • Cake, Vodka, and Abs
    My Journey with Nutrition I grew up a skinny kid. I was shorter than my classmates and I was, by far, the tiniest. I could eat anything I wanted and never gain an ounce. Being small was great when it ...
  • CrossFit & GPP
    I started CrossFit in December of 2008 and began coaching in June of 2009. Prior to CF, I had been active with roller derby and running. I  worked out at ATC for awhile and even did a short stint ...

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