When Should You Go Rx?

When Should You Go Rx? By Erik Castiglione Greetings Relentless Family! This week’s blog post is in response to a question I’ve gotten a lot recently in class, and it’s one that makes me very happy. The question is some form of “I can do (insert movement here), but at...

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Competitors’ Program Annoucement

Competitors' Program Announcement Introduction Greetings Relentless Family! As we mentioned in our announcement email, we are organizing a competitors’ program here at CFR. I apologize for the delay in announcing the requirements, but it is for good reason.  At...

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CrossFit for General Fitness Vs. CrossFit the Sport

CrossFit for General Fitness Vs. CrossFit the Sport by Erik Castiglione Greetings Relentless Family! Today we’re going to delve into a brief history of CrossFit so that we can look at the two different sects of it. If you want to know why without actually getting into...

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Stop Dealing with Nagging Injuries

Stop Dealing with Nagging Injuries: By Derek McDermott   We have some exciting news for all of you in the CrossFit Relentless Family! We have officially partnered with Select Physical Therapy (specifically their Bloomfield II Location) to offer FREE injury and...

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BrainWod: The Ancillary Benefit to CrossFit

BrainWod: The Ancillary Benefit to CrossFit By Derek McDermott Outside of the obvious physical attributes that lifting a barbell creates, days/weeks/months’ worth of burpees and air squats also comes with some mental “gains.” I recently read an article that talked...

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Should You Take Dietary Supplements?

Should You Take Dietary Supplements? by Coach Erik The answer, as with most health and fitness related questions, is, “it depends.” As the name should imply, supplements are design to FILL GAPS in your diet; they are not meant to replace it. So, what are your gaps?...

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Treat, Don’t Cheat

Treat, Don't Cheat By Erik Castiglione Greetings Relentless Family! Last week we analyzed a number of different nutritional plans to show you what’s out there. We also determined that the best plan in the one that you’ll actually follow. This week, I’m going to talk...

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The 3 Common Pieces of Weightlifting Gear

The 3 Common Pieces of Weightlifting Gear By Derek McDermott With the newly formed Viking Barbell Club (yes, that’s us!), our weightlifting team is getting ready for another sanctioned meet on June 11th in Wilton, CT. Like many sports, weightlifting has its own...

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Which Nutrition Plan is Best for You?

Greetings Relentless Family! For the month of June, we’ll be talking about nutrition. As you are all CrossFitters, you have no doubt heard terms like “Paleo” and “Zone” or “Macros” thrown around. It’s hard to know where to start with so many different options. Today,...

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How to Mobilize – Part II

Greetings Relentless Family! It’s good to be stateside once again. In last week’s article, we talked about how to do some pre-WOD mobility to prep you for the day’s workout. Today’s article is “How to Mobilize – Part II.” Today, we’re going to talk about post WOD...

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How to Mobilize – Part I

Greetings Relentless Family! Apologies for the lateness of this week’s post, I’ve been busy journeying into the land of the midnight sun. Despite this, I’ve managed to keep up with my mobility work. Have you? In the last two weeks we discussed the “What” and “Why” of...

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Six Reasons to Do Mobility Work

Welcome to week 2 of our mobility series! Last week, we defined mobility to help you understand what it actual is. This week, we discuss why it’s important. Below are six reasons to do mobility work: Safety – By improving your mobility, you can make sure that you are...

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Mobility: What is it?

As members of our Relentless Family, I’m sure by now you’ve heard the word “mobility” thrown around pretty frequently. If not, you need to pay more attention in class! Many of you have a vague idea of what mobility is, but this month I want to give it a lot more...

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How to Fix Your Rowing Technique

Do you hate rowing? Does it seem to take you forever to get through the rowing portion of your WOD? If so, it could be that your technique is off. The Concept 2 Rowing Ergometer is a machine that favors efficiency of movement. (That and taller, heavier athletes. If...

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It’s Not Your Fault

Ever have a bad day at the gym? One of those days where the weights feel heavy, you can’t seem to move fast, and no matter what you try, your body just doesn’t respond? Ever have that turn into a week or two? I’m here to tell you that it’s not your fault. via GIPHY...

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Working Out on Vacation

It’s been a pretty light week attendance-wise here at CrossFit Relentless as many of you are on vacation. Fear not! Your time away will not disrupt your fitness journey. When it comes to working out on vacation, you have a number of options available to you. Option 1:...

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How We Adapt to Training

There is a common thought among many CrossFitters that if some is good, more must be better. This is not necessarily true, and is often dangerous. More often than not, athletes pick bits and pieces from different programs, trying to mix and match haphazardly....

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Keep Things in Perspective

Another Open Season has come and gone, and now it’s time for some self-reflection. Did you do as well as you hoped? Was there a particular WOD or two that didn’t go so well for you? Did you finish lower than expected in the gym, or in the region? As with any...

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Training on the Nerve

It’s almost go time… maybe it’s a 1 rep max attempt, or maybe you’re about to tackle the next Open WOD. You’ve got your favorite pump up song blasting in your headphones, you’re waiting for your pre-workout to kick in, and you’re thinking of everything that pisses you...

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Beat Your Goat!

By Erik Castiglione Open WOD 17.3 has just closed, which means we are 60% done with the Open. Given the variety of movements that we’ve seen, chances are you’ve had some good WODs, and maybe a couple bad ones. If this was the case for you, take a minute and think...

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