Ode to Chalk

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At CrossFit Watertown, we keep our chalk balls in smiley-face buckets because it’s just plain fun to chalk up and lift. So, on a day when the morning crew struggled …

Without Reservation

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This week’s no-reservation recommendation: Pendlay Weighlifting Bars. If you’re going to buy a bar to do some Olympic lifting, don’t waste your time asking the teen-age kids at Sports Authority …

Without Reservation

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This week’s full-out recommendation: Starting Strength. If you’re a CrossFitter, you’re probably already familiar with Mark Rippetoe’s fabulous guide to basic barbell training; and if you’re not, buy it now. …

Seven Words of Wisdom

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Can you offer wisdom in just seven words? That’s the challenge over at Tara Parker-Pope’s health blog at the New York Times: Seven Word Wisdom Contest.  There are some interesting …

Wish or Work?

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The poster in the background says it all: Wish or Work? Those who really want a thing always work until they get it. Pluck makes luck. Here’s Sue, who has …

Without Reservations

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After this morning’s workout, we were talking about books — and the unfortunate occurrence when an author includes something questionable into their up-to-that-moment valid argument for their viewpoint: for example, …