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Interview with Adam Kendhammer

Adam Kendhammer is a seasoned veteran of the Minneapolis Mayhem Rugby Football Club. As a prop, he is a self-described “tank of the rugby field”, a physical power force ready to hold the opposing team back at whatever cost. In our interview, he discusses the training required for such an intense sport and the importance…

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Don’t Write Your Ending

As a kid, I loved the Choose Your Own Adventure book series. For those of you deprived of this fun 80s reading experience, essentially every few pages you were forced to make a decision about what happens next. If you choose to go to talk to the mysterious old lady, you flip to page 35;…

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March Bamfness: The Final Four

All last week, MMG hosted “March Bamfness”, a single-elimination bracket-style tournament to crown one of the eight benchmark CrossFit “Girl” WODs as the most bad-ass.Well the results are in and we have our Final Four. In Round 1, it was Jackie versus Grace. People had to pick their poison between a combo of rowing, thrusters…

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Aye Kalimba: Do Something that Scares You

Time for a flashback. **Cue smoke** It’s 3:45pm and my track coach tells us to go run a lap around our dirt track in rural Nebraska. I walk out out gym door dragging my feet while complaining about having to run when all I do is shot put and discus. As a senior in high…

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Training, Like Life, Requires Balance

In our American culture of self-help books and Dr. Phil and required touchy-feely human resource seminars, we are all hypersensitive of the need for a work-life balance. Every day we are berated by “experts” in newspapers and magazines and Today Show segments giving us tips and tricks on how to achieve it. If you Google…

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March Bamfness: Helen vs. Nancy

All this week, MMG is hosting March Bamfness, a single-elimination bracket-style tournament to crown one of the eight benchmark CrossFit “Girl” WODs as the most bad-ass. In our fourth match-up, it’s Helen versus Nancy. I had to pit these two Girl WODs against each other because of their common denominator – both make you lace…

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March Bamfness: Cindy vs. Annie

All this week, MMG is hosting March Bamfness, a single-elimination bracket-style tournament to crown one of the eight benchmark CrossFit “Girl” WODs as the most badass. In our third match-up, it’s Cindy versus Annie. They sound so innocent and sweet, but these girls will knock your books out of your hand, slam you into the…

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March Bamfness: Karen vs. Angie

All this week, MMG is hosting March Bamfness, a single-elimination bracket tournament to crown one of the eight benchmark CrossFit “Girl” WODs as the most badass. In the second round of March Bamfness, it’s Karen versus Angie. Get your abacus out because these ladies are going to make you count a lot of reps before…

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March Bamfness: Jackie vs. Grace

With the arrival of spring each year comes the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, otherwise known as March Madness. There are an estimated 50 million people in the United States who filled out a tournament bracket this year. At this point, however, you are probably already cursing your picks and misguided approach (like choosing…

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Interview with Dan Vinson

Dan Vinson is a CrossFit athlete and coach who believes that training does not need to be limited to some barbells and a box. A described “wild man”, he loves the outdoors and the adventure it can bring to any workout. In our exclusive interview, we discuss his career as a Division 1 athlete, his…