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My First Powerlifting Meet

This past weekend I competed in my first powerlifting meet at Solcana CrossFit, which is run my friend Coach Hannah. The meet was geared towards first-timers and consisted of twelve men and twelve women, most of whom came from Solcana, CrossFit Rigor,Twin Town Fitness and


One Flip Forward, Two Backsprings Back

Recently my CrossFit box organized a small group of us to take a gymnastics class at Gleason’s Gymnastic School in Eagan. There are a lot of WODs in CrossFit that involve gymnastic skills, such as a handstand and a muscle-up. I eagerly signed up as it seemed like a great complement to


Understanding the Texas Method

Over the summer, my CrossFit gym converted their box in Northeast Minneapolis into a bad-ass barbell club. I was picked to be a part of a test group of members to put the place through its paces and see how a programmed weight-lifting class would


Aye Kalimba: Turn Down for What?

The following is a guest post from Kalimba Edwards, a friend, athlete, firefighter and self proclaimed “everyday soccer mom”. Her current goal is to attempt one competition every month in 2014. She regularly shares her adventures on her blog Aye Kalimba – the training, the