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Total Body Strength: The Best 6 Exercises You’ve Never Done


Written by: Evan Whitemyer CF South Shore L-1 Coach     Throwing hundreds of pounds on a bar and half-repping squats isn’t cool. We are entering a new age of fitness, where moving well and looking good reigns supreme to bro-reps. Functional movements have been proven time and time again to improve posture and increase movement efficiency in our daily lives. It’s time to step outside your comfort zone. As coaches, having o

Fuel Up: The Best Supplements for CrossFitters


Fuel Up: The Best Supplements For CrossFitters By: Evan Whitemyer   As coaches we are constantly asked questions by athletes and friends such as “what do I eat?” or “how can I make sure I’m putting the right fuel in my body?” One of the biggest parts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is solid nutrition. Eating well while filling the gaps in our diets can be a big factor in improving our sleep schedule, increasing producti

CrossFit…a technical failure


In CrossFit, everyday you have the chance to improve on something. Whether it’s your time on the workout, a new deadlift PR, or finishing the 2000m Row before your buddy who always seems to crush you. A lot of the movements done in CrossFit have a high level of skill involved when learning them. When these two mix, many make argument that the olympic lifts and other high skill movements along with competing against yourself and others on the le

Don’t Leave Class Without your Cash


Cashing Out - 3 Reasons CrossFitters Should Do More Accessory Work WRITTEN BY: EVAN WHITEMYER Many CrossFitters make the decision to take off right after the METCON or AMRAP in the class programming day in and out, that habit needs to be changed. Believe me, I know the feeling after a workout where you lay down next to the barbell that almost crushed you and all you want is a giant cheeseburger and breath of fresh air, but taking a few minutes

Thriving Through the Holidays


By: Nicholas Sarruda The holiday season is rolling around and for a lot of us it reminds us that there will be much merrier times ahead of relaxation and extra time to be spent with loved ones; but much like your first semester of college, a lot of us tend to accept the fact that gaining a few extra “LB’s” is inevitable. As a trainer, gym owner and someone who refuses to accept bullshit excuses- I just cannot allow myself, or those who com

A Holistic Approach To Well-Being: Balancing Fitness And Self-Care


Written By: Sheila Olson of FitSheila.com At the end of a long workday, the last thing you feel like doing is dropping by the gym for a workout or prepping a nutritious meal from scratch. However, evidence shows that a healthy diet and regular physical exercise has health benefits for body and mind alike. How can we integrate fitness into our schedule and make it less of a chore? The answer is to approach self-care in a holistic, whole body fash

A Conversation with Will Homsy


Coaches At CFSS: A Conversation with Will Homsy By: Evan Whitemyer Will Homsy has been coaching at CrossFit South Shore since the start of summer 2018 is currently an Intern at Reebok CrossFit One in Boston. He is a CF-L1 trainer and about to start his senior year at Umass Amherst, where he majors in Sports Management. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Will and asking him a few questions about CrossFit, his diet, and much more

Whats In My Gym Bag? 10 Essentials for the Perfect Workout


What’s In My Gym Bag? 10 Essentials For The Perfect Workout By: Evan Whitemyer Owning proper equipment and gear is extremely important for athletes looking to perform at a high level, and it will help you be prepared for any test that you may see in training. This is not a packing list for the gym bag of a Crossfitter, but instead a list of what I keep in my bag that I believe prepares me for every workout.   Shoes: Training,

Could Fitness Be the Key to Healing From Addiction?


Written by: Susan Treadway Blog Contributor & Founder of Rehab Holistics   It’s no secret that the United States and many other parts of the world are currently battling a growing problem with addiction and addiction-related deaths. Tragically, drug abuse remains the leading cause of accidental death throughout our nation. An estimated 44 percent of Americans know a loved one who is addicted to prescription painkillers and that do

5 Ways to Own Your Day


5 Ways to Own the Day By: Evan Whitemyer What can I do to be better? How can I give my life meaning? How can I ensure that I can fall asleep knowing I made the most of my day? Making the most out of your day can seem like a daunting task at times, but there are many ways to make this possible.   #1: Set goals. As a coach, athlete, and student I have found that the best way to set a goal for myself and for clients is to establish a

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