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Crossfit Works, Inc., Fitness Centers,
Tucson, AZ

Regional Preparation

Our Performace Team spent the last few days doing a mock Regional Competition.  They went through the workouts almost exactly as they will when we are in Salt Lake City in a couple more weeks.  In some ways the Team workouts are fairly easy on our athletes because the amount of work in a [...]

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Wins at the Police and Fire Games!!!

Kim Olech: First Place!!, Lucy Slate: 4th overall, Tim Slate 1st in Age and 11th overall

Congratulations to three members of the CrossFit Works Performance Team who competed in the CrossFit Division of the Arizona Police and Fire Games this past weekend.  Tucson Police Department member Kim Olech took FIRST OVERALL!!  Our [...]

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Boston Marathon

Congratulations to Fran, my personal training client, who just finished the Boston Marathon.  Running the Boston Marathon is always a big deal, but today’s was especially meaningful.  Last year, the Boston Marathon was the location of a violent attack which killed three spectators.  Today’s race was 9,000 runners over its usual enormous entry. [...]

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14.4 Highlights

I have watched A LOT of CrossFit in the last six years.  Thousands of workouts.  Hundreds and hundreds of crossfitters.  Still, with this fourth 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Open WOD there were several surprising and emotional moments that I will remember as some of the best CrossFit moments I have seen.  These are my [...]

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Spectator & Competitor Etiquette for CrossFit

We are into Week 2 of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Open.  You all did a great job Friday night.  By tonight you will see all our scores validated on the CrossFit Games Leaderboard.

Since many of you are new to CrossFit, some of you are new to CrossFit Works, and most of you [...]

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Good Luck to the Rincon/UHS Rangers!!

For the last 6 weeks we have been the strength and conditioning gym for the Rincon/University Highschool Rangers Baseball team.  The boys have done an incredible job.  Many of them have never been exposed to a serious strength program before, and they put excellent effort into really doing things correctly.  I was especially impressed [...]

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2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Open…registration is open

Hey all, we’ve been talking and talking to you about participating in the Open process with us.  For today’s purposes let’s just say it will be a complete and total fun time, so do it.  Here is the link to register, add yourself to our Team, CrossFit Works.

Next Tuesday evening (January 21 [...]

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Remember Tucson…

In the next few weeks our crew will be out in the community quite often.  Today we have Leslie in Cali at The OC Throwdown and we have Billi and Reed here in town participating in Remember Tucson up at CrossFit Now.  Remember Tucson is a fundraiser in memory of the six people [...]

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Upcoming Offerings…

Check out the following dates for our lifting series and Open Prep seminars.  All signups will take place in the gym.  Send an email to jen@crossfitworks.com if you have questions.

Good Luck to Leslie Johnson this weekend at the 2014 Orange County Throwdown!!

Raw Strength Series – 6 wk strength series focusing [...]

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Year Round Resolve not New Year Resolve…Prepare for The Open

The holidays have officially ended.  I realize if you are a college student you still have more time, but that totally does not count in terms of your training!!  You may have noticed that we here at CFW don’t really jump on the New Year’s resolution bandwagon.  I have owned a gym for more [...]

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A True Paleo/CrossFit Holiday Gift Suggestion

Give someone the chance to have grassfed meat and raw milk.  Give someone the chance to become the next farmer from whom you purchase the highest quality food in the world.

You are all so well-versed in the “be grateful for what you have” lectures around the holiday seasons.  I’m definitely not [...]

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Thanksgiving Schedule and Strategies

Our Thanksgiving Schedule is as follows: Closed on Wed the 27th after Open Gym at 1:00pm.  Closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving the 28th.  Closed on Friday the 29th, except for word has it that one of your coaches will be in the gym himself from 10:30 to 1:00 and is welcoming anyone who would like [...]

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A Story About <20g Carbs per day…

Warning: This is my own personal experience.  It is simply a story from someone you know about an issue that people are talking about like crazy and you all ask me about frequently.

These pictures have nothing to do with this blog post, but Laurel and Iranhy [...]

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Breaking News….

Team #RackCity has surpassed our original fundraising goal for tomorrow’s Barbells for Boobs event!!!!  Over $3000 raised for Mammograms In Action.  Yay and thankyou to everyone who is a part of this.  It is not too late to donate of course, and not too late at all to decide to come and do the [...]

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Best Female Lifter

Reminder: the gym will be closed this Saturday, Oct 12 as we host the CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification.  The CrossFit Football workout will still take place at 9:30am, but you will meet at the park.  Stay tuned for location details!

It is pretty common for our female powerlifters to come home with Best [...]

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