I Can’t do FNL Because….

I can’t do Friday Night Lights this year because….   You could fill in the blank with anything.  It’s easy to come up with excuses and to feel down on ourselves because we don’t feel “competitive.”   Last year I did Friday Night Lights.  I came in last. Dead last. And I would do it […]

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Why I Do Friday Night Lights

Why do I participate in the FNL?     I have participated in the CrossFit Open each year since opening the gym. The Open is comprised of five workouts over five weeks, and this year it starts with 19.1. The workouts are identified by their year and the order in which they appear in the […]

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FNL & the CrossFit Games

Throughout the year, we hit benchmark workouts at Sycamore CrossFit (1-rep-max back squat, 1-rep-max snatch, Fran, Cindy)… The CrossFit Games Open is the time to see how we perform compared to other CrossFitters around the world. WHAT IS THE CROSSFIT OPEN? The Open is comprised of five workouts over five weeks, this year it starts […]

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Less Calories ≠ Fat Loss

Many people think weight loss is simply about cutting calories. They believe that to lose weight, you must reduce calories (either eat less or burn more). It would seem then that calories in, calories out is the only thing that matters and that to lose weight it should be as simple as eat less food, […]

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Fat Loss Sucks

I’m going to seriously start my weight loss journey tomorrow.  Got wise words to say?     It’s going to go way slower than you want.  You’re going to get frustrated. You’re going to feel like it’s not working.  You’re going to be hungry. You might even feel like crap. No matter what…don’t quit.  Keep […]

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