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The Cigar City CrossFit Games

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The Cigar City CrossFit Games will run from July 31st - Aug 5th. The winning man and woman will be crowned the 2017 Fittest Athletes at Cigar City CrossFit. There will be a total of seven events that will challenge you on every aspect within the fitness continuum. Every athlete is encouraged to participate. Workouts will have scaling options, however the workouts are designed to be inclusive in nature. The cost of the event is hard ass work. Cancel your travel plans, we've got a fitness mountain to climb.


The Importance of Individual Programming

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If you're interested in competing in the sport of CrossFit, you'll never reach your potential by following a one-size-fits-all program. CompTrain by Ben Bergeron is the most prevalent comp training template out there and we take the time to dissect it and show where it falls short.


The Top 5 Reasons To Sign Up for the CrossFit Open

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The CrossFit open is officially here. The first workout will be released this Thursday. Athletes all over the world will participate in one of the largest community driven sporting events in the history of the human race. The question stands; why in the hell should you sign up and participate? ...


Body Image Problems? CrossFit Can Help

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Growing up and playing sport, I never worried about my body image. I was born and raised a tomboy; I never wasted my time on boy bands or celebrities or painting my nails because there were always rocks to pick and sports to play. It’s not that I was blind to pop culture (I loved Christina Aguilera), I guess I just never allowed its messages to resonate in my mind.


Cheatsheet for the CrossFit Open

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Looking to prepare for the CrossFit Open? Here's a cheatsheet for all the stuff you need to know. Use this post a reference.


Training for the CrossFit Open - Strength

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To be successful at CrossFit, you have to be a three headed monster - you must be strong, skillful and have an aerobic engine that won’t quit. But, for better or worse, many people get fixated on the strength. It’s understandable as to why. Lifting a bunch of weight is not only manly but it’s easy to convey to another person when sizing them up. Here’s a typical conversation between two guys meeting for the first time at the gym.


Why I do CrossFit

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Lately, I’ve taken to training alone. Mike, my partner, has created a 10 week long program designed to help me prepare for the upcoming CrossFit open. With the advent of a category for 35-40 year olds, we’re hoping I’ll have a fighting chance at making it to regionals. Qualifying to ...


How To Be A CrossFit Regionals Athlete

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So, you want to make it to CrossFit Regionals next year? As a coach and CrossFit gym owner, I hear this comment all the time. First, I want to state for the record that I think this is a great goal. Having a competitive goal can keep the fire in your ...


Community Update

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Hello Community! We’re officially six weeks into the opening of Cigar City CrossFit and Ben and I couldn’t be more happy with the development of our small but growing community. Thank you all for your vote of confidence and your continued effort day in and day out to get better. ...


The Story Behind "Murph"

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On June 28, 2005, four Navy SEALs on a reconnaissance mission in the Kunar province of Afghanistan were ambushed by an overwhelming Taliban force. Team leader Lt. Michael Murphy, unable to call for help from his location, walked into the center of enemy fire, where his satellite phone might work. ...


Gear for the CrossFit Athlete

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Recently several athletes have approached me with questions about CrossFit gear. Anyone that's been doing CrossFit for more than a few weeks has inevitably collected a small treasure trove of gear, assorted charms, and snake oils to aid them in their journey to fitness. I dove into my own gym ...


Starting a CrossFit Gym

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When Ben and I started down the path of wanting to open a CrossFit gym, we knew finding the right location would go far in setting us up for success. Unbeknownst to us, looking for commercial real estate is an arduous and drawn out process. We saw many buildings that ...


Why Do CrossFit

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The other day I had a heated debate with my mother about CrossFit. Specifically, why she should be doing it. I’ll preface this by mentioning she is my biggest supporter, therapist, cheerleader, and probably my best friend. Naturally, I’ve tried to preach the good word of CrossFit to her on ...


What to Expect When Starting CrossFit

When picking a CrossFit gym, everyone has a laundry list of things they’d like to see their box equipped with. Naturally, I’ve been approached with questions about what Cigar City CrossFit will offer. Mostly I address the big issues and concerns. How much is a membership, what are your hours, ...


The Beginning of Cigar City CrossFit

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Allow Myself to Introduce... Myself Welcome to the Cigar City CrossFit's weekly Blog. This forum is a way for Cigar City CrossFit to share content about exercise, diet, lifestyle, and the general concerns of CrossFit Athletes. I am the head coach and author, Benjamin Bunn, CEO and co-founder. I'll do ...


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