October 5, 2016

2016 Smackdown Workout Hint #1

Eager? Anxious? Fear not, all your answers about one of the workouts programmed for the 2016 Smackdown are below. You just have to figure them out first. Oh, and then figure out what they all mean. And then you’ll have your answers. Questions, observations, or general gripes about the ludicrousness […]
October 3, 2016
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2016 Smackdown Registration

Whelp, with just under two weeks to go till the Smackdown (Saturday, Oct. 15, 9am-5pm), it’s time to get those teams registered. In the off-chance you’re unfamiliar with what all this nonsense about this so-called “Smackdown” is about, be sure to check out our original announcement about what the Smackdown is, […]
September 30, 2016
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CFDC Athlete Spotlight: JP & Angie F.

One was recently named the nation’s Best New Mixologist (no, seriously).  The other happens to own several of the city’s hottest bars.  They stumbled on CrossFit 6 months ago, and haven’t looked back since.  Cheers to our latest and greatest spotlight athletes — H Street rock-stars Angie and JP F.! *  *  * […]
September 23, 2016
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The 2016 CrossFit DC SMACKDOWN

That’s right, CFDCers, get excited – it’s time for CrossFit DC’s annual intra-gym team competition, the Smackdown! This will be fifth iteration of the Smackdown, and if you’re wondering just what all the fuss is about, we’re here to slap you up with some Smackdown knowledge: Exactly what is the […]
August 31, 2016
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CFDC Athlete Spotlight: Chelsey F.

Yogi.  Travel enthusiast.  Former Body Pump devotee.  And since January — CrossFit DC member!  Read on below for more from our very own Chelsey F.  — from her love for burpees and old-school hip-hop to how being strong helps in everyday life.    How long have you been doing CrossFit, and what […]
August 25, 2016
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Ask the Coach: Keeping Count

OK, it’s been some months now since the CrossFit Games Open wrapped up.  And now that the agony and ecstasy of 16.5 have finally (hopefully) subsided, maybe it’s about time for a little reminiscing. The Open is awesome for a number of reasons.  The community is unbelievable.  The coaching is […]
August 1, 2016
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CFDC Athlete Spotlight: Aaron A.

CrossFit as gospel and redeemer.   Training dirty.   Feeling like an outsider looking in — then coming into CFDC and discovering a team.   Plus — a can’t-miss bonus soundtrack, with dedications to boot!   All this and more, from our latest and greatest CFDC Athlete Spotlight. Ladies and gents […]
July 18, 2016
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Injury, Recovery, and Hard-Earned Lessons

By Coach Jessi You probably know Coach Jessi from her expert coaching at 14th Street, her small-but-mighty O-lifting feats, or her standout skill set (ever hear of the legend of Jessi B and the AMRAP pistols?). What you might not know is that Jessi has spent the past year patiently […]
July 11, 2016
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Ask the Coach: How to Un-Suck Your Row

By Coach Tess Hey Coach! Is there ANYTHING I can do to make rowing less awful? Anything! Anything at all?   * * * If you moan and groan — or sob and sob — or conveniently “can’t make it to class” — whenever rowing comes up in a workout… you’re in luck! As […]