Author: grandtrunkcrossfit

CrossFit Fuels Competitive Fire for Former Athlete

To say competitiveness courses through Bryan Watson’s veins would be putting it mildly. While other kids were sent to daycare in the summer while their parents worked, Bryan was riding tackling sleds on the football field during two-a-days while his dad coached the football team at Walled Lake Western in southeast Michigan. From that vantage …
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CrossFit: Sport vs Exercise Program

CrossFit has exploded in popularity as a fun and effective way to get fit. It’s popularity has evolved because it works for everyday folks who need to maintain their health, but is also extremely popular as a competitive event. Sometimes it is tough for the outside world to see the differences between the sport of …
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When Did Fruits and Vegetables Become One Word?

Fruits and vegetables seems to have become one word when it comes to giving advice on a healthy diet. However, these two different food groups must be approached with different strategies. When it comes to optimizing health you need to choose the foods that best support your health and training needs. Fruits and vegetables have …
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Member Spotlight: Shawn Penrice

Each month, we will profile a Grand Trunk CrossFit member who has seen incredible results since joining our “box”. It is our hope, that by showing you what can be accomplished through regular workouts and a commitment to fitness, you will be encouraged to take the leap and come in for a workout. This month’s …
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Ditch The Bench: Eight Press Variations You Should Be Training Instead

There are an incredible number of exercise options to train the chest and shoulder muscles. Yet most athletes stick with the same barbell and dumbbell presses year after year. When it comes to training upper body pressing there are many alternative movements that will improve strength and mobility. If you’re reading this, it might just …
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