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How to Survive Your First Week of CrossFit - Part 2

CrossFit has the power to transform your body and your life, but it’s important to get off to a great start. As we said in our last blog, it can be difficult for some people to get through their first week. In our last blog, we discussed a few things you can do to make sure your first week goes well and sends you into your second week full of confidence. They included releasing your previous fitness knowledge, being willing to ask questions, and sticking to the basics when it comes to gear. In today’s blog, we have a few more tips to share with you. Don’t be stupid. You may have seen a picture of some strong CrossFit veteran...

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How to Survive Your First Week of CrossFit - Part 1

CrossFit has taken the world by storm for a reason: it works. It not only delivers results, it creates community. When you join a CrossFit gym (or “Box”), you become part of a family growing together and supporting one another through the journey. People get incredible results from CrossFit because it’s more than just a workout; it’s a lifestyle that takes people to the next level. Many times, they are so busy enjoying being part of a community and relishing enhanced wellness, their muscle results are secondary. One of the hardest parts of CrossFit is actually walking into the Box for the first time. Many people find it very intimidating to overcome that first hurdle, and it’s often because they’re...

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Fight Blisters and Calluses with These Tips - Part 2

Keeping your hands healthy when you ask a lot of them is a challenge. Sure, hands do a lot for people on a daily basis, but some of us like rock climbing, rowing, weightlifting, CrossFit, and simply working hard with our hands. All of these activities can be really hard on our skin, especially our palms. Over time, our blisters turn into calluses, which you’d think is great. However, when calluses build up enough, they start to tear free of your skin, creating open wounds. Suddenly, you find yourself unable to do the challenging activities you love so much. The key is prevention. At W.O.D. Welder, we got tired of improvising solutions and realized that there’s a desperate need for...

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Fight Blisters and Calluses with These Tips - Part 1

Without our hands, life would look a lot different. We probably don’t realize just how much our hands do for us on a daily basis, making it possible to live our lives. It’s amazing how much they can handle without getting worn out. And while we’re talking about amazing, we have to mention the skin on our hands. It gets pushed, pulled, sliced, and rubbed to the point of damage but keeps doing the best it can. That being said, skin isn’t invincible. Whether your hands get damaged by hard labor or hard workouts (or both), you can end up with painful calluses and blisters that not only make it difficult to work, they also put you at risk for...

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Welcome to W.O.D. Welder!

As athletes, we tend to focus on the wellbeing of our muscles and bones. Our skin is just along for the ride, and as long as nothing gets majorly infected, it’s fine. Unfortunately, that is no way to treat your skin, especially if you love sports with protective gear whose real job is to hold sweat, dirt, and bacteria against your skin. Our skin is our largest organ, and it valiantly puts up with a lot. The least we can do is give it a little TLC! The team at W.O.D. Welder is on a mission to make it simple for active people to take care of their skin, whether they are “active” because they run marathons, do CrossFit, or...

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