WOD Welder Blog

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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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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The Science Behind Gluten-Free Bread: 6 Secrets to Getting it Right

Ever wondered how to work in bread to your vegan or gluten free diet? Wonder no more, Joe from the Village Bakery is here to give you some tips and tricks on how to nail the ever elusive PERFECT gluten free bread.

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How to Train Smarter for Your Next Obstacle Course Race

Looking to really crush your next OCR or want to take the plunge and complete your very first race this year? Keep these tips in mind for your next/first race and you'll be sure to dominate.

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