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Andy Newton

Battle On.

My father was a weightlifter. People who know him now don’t know that. But, when he came back from Vietnam he stayed in Los Angeles for awhile, and all he did was lift and surf. The gym he frequented was a staple for the UCLA basketball team, and he made friends and became a fan. […]

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Fatima Figueroa

You versus You

Most of us live life trying to achieve happiness and success, the American dream. A lot of that starts with how we feel internally. Our thoughts and attitude project how we live. We set the tone for our day; our minds are the most powerful element in our bodies. Our success should be measured by […]

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Andy Newton

The Unsaid, But Known At CrossFit FIG.

Recently, Ally Kroencke—whom I affectionately have dubbed “LT” as she is set to become an Officer in the Army—asked me if Courtney does her own programming. Courtney Bliss Randolph (or Bae) is both the love of my life and away from our interconnectedness —and from her own gritty efforts—a phenomenal athlete. At the moment Ally […]

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Andy Newton

From Sea to Shining Sea.

  “A man got to have a code.” – Omar, the Wire. The second stanza of the United States Declaration of Independence is as popular a few sentences as any in American consciousness. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all *men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, […]

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Andy Newton

1000 Burpees for time.

There’s nothing like Kansas City BBQ. Within the flavor is a process that the final product displays in each solitary bite. Once you’ve experienced the delicacy that is rubbed, slow-cooked over a wood fire and complimented with a tomato-based sauce BBQ, everything else is fast food. This is how I feel about doing 1000 Burpees […]

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Andy Newton

Meditation at a High Heart Rate.

You’re a breath away from a cliff. Within the space between skin and bone, you can feel your nerves pulse with an anxious tide. To let go of what you think may happen would be to fly, whereas to never give the utmost effort would be to refuse to glance over the edge. As you […]

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Andy Newton

18.5 is…

The jump-off week of this year’s Open was dope. It was simple yet dynamic. A “Nate”-esque grind free of excuses to gear down. An elegant triplet that had all three elements we live off of; mono-structural cardio, gymnastics, weightlifting. Some athletes found their first toes-to-bar. Others decided to attack the fear of the heavier dumbbell. […]

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Andy Newton

FIG’s Tips to Conquer the Open

1. Chill, and learn from the experience. If you’re reading this, odds are you are not going to Regionals. If you are a perennial contender in your region, keep reading, you might be fitter than I am, but I might be smarter than you. If you’re Julie Foucher, move on, do something more productive with […]

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Felix Figueroa

Saturday Open Gym

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Andy Newton

MIAMI 2018:

Katrin Davidsdottir hops in a grey four-door something-or-other; it’s not a cool car, nothing fancy or foreign, and nobody opens her door for her. She sits in the seat behind the driver and rolls down the window. I see this all from a few yards away as I drunkenly stumble across the parking lot of […]

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Fatima Figueroa

CrossFit Open 2017

The CrossFit Open registration is here! This is our Fourth year participating and we are so excited. Go to http://games.crossfit.com/, click on REGISTER, and make sure to join our affiliate CrossFit Fig and our team CrossFit Fig.  We will be doing the open wods on Friday evenings during an event called Friday Night Lights, which […]

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Andy Newton

Don’t Trip: Eradicating Discouragement in Scaling & Understanding the Universal Reality of Programming.

“Infinite scalability” is a commonplace phrase in the CrossFit vernacular, but what’s it really mean? Beyond progressions there lies a community-wide understanding that may not be verbalized much outside of coaching circles. This unspoken tenet is more of a “duh” once confronted than a compact or anything truly concrete, but in my experience is still […]

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Andy Newton

I’m Still Here

There’s this astounding thing that has been happening for a long while now within our community. The cream has risen. Salesmanship does not make a CrossFit box a home. Bottoming out price points cannot save you from the coach who habitually eyes his or her smartphone instead of hawking for deficiencies. Free of checks and balances, […]

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Andy Newton

What the Open Means to Me.

For the everyday CrossFitter, the 9-to-5er whose feet find the bedside ground before the sun slides above the horizon, slams their coffee black to drive in and suffer through a predawn metcon just to head home, shower and roll into a full workday, our Games season is about to come to a humbling close, as […]

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Andy Newton

Nothing Else Matters

There’s a set of subdued laws we are all expected to live by. Unwritten in school books, yet automatic to the human condition. A man once said “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” That man was a politician. If you don’t see the irony in that, […]

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Felix Figueroa

Summer 2015

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Spring 2015

Our first featured athlete is someone that has been with Fig since day one!

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Andy Newton

Why CrossFit?

No one ever sold me on CrossFit. The day after the first time I stepped in a box was the last time I ever set foot in a traditional “gym,” and I did so to cancel my membership. Years later, coaching at an affiliate is my “full time job,” although if you ask me I’d […]

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