My Top 10 Tips To Maximizing Your Performance in the Open

My Top 10 Tips To Maximizing Your Performance in the Open By Natalie Newhart Alright CrossFitters, time to talk business! For the next 5 weeks, most of us will be participating in the 2018 CrossFit Open with the ultimate goal of maximizing our performance potential in one hard workout each week. Whether your personal goal is to qualify for Regionals …

Jr. Nationals – The Show That Never Happened

  [Side Note: I’m writing this post on Jan. 29, 2018, about 6 months after my debut at Jr. Nationals in June of 2017. I had a very scary and unhealthy experience leading up to Jr. Nationals and I’ve been meaning to write about it, its only taken me 6 months to do it.] In my last post, I talked …

Jr. Nationals Update- 6 Weeks Out

Today is May 8, 2017 and I’m 6 weeks out from my Jr. Nationals Show in Chicago, IL. The biggest thing I have to say about my current journey is that, in comparison to my last prep, this one is different in so many ways- from mindset to nutrition, to training style, motivation, progress, temptations and distractions. You’d think it’d …

U.S. Open Reflections

My reflections on the U.S. Open powerlifting meet. Where do I begin? Let’s just start off by saying that my performance didn’t really go as planned… and I believe it’s 100% the result of trying to prep for a bodybuilding show at the same time. Lesson freaking learned. Everyone around me told me that I wouldn’t be able to do …

U.S. Open Powerlifting Training- Week 3/4 in Review

I apologize, I’ve slacked on keeping my blog up-to-date regarding my training progress for the U.S. Open and, honestly, I often wonder if anyone even reads this stuff or cares for that matter lol. Regardless, this post will cover the past and last 2 weeks of my training for what’s considered the most biggest powerlifting meet in the world. By …

U.S. Open Powerlifting Training- Week 2 in Review

Week 2 of training powerlifting and bodybuilding went a lot better performance-wise than week 1. I finally figured out how to train both sports while managing to get just enough recovery to hit the gym hard the next day. My routine typically goes like this: 5-7am: Work from home 7am: Leave for powerlifting gym, eat breakfast on the way 8-11am: …

Training for the U.S. Open Powerlifting Meet – Week 1 Review

Two  weeks ago, I was invited to compete at the U.S. Open powerlifting meet on April 14-15 in San Diego, CA. It was such an honor to be invited to such a prestigious event that I immediately jumped at the opportunity and went all in without really putting much thought behind it. I have never competed in a powerlifting meet, …

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Top 4 Lessons on How to be Resilient

Lesson 1: You Are in Control- How I Dealt with Divorce During 2013 CF Games It’s inevitable: everyone falls down from time to time — it’s just that some are better than others at getting back up. For as long as I can remember, I have always had that resilient mindset to never give up, no matter how big the …

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The Dark Side of the Bodybuilding Diet- Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, I talked about the eating disorder issues I experienced after my first show as a result of my first attempt at the bodybuilding diet and prep. In Part 2, I wanted to share the negative affects that the show had on my own body image and how I’ve dealt with them. As I’ve said …