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On Saturday, January 17th and Sunday, January 18th, 384 athletes from over 63 CrossFit gyms competed at the second annual Gemini Games at Titan CrossFit in Cockeysville, MD. Barbell Babes was a proud sponsor of the Gemini Games! Congratulations to everyone who competed this year. You all did a phenomenal job! Our favorite moment was not only being able to meet a featured Barbell Babe in person, but also being able to watch the female/female competition teams. The matching outfits and showcase of strength and talent made it all spectacular! Photos courtesy of TJ Fick Photography.

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This guest post was written by Johannie M. This post was first posted on her blog, Pathways to Fit. Headphones are on; as Lindsey Sterling’s violin begins to sooth my already sore muscles, I begin to lose myself in the moment. No one and nothing else matters right now. I lean over and grip the bar with chalky hands, my feet pivot in my no longer white chucks. I inhale deeply, forgetting everything I push through, and lift. The most common form people give up their power is by believing they do not have any. I was raised to believe that women were...

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This guest post was written by Johannie M. This post was first posted on her blog, Pathways to Fit.  It’s been three years since I began my fitness journey and although I may  have my routine down now, I didn’t always know what to eat or what to do in the gym. I grew up in a Latin household eating plantain, rice, beans and meat. I was accustomed to eating large portions of food of very little nutritional value. I wasn’t exposed to healthy foods or encouraged to participate in physical activity, I was completely oblivious to what real food was and how to...

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