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Ring Dips For CrossFit: 3 Drills To Build Strength

Take a movement to the gymnastic rings, and that movement becomes just a little bit more difficult. Case in point…Ring Push-ups vs. Hand Release Push-ups Ring Muscle Ups vs. Bar Muscle Ups Ring Dips vs. Bar Dips The instability that comes with two moving rings is no joke. Which is why today, I’m breaking down ring dips for […]

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The Oldest Rookie: Behind the Scenes at the 2019 CrossFit Games

The Backstory:  I first started CrossFit in 2013 at a great gym in New York – CrossFit Bedford Hills. Then in 2016, I moved to South Carolina, turning 60 before the 2018 season. At this point I knew that it was my best opportunity to reach the CrossFit Games.   Unfortunately, that year I missed making the […]

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CrossFit Games Athletes 2019: The Best of the Beasts (The Masters)

With the 2019 CrossFit Games kicking off tomorrow, athletes from across the globe are preparing to put it all on the line for a chance of winning the ultimate bragging rights: The Fittest on Earth. For some, this year’s CrossFit Games will be a chance for redemption, and for others, a test of fortitude, courage, and […]

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The Athlete’s Guide To Hip Mobility (Drills For Stability, Strength, Flexibility)

There are four ball and socket joints in your body. All of which are designed to have 360 degrees of motion.  Let me repeat, you have joints in your body that are connected to your body via a ball of skeleton.  You’re probably thinking, yeah… so what?  Let’s think of your ball joint in your hips like an […]

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5 Things That A Great CrossFit® Coach Does

When was the last time someone positively changed your life? I’m not talking about the stranger that paid it forward in the Starbucks line the other day, and you walked away with a free latte (although that can brighten a morning, for sure). I’m not talking about that cute guy/girl from accounting who held the door […]

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The Complete Guide To Chest To Bar Pull-Ups: Strict & Kipping

“So what are chest to bar pull-ups?”, I asked my coach at day two of CrossFit®.They were written up on the whiteboard, and while the name of the movement seemed pretty self-explanatory… I couldn’t help but wonder, why were there so many different kinds of pull-up names? And… who cares if I can touch my chest […]

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Single Unders: Your Double Unders Missing Link

Have you heard about Double Unders Unleashed? It’s our double under coaching program that’s helped hundreds of athletes learn unbroken double unders. Today I’m going to let you in on a little secret from inside of the course…Single unders are more important than you think. In fact, if you’ve been struggling to master double unders for […]

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Memorial Day Murph: The Ultimate Workout Strategy

I’ll never forget my first Memorial Day Murph workout. Most of us would probably say the same – it’s not a workout that is easily forgotten. Two miles total, and tons of pull-ups, push-ups, and air squats… Murph isn’t a workout to be taken lightly. There’s a pretty good chance you’ll see Murph pop-up in your gym’s […]

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CrossFit Basics: Are You A Black Belt?

Definition of a Black Belt: “Someone who has mastered the basics of a specific form of martial arts.” I know what you are thinking. “Brian, we don’t have a belt system in CrossFit… I think you have clearly been kicked in the head too many times.” Let me backup for a second and give some background. When I […]

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Bar Muscle Ups For Beginners: How To Get Your First

So, you think you’re ready to work on bar muscle ups? Before reading further, check out WODprep’s prerequisites for bar muscle ups for beginners. These guidelines are in place to make sure you have the strength to start safely working on BMU’s. (keyword = safely) How strong do you have to be to do a bar muscle up? Can […]

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