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over the bar holds

The Five Best Drills For Strict Pull-ups

I’ll never forget that feeling when my chin finally made it over that bar: pure disbelief.  “Wait…. my chin is actually over the bar?? MY CHIN IS OVER THE BAR!!” Pull-ups were always my nemesis throughout life; did anyone else out there have to get tested on them during gym/P.E. classes growing up? My tall, gangly self would […]

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Why The Chalk Bucket Is Killing You

Allow me to paint a quick picture for you… You’re smack dab in the middle of a workout. It’s a hot and humid day, which can mean only one thing: slippery equipment.  (cue horror movie music)  You head over to the chalk bucket, then do some more reps. Then back to the chalk bucket, and finish those reps. […]

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nutrition transformation

Kira’s 32 Pound Transformation: WODprep Featured Athlete

Do me a favor? Stop whatever you’re doing, and take 15 seconds to think back to who you were – mentally and physically – before starting CrossFit®.  Maybe you were already fit, maybe you weren’t. Maybe you were eating McDonalds several times a week, or maybe you already had a life full of fruits and veggies. Regardless […]

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DUU success

Double Unders: A True Underdog Story

 Like any good Hollywood movie, my double unders journey hits all of the plot points within a hero’s quest: the unlikely champion, the near-death experience, the call to action, the appearance of the mentor, hitting rock bottom until that unbeatable attitude shines through and of course, the secret weapon. I believe that if I can learn […]

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finding the perfect rope

Double Under Tips: Finding The Perfect Jump Rope

Fast Ropes = Fast Cars. Imagine you’ve just turned the legal driving age.  Today is the day that you finally get to learn how to drive. Woohoo! Driving school is the first order of business, and other than a couple times where you’ve played with your friend’s go-kart, there’s not a shred of driving experience in your […]

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travelin and working out

CrossFit® Gym Drop-in Guide: Find the Best Box & Have a Great WOD

Nothing throws me out of my routine like traveling. I completely stop tracking my food intake. I binge watch shows I’ve been meaning to catch up on into the wee hours of night. I sleep way past my regular 5AM wake up call. I get zero reading done. However… The one thing I try not to compromise […]

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overcoming fears

Box Jumps For Beginners: Avoid Injury, Jump Higher, and Conquer Your Fears!

Box jumps are a staple in CrossFit® programming. It’s commonplace for box jumps to be one of the first movements a beginner learns in their foundations class. Unlike double unders, kipping pull-ups, or handstand push ups… box jumps don’t require lengthy instructions, hours of practice, or repetitive failure to learn. Due to the simplicity of the […]

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finding time

“I don’t have time” is a lie. How this CrossFit® mother of two changed.

Life is busy. The kids are even busier. Work life is creeping into home life – and what’s a “vacation”? Weeks fly by and your January promises of making time for the gym are being smothered by piles of laundry and hours of overtime. At first, I began writing this to smugly inform you that it’s […]

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how to overcome plateaus

3 Reasons Your PR’s Plateau & How To Fix It

For CrossFit® beginners, it seems like you can hit a PR on demand. You only go to the gym 3 times per week, but you see significant improvement after almost every WOD. Next thing you know, 8 months fly by and you start to plateau. Instead of weekly PRs, they become monthly. It doesn’t end […]

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stop hitting snooze

It’s Time To Stop Hitting Snooze

Focus On What You Can Control. Guess what? I haven’t hit the snooze button in nearly 12 months.  Why?  Because I told myself to stop hitting the snooze button. Pretty crazy, huh? I didn’t do a magical anti-snooze-button dance. I didn’t pray. I didn’t write down all of the reasons why hitting the snooze button was bad for me. I […]

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