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Friday Night Lights The Open

Numbers Don’t Lie: 7 Movements To Master Before The Open

In case you’re new to CrossFit®, let me take a minute to bring you up to speed. The CrossFit® Open is made up of five WODs (Workout Of the Day), announced weekly over five weeks, usually beginning around mid to late February. This year, the kick off date is February 22nd, 2018.Disclaimer: WODprep is not associated with […]

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the pyramid of nutrition

The Only Nutrition Article You’ll Ever Need

Cross your eyes, and imagine the pyramid above is one huge, layer cake and the little red blur at the top is a cherry.Now, if the first four layers of the cake are made of mud, poo, snot, and sawdust respectively, is that cherry going to make a difference to the taste? – Clearly not, […]

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handstand push-ups

Lay One Brick at a Time

There’s a lot to be learned from this quote: “A remarkable, glorious achievement is just what a long series of unremarkable, un-glorious tasks looks like from far away. No one ‘builds a house.’ They lay one brick again and again and again and the end result is a house.” – Tim Urban, waitbutwhy.com  Question: How many times […]

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BMU Struggle

Breaking Down Bar Muscle Ups: 6 Keys To Focus On

Bar muscle ups. For about a year or so, just the mention of them had me (Kait) nearly running out the door of the gym. But if you’re new to the movement, don’t let me scare you off. Before anything else, let’s break down the bar muscle up into what WODprep believes are six key parts. The […]

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athlete analysis

Slow Motion Video Analysis: Why Every Athlete Needs It

Whether you’ve been CrossFitting® now for several years or several months, I think that we can all agree: fitness is a never-ending cycle. What do I mean by never-ending? The opportunity for improvement never stops. Which is a beautiful thing, in my opinion. You can improve one skill, then start to work on another, yet can always […]

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Ring Muscle Ups Like You’ve Never Been Taught Before

Let’s talk ring muscle ups. Everyone wants to be able to string them together, yet getting there safely (keyword) can take some time and discipline. Luckily, we’re here to help. At WODprep, we really try to stress the importance of first learning a strict ring muscle up before you start stringing kipping muscle ups together. Not […]

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Handstand Walking: A Progression That Actually Works!

Imagine the following. You’re at the gym, and you and your friend decide to practice handstand walking. Your friend does the following – Kicks up into a perfect handstand, walks 100 feet, and gracefully lets their feet fall back to the floor. “Wow, that was easy – and that was my first try!” (Said no one ever.) For most people […]

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Why Double Under Jumping Form is More Important Than You Think

Double unders are more complicated of a skill than some people may realize. Let’s face it – there’s a lot more that goes into them than just swinging a rope around and jumping. So I want to take a second to talk through something that may seem simple, but is super important: how to jump […]

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