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Banded Pull-ups: Are They Really The Best Way To Develop Strict Strength?

When Strict Pull-ups are programmed in the gym, what do you default to if you can’t do them? For most athletes, it’s banded pull-ups. Don’t get me wrong; they have their place, but adding in other exercises will help to build strength in areas banded pull-ups fail to target.  Strict pull-ups are the foundation of […]

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Shoulder Pain with Bench Press; How to Train Around It

While the bench press isn’t something frequently seen in the CrossFit community, it is something that can shoot out of that figurative hopper and something that you should be programming into your sessions! The bench press is a fantastic way to train the horizontal press which encompasses the chest, shoulders, triceps, abs and even the […]

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Getting CrossFit Results: Goals Without A Plan Are Just Wishes

After a girls night out a few weeks ago, I told a friend that I would love to be good at doing my own makeup. My friend, listening to my comment, gave me a look and said something that made me smile.  “If I thought for a minute that you gave a shit about your makeup […]

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Best Shoulder Impingement Exercises

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common diagnosis that many of us have probably been given from a health care provider or heard about from a friend or family member when we are having shoulder pain or symptoms. It’s been explained to us that the cause of our pain and symptoms is caused by a pinching […]

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CrossFit Conditioning: How to Build a Bigger Engine

Ever start a workout thinking “Doesn’t look too bad, I’m gonna crush this!” only to wind up gassing out after the first couple minutes of a 15 minute WOD? It doesn’t feel good on your body or your ego. But it’s a problem you can fix.Like most of you reading, I’m not that into “cardio” […]

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10 Best Beginner CrossFit Workouts

If you’re new to CrossFit, the last workout you want to be faced with is a suffer-fest of Pull-ups and Thrusters! I’ve picked out some beginner-friendly exercises and programmed them in such a way that you’ll be eased in gently, at your own pace. I’ve included a ton of scaling options to meet you where […]

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CrossFit Masters; Training Tips for the Masters Athlete in the Pursuit of Health and Longevity

With the majority of CrossFit Masters athletes only finding the sport of fitness later in life, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and go from a relatively sedentary lifestyle to training full time for the OAGQ. I caught up with Physiotherapist and Head Coach of WODprep Masters (Dr. CJ DePalma) to provide […]

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10 Things I Wish I Knew As A CrossFit Beginner

CrossFit has a reputation for being REALLY HARD. It can have a steep learning curve. Lucky for you, I’ve created this little guide to help make your life easier if you are CrossFit beginner, so that you too can reap the rewards.

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My take on Greg Glassman’s comments

Our community CAN help knock down the walls of racism. Our community CAN rise together and take a stand for what is right. Our community is not just about helping the upper middle class get slightly better at exercising more quickly. It can be used to transform people’s perceptions.

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Not Another Post About At-Home Motivation

What to do when at-home motivation to workout is at an all time low. Everything you love about training at the gym is non-existent – the accountability, coaching, space, equipment… and the thought of jumping around your living room only to receive complaints from angry neighbours makes you want to stick pins in your eyes. […]

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