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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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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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How this 37-year-old mom went from zero to multiple Bar Muscle Ups!

Too often, when people think of CrossFit® athletes, many envision freakishly athletic half-robot humans with perfect genetics and full-time jobs as worker-outers. However, it just so happens that the REAL CrossFit® community is filled with people who are fathers, mothers, lawyers, teachers, grandparents, college students, and everything in between. Today we want to share with you an […]

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CrossFit weaknesses

Why Bob sucks at CrossFit® (and Sally doesn’t)

On scaling reps, not ROM. Meet Bob and Sally: They both really want to learn double unders.  Here’s a picture of Bob the last time he tried a CrossFit® WOD with double unders: Actual picture of Bob. Bob and Sally both get to the gym at the same time, about three minutes late for the 5:30pm class at CrossFit® McAwesome.  As […]

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Don’t be mad at Dave Castro: Takeaways from the 2018 CrossFit® Open.

Flashback… The Open – 18.4 Mid-workout, I turned to my judge (my husband) in a blind rage. I had flopped to the ground off the wall after stretching like a giraffe to get my 12th HSPU of the workout, my pride in shambles.  “I can’t wait for the Open to be over,” I said, panting.  He laughed, because […]

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CrossFit® Open 18.5 – The Complete Strategy Guide (Scaled, Masters, and Rx)

The end is here: a bittersweet moment. This CrossFit® Open season was a doozy. We saw new movements like Single Arm DB Hang Clean & Jerks, DB Squats, and Handstand Walks. We saw new standards on an old movement: Handstand Pushups. We even saw both forms of muscle ups (ring and bar) in the same […]

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CrossFit® Open 18.4 – The Complete Strategy Guide (Scaled, Masters, and Rx)

Last week’s WOD, 18.3, was a big slice of humble pie for most athletes. Especially for beginners that haven’t mastered technical movements like double unders or muscle ups. But that’s what the Open is all about: getting you out of your comfort zone! This week is no different. We have a new challenge ahead of […]

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CrossFit® Open 18.3 – The Complete Strategy Guide (Scaled, Masters, and Rx)

If 18.3 was a day of the week, it would be Wednesday. If 18.3 was a song, it would be Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer. If 18.3 was an animal, it would be a … OK I’m getting carried away here.  Let’s jump into our Complete Strategy Guide for CrossFit® Open 18.3.  By now you’ve hopefully […]

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