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The Ultimate Beginner Snatch Progression

If you’re a CrossFitter, you’ll likely have come across the infamous snatch! It’s one of the more advanced movements in CrossFit and can take a lifetime to master. Olympic Weightlifters spend whole careers perfecting their technique in this lift so don’t feel disheartened if you don’t ‘get it’ after 3 months of CrossFit! In CrossFit classes, […]

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Scaling Pull-ups – 5 Variations for Progression

Tired of using the same old scaling options every time pull-ups are programmed in workouts? Check out 5 of my favorite exercises to choose from in your next WOD as you work towards being able to Rx them… Prefer to watch me demo them on video? The YouTube video covers all you need to know including […]

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Wearable Tech – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

We love wearable tech at WODprep; my team and I all use it to some degree on a daily basis. However, we’re also well aware of the pitfalls and disadvantages which allows us to be smart about it. Knowing what to pay attention to in order to improve your recovery is key, so let’s dig […]

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How to Sleep Better – 5 Unconventional Tips

When we think of recovery, images of foam rollers and supplements might spring to mind first. But when we work out, the gains we have worked hard for aren’t realized until we go to sleep, meaning a large portion of time spent in the gym could be wasted without some good quality Z’s. Sleep expert […]

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Top 3 CrossFit Mobility Myths

WODprep Physical Therapists Dr CJ DePalma and Dr Joe Camoratto are going to help me debunk 3 common mobility myths so that you can perform at your best without feeling the pressure to spend hours and hours foam rolling each week.If you’re more of a visual learner, you can watch us discuss this topic below: […]

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10 Fantastic 21.3 CrossFit (and 21.4!) Open Tips

Welp, leave it to Dave Castro to throw a curveball on the last workout of the 2021 CrossFit Open. For the 21.3 and 21.4 CrossFit Open workouts, we’re going to need a ton of strategy to tackle this double-header to the best of our abilities. Before reading further, I highly suggest checking out our CrossFit […]

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CrossFit Open 21.3 and 21.4 Workouts (It’s a DOUBLE-HEADER!)

Welcome to CrossFit Open Workout 21.3 which is also the final week in this year’s shortened Open. The first two workouts have been fun tests of fitness with CrossFit Open Workout 21.1 testing a new movement (wall walks) and 21.2 being an engine-focused repeat. However, leave it to Dave Castro to keep a surprise up […]

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4-Steps to Nail Your Open Workout 21.2 Video Submission

One of the most COMMON questions I get asked at WODprep is, “Ben, how do I submit my scores this week so they’re valid?” If you’re newer to the Open or confused about submitting your CrossFit Open Workout 21.2 video, I have you covered. This year’s Open is slightly different since a lot of us […]

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3 Dynamite Strategies for CrossFit Open Workout 21.2

CrossFit Open Workout 21.2 is a repeat from Open Workout 17.1. To tackle Open Workout 21.2, we’re going to need tips and a solid strategy in place to log the best score possible. Contrary to 17.1, for Open Workout 21.2, there’s been a significant change for the dumbbell snatch — and you can now change […]

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CrossFit Open Workout 21.2 Announced (All Workouts Included!)

Welcome, all. We are officially into the second week of the 2021 CrossFit Open. After last week’s absolute burner of a workout, we’re hoping you’re prepped and recovered for CrossFit Open Workout 21.2. Compared to last week, CrossFit Open Workout 21.2 is going to be quite the change-up. We have all of the details and […]

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