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A CrossFit® Book You Must Read: Positivity vs. The Process

Let’s take a step back for a second from our CrossFit® gym bubble, and take a look at the bigger picture. I know you follow WODprep for movement tips, workout pointers, and learning how to “take your training to the next level”. However, as a coach I would be doing you a disservice if I didn’t […]

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How To Do Perfect Kipping Pull-ups

If you don’t know how to do kipping pull-ups yet, I’m going to make a wild guess: you hate Fran.  Imagine you’ve just walked into the gym with your friend, and you see “Fran” programmed up on the whiteboard… Fran: 21-15-9 Thrusters (95/65 lb) Pull-ups You each have different reactions… “Awww man, this is going to take us forever without being able […]

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What Gets Measured Gets Done: My Experience With Tracking Calories and Macros For CrossFit®

Today, I want to shift gears away from teaching specific CrossFit® skills towards a different direction. I instead want to talk about eating, nutrition, calories, and macros for CrossFit®. As we all know, fitness is much more than what happens within the walls of your gym. So I’m going to take a few minutes to […]

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Double Unders For Beginners: A 7 Step Progression To Mastery

Whether you’re brand new to CrossFit® or have been training for a while, we can all agree on one thing: double unders are not an easy skill to learn, and they are REALLY frustrating.  Let’s take a look at a few important keys for mastering double unders: Correct jump height. Spinning the rope in a controlled manner. Keeping your […]

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The Toes To Bar Progression You’ve Been Searching For

Let’s talk toes to bar.  Odds are, toes to bar wasn’t a movement that you saw before stepping foot in a CrossFit® gym. And while the skill itself looks to be simple, getting the hang of it and stringing reps together is more difficult than it looks. To get rid of the difficulty, I’m going to […]

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Strict Pull-ups For CrossFit®: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re reading this, odds are you fall into one of these categories: You’re working towards your first strict pull-up for CrossFit®. You want to be able to do more strict pull-ups. You want to learn how to coach strict pull-up drills and progressions more effectively. Great, you’re in the right place. Welcome to what we hope will be […]

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Strict Pull-ups: 6 Common Coaching Mistakes

“How many strict pull-ups can you do?” It’s a question that coaches ask often, and athletes hear all of the time. If you’re a coach, odds are it’s one of the first things you ask new athletes who walk into the gym for their first workout. Strict pull-ups are the foundation of a ton of gymnastics movements […]

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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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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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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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