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crossfit 20.2 workout

CrossFit 20.2 Open Workout: Ultimate Strategy For Rx, Scaled, Masters | WODprep

For CrossFit 20.2, we’re looking at a 20 minute long triplet… and a brand new movement.  Thrusters are never something to be taken likely, but these heavy dumbbell thrusters add a whole new twist.  Ready to make a 20.2 game plan?  First, here’s the workout… CrossFit 20.2 WOD Head here for the full CrossFit 20.2 standards and movement specifications.CrossFit 20.2: […]

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CrossFit Open 20.2

CrossFit Open 20.2 Is Live & Dumbbells Are Back

CrossFit Open 20.2 is live! Castro has once again brought back dumbbells, this time in the form of Thrusters (a new movement).  Before anything else, let’s take a look at the workout. CrossFit Open 20.2: The Workout CrossFit 20.2 Quick Tips First and foremost, this workout is going to come down to if you can actually do the movements or […]

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crossfit open 20.1

CrossFit 20.1 Open Workout: Full Strategy For Rx, Scaled, Masters

Open #2 of the year is upon us, and CrossFit 20.1 has officially been announced.  It’s a burner. Are you ready to attack it?  It may be just two movements, but with 100 bar-facing burpees to grind through, there’s more to consider than you might think. Read on and make sure that you have a strategy […]

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CrossFit Open 20.1

CrossFit Open 20.1: The Workout Is Here | WODprep

CrossFit Open 20.1 is hereThe CrossFit Open 2020 Season is officially underway. Ready to get after it? Here’s the workout… For full 20.1 standards, head to the CrossFit Website.  CrossFit Open 20.1 Quick Tips This Open workout is going to burn… there’s no way around it. But if you go into it with a strategy, you’ve got […]

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Hand Care For CrossFit

Hand Care For CrossFit: Say GoodBye To Rips And Blisters

Who can relate? You’re on your final set of toes to bar for the workout, two reps to go. Suddenly, you feel a weird burning sensation on the palm of your left hand. You drop off the bar… and stare at your hand in shock… A rip – right in the middle of your hand. (Cue the horror […]

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Handstand Kick Up

CrossFit Handstands For Beginners: How To Kick Up (And Build Strength)

Hang out at any CrossFit gym for long enough, and you’ll eventually see some form of handstands in the programming. “Just kick up to the wall and work on your handstand holds for awhile!” your coach might say. But for some of us, it’s not that simple… Inverted movements – most commonly Handstand Push-ups, Handstand Walks, Wall Walks, […]

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ring dips for crossfit

Ring Dips For CrossFit: 3 Drills To Build Strength

Take a movement to the gymnastic rings, and that movement becomes just a little bit more difficult. Case in point…Ring Push-ups vs. Hand Release Push-ups Ring Muscle Ups vs. Bar Muscle Ups Ring Dips vs. Bar Dips The instability that comes with two moving rings is no joke. Which is why today, I’m breaking down ring dips for […]

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What makes a great CrossFit Coach?

5 Things That A Great CrossFit Coach Does

When was the last time someone positively changed your life? I’m not talking about the stranger that paid it forward in the Starbucks line the other day, and you walked away with a free latte (although that can brighten a morning, for sure). I’m not talking about that cute guy/girl from accounting who held the door […]

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chest to bar pull-ups

The Complete Guide To Chest To Bar Pull-Ups: Strict & Kipping

“So what are chest to bar pull-ups?”, I asked my coach at day two of CrossFit®.They were written up on the whiteboard, and while the name of the movement seemed pretty self-explanatory… I couldn’t help but wonder, why were there so many different kinds of pull-up names? And… who cares if I can touch my chest […]

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memorial day murph

Memorial Day Murph: The Ultimate Workout Strategy

I’ll never forget my first Memorial Day Murph workout. Most of us would probably say the same – it’s not a workout that is easily forgotten. Two miles total, and tons of pull-ups, push-ups, and air squats… Murph isn’t a workout to be taken lightly. There’s a pretty good chance you’ll see Murph pop-up in your gym’s […]

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