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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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20.5 CrossFit

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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bar muscle ups for beginners

Bar Muscle Ups For Beginners: How To Get Your First

So, you think you’re ready to work on bar muscle ups? Before reading further, check out WODprep’s prerequisites for bar muscle ups for beginners. These guidelines are in place to make sure you have the strength to start safely working on BMU’s. (keyword = safely) How strong do you have to be to do a bar muscle up? Can […]

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crossfit open 19.5

CrossFit Open 19.5: Ultimate Workout Strategy for Rx, Scaled and Masters

CrossFit Open 19.5 is here, our final workout of the (first) 2019 Open. Thrusters are back… and this one is going to burn. 20 minutes may seem like a high time cap, but don’t be fooled by what you saw the Games athletes do last night – Open 19.5 is going to take a while to […]

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crossfit 19.5

CrossFit 19.5 Announcement: Thrusters Are Back.

CrossFit 19.5 workout has officially been announced, and we continue to follow the long-standing tradition of thrusters popping up in the final workout of the Open.Ready? Let’s dig in.CrossFit 19.5 Announcement: For time:  ​33-27-21-15-9 Thrusters (95/65 lbs) Chest to Bar Pull-ups 20 minute time cap. For your full 19.5 workout standards and description, head over to games.crossfit.com.  CrossFit Games Open Workout […]

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20.4 CrossFit

Open 19.4 Updates: Try Something Different

We’ve been seeing and hearing about tons of ‘firsts’ during Open 19.4 workout – both bar muscle ups and pull-ups – which is awesome. If you were one of the athletes who got to taste some Open magic during 19.4, congrats, that’s fantastic! I also have had several athletes reach out to me about Open 19.4 […]

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