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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 CrossFit 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 your CrossFit gym’s chalk bucket, then do some more reps. Then back to the chalk bucket, and finish […]

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The Best Double Under Jump Rope: Finding Your Perfect Fit

Fast Double Under Jump Ropes = Fast CarsLet’s take a quick step back from double unders. First, 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 […]

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CrossFit Mindset: Time To Stop Hitting Snooze

CrossFit Mindset: 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. […]

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Scaled CrossFit: Why Bob sucks (and Sally doesn’t)

Scale 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 doing a scaled 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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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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