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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 Kipping Pull-ups Perfectly

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 […]

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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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Her First Strict Pull-up: A 1.5 Year Journey

“I always felt like I was close to getting a pull-up, but not quite there, and not sure what to do to get myself there.”  Can you relate?  For a lot of us, there’s a time when a movement may seem completely impossible. You feel like you’ve been practicing for months, yet you’re not making progress. When that […]

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CrossFit Scores: Defeating Whiteboard Envy

How I started caring less about CrossFit scores…In the dog eat dog world that we live in, it’s difficult to stay focused on the pursuit of self-fulfillment. Too often, we compare ourselves to others to get a sense of how happy we deserve to be. Furthermore, we tend to question our own self-worth when something […]

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Meet Justin: The Death of a CrossFit® “Snob”.

WODprep Featured Athlete. Ego. We’ve all got one. Ever read the book Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday? It’s a good one. In the book, Holiday talks about the unwarranted glory that we ascribe to successful people with egos. Furthermore, he skillfully breaks down the idea that ego actually stands in the way of many would-be-greats, including […]

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They told her to “take a break” from CrossFit® – here’s what she did instead…

If I could grant you the wish of having the shoulder performance of a Mat Fraser or a Katrin Davidsdottir, right now, would you take it?  ​ Without knowing exactly who you are or what your background is, I can probably make this assumption: strong, pain-free shoulders are something you want. Because let’s be honest, we would […]

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