Sunny Shakhawala, Author at WODprep | Simple Coaching = Better Coaching

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Me vs. Me: Defeating Whiteboard Envy

Comparison is the thief of joy. 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 good happens […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Local CrossFit® Competitions

Fear, doubt, and anxiety. That’s what I felt when the owner of my gym asked me, “Hey, have you ever considered competing?” Before I go on, I want to be super clear. He was not asking me because I’m some prodigy he saw potential in. He was asking me because a local competition offered our gym […]

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CrossFit® Gym Drop-in Guide: Find the Best Box & Have a Great WOD

Nothing throws me out of my routine like traveling. I completely stop tracking my food intake. I binge watch shows I’ve been meaning to catch up on into the wee hours of night. I sleep way past my regular 5AM wake up call. I get zero reading done. However… The one thing I try not to compromise […]

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overcoming fears

Box Jumps For Beginners: Avoid Injury, Jump Higher, and Conquer Your Fears!

Box jumps are a staple in CrossFit® programming. It’s commonplace for box jumps to be one of the first movements a beginner learns in their foundations class. Unlike double unders, kipping pull-ups, or handstand push ups… box jumps don’t require lengthy instructions, hours of practice, or repetitive failure to learn. Due to the simplicity of the […]

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how to overcome plateaus

3 Reasons Your PR’s Plateau & How To Fix It

For CrossFit® beginners, it seems like you can hit a PR on demand. You only go to the gym 3 times per week, but you see significant improvement after almost every WOD. Next thing you know, 8 months fly by and you start to plateau. Instead of weekly PRs, they become monthly. It doesn’t end […]

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Being Sore Sucks: Here’s How To Deal With it

On Soreness: You know that feeling when you roll out of bed and your legs say, “Nope!”  Or the feeling you get right before you sit down and your glutes are like, “Take That!” How about when you reach for the top shelf and your shoulders smirk, “Too soon, Junior!” CrossFit® athletes are no stranger to soreness. Frankly speaking, […]

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Friday Night Lights The Open

Numbers Don’t Lie: 7 Crossfit Movements To Master Before The Open

In case you’re new to CrossFit®, let me take a minute to bring you up to speed. The CrossFit® Open is made up of five WODs (Workout Of the Day), announced weekly over five weeks, usually beginning around mid to late February.  This year, the kick off date is February 22nd, 2018. Disclaimer: WODprep is not associated with […]

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