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

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The Top 15 CrossFit Online Accounts You Should Be Following

There are only a handful of ubiquitous names in the CrossFit community. Names ranging from the likes of Katrin, Annie and Briggs to Fraser, Froning and Fikowski. Aside from these individual athletes, we’re repeatedly exposed to only a handful of companies: Reebok, Rogue, Concept2, COMPEX, to name a few. While these athletes and companies provide […]

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CrossFit Open Workouts: What To Expect For 2019

In case you haven’t heard, we’re just a few weeks away from the CrossFit Open kicking off. For many of us, it’s like our Super Bowl of the the CrossFit year. An exciting time to come together as a community, and test out our fitness. As always, the workouts will be announced on Thursday nights, and […]

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The CrossFit Open 2019: Out with the Old, In With The New

In 2018, roughly 429,000 athletes participated in The CrossFit Open. Only 25,000 people participated back in 2011. In short, the sport has exploded. Therein lies the problem Greg Glassman is trying to solve through the new CrossFit season format. The growth CrossFit Inc. has seen is international, yet the representation is still roughly the same year […]

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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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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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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: CrossFit Open Movements To Master For 2019

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 workouts, announced weekly over five weeks, usually beginning around mid to late February. This year, the kick off date is February 21st, 2019. Disclaimer: WODprep is not associated with CrossFit® in any way and […]

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