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10 Best Beginner CrossFit Workouts

If you’re new to CrossFit, the last workout you want to be faced with is a suffer-fest of Pull-ups and Thrusters! I’ve picked out some beginner-friendly exercises and programmed them in such a way that you’ll be eased in gently, at your own pace. I’ve included a ton of scaling options to meet you where […]

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10 Things I Wish I Knew As A CrossFit Beginner

CrossFit has a reputation for being REALLY HARD. It can have a steep learning curve. Lucky for you, I’ve created this little guide to help make your life easier if you are CrossFit beginner, so that you too can reap the rewards.

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CrossFit For Beginners: What To Expect (And What Happened To Me)

Ever since I could remember, I’d been an athlete. I played a bunch of sports, volleyball through college, and had been comfortable in various gym settings since about age 14.  So why was I sitting in my car, outside of this CrossFit gym, so terrified to go inside?  ​ It was supposed to be my […]

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CrossFit Basics: Are You A Black Belt?

Definition of a Black Belt: “Someone who has mastered the basics of a specific form of martial arts.” I know what you are thinking. “Brian, we don’t have a belt system in CrossFit… I think you have clearly been kicked in the head too many times.” Let me backup for a second and give some background. When I […]

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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 controlled manner. Keeping your […]

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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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Stop Buying CrossFit Workout Gear: Confessions From A Former Affiliate Owner

Is Your CrossFit Workout Gear Helping or Hurting Your Performance?   You see a lot of things when you are a CrossFit coach for 5+ years and teach the majority of the classes at your gym. For example, take the cartoon above. You get somebody into the gym for their first week. You take the time to […]

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Your CrossFit Plan: Laying One Brick at a Time

There’s a lot to be learned from this quote: “A remarkable, glorious achievement is just what a long series of unremarkable, un-glorious tasks looks like from far away. No one ‘builds a house.’ They lay one brick again and again and again and the end result is a house.” – Tim Urban, waitbutwhy.com  What’s your CrossFit […]

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