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CrossFit Masters; Training Tips for the Masters Athlete in the Pursuit of Health and Longevity

With the majority of CrossFit Masters athletes only finding the sport of fitness later in life, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and go from a relatively sedentary lifestyle to training full time for the OAGQ. I caught up with Physiotherapist and Head Coach of WODprep Masters (Dr. CJ DePalma) to provide […]

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CrossFit Masters: Too Risky for the Over 50?

The film star Maurice Chevalier is credited with first remarking that: ‘Growing old isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative’. Whilst most people would agree with that witticism, how we should go about adapting our activity levels as we get older is surprisingly contentious. There is an overwhelming mix of science, ‘common knowledge’ and social media […]

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Meet Patricia McGill: A 60+ CrossFit Masters Athlete & Total Badass

Meet Patricia. She’s 60, and everything that I aspire to be 30 years from now.  Because while a large majority of 60 year olds wouldn’t even imagine attempting pull-ups, Patricia’s issue isn’t the lack of strength; it’s the fact that her pull-up bar in the backyard has ice on it this time of year.   #CanadaProblems Yet what’s […]

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The Oldest Rookie: Behind the Scenes at the 2019 CrossFit Games

The Backstory:  I first started CrossFit in 2013 at a great gym in New York – CrossFit Bedford Hills. Then in 2016, I moved to South Carolina, turning 60 before the 2018 season. At this point I knew that it was my best opportunity to reach the CrossFit Games.   Unfortunately, that year I missed making the […]

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CrossFit Games Athletes 2019: The Best of the Beasts (The Masters)

With the 2019 CrossFit Games kicking off tomorrow, athletes from across the globe are preparing to put it all on the line for a chance of winning the ultimate bragging rights: The Fittest on Earth. For some, this year’s CrossFit Games will be a chance for redemption, and for others, a test of fortitude, courage, and […]

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WODprep Featured Athlete: First Grade Teacher and First Class Athlete

Weaknesses. We’ve all got ’em. Whether you’re Tia Clair-Toomey (the fittest woman in the world for the second year running) or just starting your second month of CrossFit® – we all have weaknesses that need to be worked on. But what does it actually mean to “work on them”? Just write your goal to “get a pull-up […]

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How I Won The 2017 CrossFit® Open at 44 Years Old

Brent here – one of the WODprep Coaches. Just to clarify, I didn’t win the CrossFit® Open (Mat Fraser & Sara Sigmundsdóttir did). However, I did win the Open on a very personal level, and it’s something any of us can achieve. CrossFit Open TipsIn 2017, I finished 43rd overall in Canada East. That’s down from […]

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