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Don’t be mad at Dave Castro: Takeaways from the 2018 CrossFit® Open.

Flashback… The Open – 18.4 Mid-workout, I turned to my judge (my husband) in a blind rage. I had flopped to the ground off the wall after stretching like a giraffe to get my 12th HSPU of the workout, my pride in shambles.  “I can’t wait for the Open to be over,” I said, panting.  He laughed, because […]

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CrossFit® Open 18.5 – The Complete Strategy Guide (Scaled, Masters, and Rx)

The end is here: a bittersweet moment. This CrossFit® Open season was a doozy. We saw new movements like Single Arm DB Hang Clean & Jerks, DB Squats, and Handstand Walks. We saw new standards on an old movement: Handstand Pushups. We even saw both forms of muscle ups (ring and bar) in the same […]

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CrossFit® Open 18.4 – The Complete Strategy Guide (Scaled, Masters, and Rx)

Last week’s WOD, 18.3, was a big slice of humble pie for most athletes. Especially for beginners that haven’t mastered technical movements like double unders or muscle ups. But that’s what the Open is all about: getting you out of your comfort zone! This week is no different. We have a new challenge ahead of […]

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CrossFit® Open 18.3 – The Complete Strategy Guide (Scaled, Masters, and Rx)

If 18.3 was a day of the week, it would be Wednesday. If 18.3 was a song, it would be Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer. If 18.3 was an animal, it would be a … OK I’m getting carried away here.  Let’s jump into our Complete Strategy Guide for CrossFit® Open 18.3.  By now you’ve hopefully […]

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CrossFit® Open 18.2 – The Complete Strategy Guide (Scaled, Masters, and Rx)

Week two is underway! And of course, WODprep has your back for all things Open-related. Last weekend, our CrossFit® Open 18.1 Complete Strategy Guide got a ton of hits. Your feedback was incredible! Our goal is to help even more athletes this week. So before we start, we want to ask that you share this guide […]

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CrossFit® Open 18.1 – The Complete Strategy Guide (Scaled, Masters, and Rx)

The 2018 CrossFit® Open is finally underway! This is an especially exciting and busy time of year for functional fitness athletes. Over the next five weeks, there will be a lot of discussion on strategy and performance. WODprep aims to be that go-to resource for all things Open related, starting with your 18.1 strategy. If […]

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

Hey everyone, 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.  Here’s how it all went down… In 2017, I finished 43rd overall in […]

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

Is Your 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 go over […]

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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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