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CrossFit Scores: Defeating Whiteboard Envy

How I started caring less about CrossFit scores…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 […]

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They told her to “take a break” from CrossFit® – here’s what she did instead…

If I could grant you the wish of having the shoulder performance of a Mat Fraser or a Katrin Davidsdottir, right now, would you take it?  ​ Without knowing exactly who you are or what your background is, I can probably make this assumption: strong, pain-free shoulders are something you want. Because let’s be honest, we would […]

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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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The 2018 CrossFit® Games: A Complete Guide

Welcome to your go-to guide for the 2018 CrossFit® Games. Below, you’ll find a ton of facts, links and resources to help you keep tabs on all things Games-related. The WODprep team plans to update this page throughout the weekend to keep it as up-to-date as possible, with breaking news, updated links, and anything else Games-related […]

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Why The CrossFit Chalk Bucket Is Killing You

Allow me to paint a quick picture for you… You’re smack dab in the middle of a workout. It’s a hot and humid day, which can mean only one thing: slippery equipment.  (cue horror movie music)  You head over to your CrossFit gym’s chalk bucket, then do some more reps. Then back to the chalk bucket, and finish […]

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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 For BeginnersBox 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 […]

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Finding Time To Workout: How this CrossFit mother of two changed.

Life is busy. The kids are even busier. Work life is creeping into home life – and what’s a “vacation”? Weeks fly by and the idea of finding time to workout is smothered by piles of laundry and hours of overtime.At first, I began writing this to smugly inform you that it’s not that you […]

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3 Reasons Your CrossFit PR Plateaus, and How To Fix It

For many beginners, it may seem like you can hit a CrossFit 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 […]

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CrossFit Mindset: Time To Stop Hitting Snooze

CrossFit Mindset: Focus On What You Can Control Guess what? I haven’t hit the snooze button in nearly 12 months.  Why?  Because I told myself to stop hitting the snooze button. Pretty crazy, huh? I didn’t do a magical anti-snooze-button dance. I didn’t pray. I didn’t write down all of the reasons why hitting the snooze button was bad for me. […]

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