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

CrossFit Open 2018: Flashback to 18.4Mid-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, […]

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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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Hacking Fitness

CrossFit Mastery: Stop “Hacking” Your Fitness.

Awhile ago I decided to crack open a new book – Mastery by George Leonard. It had been sitting on my bookshelf for a while, and for some reason I was drawn to it (probably because it looks like a short, quick read). The entire premise of the book is about finding joy and fulfillment […]

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soreness_recovery

Being Sore Sucks: Here’s How To Deal With it

On CrossFit 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!” Athletes are no stranger to CrossFit soreness. Frankly […]

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athlete analysis

Slow Motion Video Analysis: Why Every Athlete Needs It

Whether you’ve been CrossFitting® now for several years or several months, I think that we can all agree: fitness is a never-ending cycle.  What do I mean by never-ending?  The opportunity for improvement never stops. Which is a beautiful thing, in my opinion. You can improve one skill, then start to work on another, yet can […]

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