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Rowing For CrossFit: Form, Technique & Common Mistakes

Rowing. It’s the form of cardio that we see programmed the most often in CrossFit gyms, as well as the Open. Yet way too often, I see athletes doing it wrong… Sometimes, very wrong. Yanking at the handle… not using their legs… pulling back too far to the point where they’re almost flat… we’ve all seen this guy before: Whether […]

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Hand Care For CrossFit

Hand Care For CrossFit: Say GoodBye To Rips And Blisters

Who can relate? You’re on your final set of toes to bar for the workout, two reps to go. Suddenly, you feel a weird burning sensation on the palm of your left hand. You drop off the bar… and stare at your hand in shock… A rip – right in the middle of your hand. (Cue the horror […]

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ring dips for crossfit

Ring Dips For CrossFit: 3 Drills To Build Strength

Take a movement to the gymnastic rings, and that movement becomes just a little bit more difficult. Case in point…Ring Push-ups vs. Hand Release Push-ups Ring Muscle Ups vs. Bar Muscle Ups Ring Dips vs. Bar Dips The instability that comes with two moving rings is no joke. Which is why today, I’m breaking down ring dips for […]

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overcoming fears

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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CrossFit PR

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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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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