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Recovery for CrossFit – 5 Best Strategies!

Recovery is not just what you do in the 30 minutes after a workout. Conventional ‘recovery tips’ tend to focus on a very short post workout period and are focused on thinks like ‘do a cool down’, ‘do some stretching or mobility’, and ‘get protein right away.’ These are all fine, but do not really […]

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Wearable Tech – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

We love wearable tech at WODprep; my team and I all use it to some degree on a daily basis. However, we’re also well aware of the pitfalls and disadvantages which allows us to be smart about it. Knowing what to pay attention to in order to improve your recovery is key, so let’s dig […]

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Top 3 CrossFit Mobility Myths

WODprep Physical Therapists Dr CJ DePalma and Dr Joe Camoratto are going to help me debunk 3 common mobility myths so that you can perform at your best without feeling the pressure to spend hours and hours foam rolling each week.If you’re more of a visual learner, you can watch us discuss this topic below: […]

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Best Shoulder Impingement Exercises

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common diagnosis that many of us have probably been given from a health care provider or heard about from a friend or family member when we are having shoulder pain or symptoms. It’s been explained to us that the cause of our pain and symptoms is caused by a pinching […]

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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.  […]

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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 Beginners Box 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 […]

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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 doesn’t […]

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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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