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Meet Justin: The Death of a CrossFit® “Snob”.

WODprep Featured Athlete. Ego. We’ve all got one. Ever read the book Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday? It’s a good one. In the book, Holiday talks about the unwarranted glory that we ascribe to successful people with egos. Furthermore, he skillfully breaks down the idea that ego actually stands in the way of many would-be-greats, including […]

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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 Best Damn Shoulder Mobility Article On The Internet

Shoulder mobility is a hot topic in the functional fitness world, especially now that big, demanding shoulder movements are becoming the new norm in the gym. The days of seeing how many weight clips you can go up on the neanderthal nautilus shoulder press is now a thing of the past. The new movements that […]

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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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weaknesses

WODprep Featured Athlete: First Grade Teacher & First Class Athlete

Weaknesses. We’ve all got ’em. Whether you’re Tia Clair-Toomey (the fittest woman in the world for the second year running) or just starting your second month of CrossFit® – we all have weaknesses that need to be worked on. But what does it actually mean to “work on them”? Just write your goal to “get a pull-up […]

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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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over the bar holds

The Five Best Drills For Strict Pull-ups

I’ll never forget that feeling when my chin finally made it over that bar: pure disbelief.  “Wait…. my chin is actually over the bar?? MY CHIN IS OVER THE BAR!!” Pull-ups were always my nemesis throughout life; did anyone else out there have to get tested on them during gym/P.E. classes growing up? My tall, gangly self would […]

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Why The 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 the chalk bucket, then do some more reps. Then back to the chalk bucket, and finish those reps. […]

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Kira’s 32 Pound Transformation: WODprep Featured Athlete

Do me a favor? Stop whatever you’re doing, and take 15 seconds to think back to who you were – mentally and physically – before starting CrossFit®.  Maybe you were already fit, maybe you weren’t. Maybe you were eating McDonalds several times a week, or maybe you already had a life full of fruits and veggies. Regardless […]

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Double Unders: A True Underdog Story

 Like any good Hollywood movie, my double unders journey hits all of the plot points within a hero’s quest: the unlikely champion, the near-death experience, the call to action, the appearance of the mentor, hitting rock bottom until that unbeatable attitude shines through and of course, the secret weapon. I believe that if I can learn […]

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