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CrossFit Masters: Too Risky for the Over 50?

The film star Maurice Chevalier is credited with first remarking that: ‘Growing old isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative’. Whilst most people would agree with that witticism, how we should go about adapting our activity levels as we get older is surprisingly contentious. There is an overwhelming mix of science, ‘common knowledge’ and social media […]

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Work on Ring Muscle Ups without Rings!

You can work on ring muscle ups without rings?!? Absolutely and all you need are a few items from around your home.  Here are 3 different drills you can work to improve dip strength, pulling strength, and those pesky transitions! First, let’s gather the items we’ll need. Look around your space to find: Two sturdy […]

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The Obstacle (COVID-19) Is The Way

I started reading The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday. I ordered this from Amazon when shit started to get real with COVID-19. Why? Because I’m determined not to join the pity parties around me. I’m determined to come out the other side of this crazy, life-changing experience with some positively life-changing results. In […]

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Training CrossFit at Home: How to work with what you’ve got and not lose all your gains

MY GYM IS CLOSED! I HAVE NO EQUIPMENT! I WILL SURELY SEE MY MUSCLES TURN TO MASHED POTATOES AND JELLY! We’re all thinking about it. Yes, we’re all a bit startled, rattled, and upset. Our routine has been interrupted, and our up-to-this-point-known-fitness world has closed its doors on us, but we haven’t lost access to […]

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CrossFit For Beginners

CrossFit For Beginners: What To Expect (And What Happened To Me)

Ever since I could remember, I’d been an athlete. I played a bunch of sports, volleyball through college, and had been comfortable in various gym settings since about age 14.  So why was I sitting in my car, outside of this CrossFit gym, so terrified to go inside?  ​ It was supposed to be my […]

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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 […]

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CrossFit Pacing

CrossFit Pacing: The Key To Perfectly Executing Workouts | WODprep

3…2…1… go!  The workout of the day is Helen, and you come out at a blistering pace. The movements are just running, kettlebell swings, and pull-ups – shouldn’t be too hard…  Right?   Wrong.   You overestimate your 400 meter run pace… and by the third round, you’re completely dragging.  CrossFit Pacing: Why it’s important  […]

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Meet Patricia McGill: A 60+ CrossFit Masters Athlete & Total Badass

Meet Patricia. She’s 60, and everything that I aspire to be 30 years from now.   Because while a large majority of 60 year olds wouldn’t even imagine attempting pull-ups, Patricia’s issue isn’t the lack of strength; it’s the fact that her pull-up bar in the backyard has ice on it this time of year.   #CanadaProblems  […]

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CrossFit 20.5

CrossFit 20.5 – The Ultimate Strategy Guide for Rx, Scaled, Masters

Welcome to your fifth and final week of the 2020 CrossFit Open!  CrossFit 20.5 is here… and so are 40 ring muscle ups.    (or chest to bar pull-ups, or chin over the bar pull-ups, or jumping C2B – depending if you’re a Masters or Scaled athlete).    Don’t freak out – the 20.5 Strategy […]

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20.5 CrossFit

20.5 CrossFit Workout: Ring Muscle Ups Have Arrived | WODprep

20.5 CrossFit is here – and we’re looking at a workout like nothing we’ve seen programmed in the Open before.    Strategy is going to be key here, folks. Let’s take a look at what we’re dealing with…  20.5 CrossFit Announcement & Strategy For the full 20.5 workout standards and description, head here.  CrossFit 20.5: […]

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