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The Top 15 CrossFit Online Accounts You Should Be Following

There are only a handful of ubiquitous names in the CrossFit community. Names ranging from the likes of Katrin, Annie and Briggs to Fraser, Froning and Fikowski. Aside from these individual athletes, we’re repeatedly exposed to only a handful of companies: Reebok, Rogue, Concept2, COMPEX, to name a few. While these athletes and companies provide […]

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CrossFit Open Workouts: What To Expect For 2019

In case you haven’t heard, we’re just a few weeks away from the CrossFit Open kicking off. For many of us, it’s like our Super Bowl of the the CrossFit year. An exciting time to come together as a community, and test out our fitness. As always, the workouts will be announced on Thursday nights, and […]

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Strict Ring Muscle Ups: The Missing Piece

The strict ring muscle up. A foundational CrossFit movement, and oftentimes a barrier to entry if you’re looking to score well in the Open. It’s one of the most complex gymnastic movements in CrossFit, but yet not always treated as such.  True, in its purest form, a ring muscle up is simply a pull-up, a sit-up, […]

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Custom Made CrossFit: Rebuilding Through Community

For so many of us, when we think about CrossFit, we think about community. Because if it’s one thing I’ve taken away from my time in CrossFit gyms, it’s that it is more than a workout or being the best you that you can be. It is even more than getting results. What makes the CrossFit community […]

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The CrossFit Open 2019: Out with the Old, In With The New

In 2018, roughly 429,000 athletes participated in The CrossFit Open. Only 25,000 people participated back in 2011. In short, the sport has exploded. Therein lies the problem Greg Glassman is trying to solve through the new CrossFit season format. The growth CrossFit Inc. has seen is international, yet the representation is still roughly the same year […]

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Setting CrossFit Goals For 2019: Your Best Year Yet

New Year’s Resolutions. Some people live by them, swearing at the start of each new year that: This year will be the one. This year will be different… this is the year I finally turn it around. New Year, new you! That last one always makes me cringe a little bit… How To Set CrossFit Goals So whether you’re crafting New […]

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The CrossFit Supplements Guide: What Science Actually Shows

Disclaimer: WODprep is not associated with CrossFit® in any way and these opinions are separate from the CrossFit® brand. As we discussed in “The Only CrossFit® Nutrition Article You’ll Ever Need”, supplements are the least important part of your success as a CrossFit athlete. They aren’t necessary, barring that you do not have some type of nutritional […]

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A CrossFit Book You Must Read: Positivity vs. The Process

Let’s take a step back for a second from our CrossFit® gym bubble, and take a look at the bigger picture. I know you follow WODprep for movement tips, workout pointers, and learning how to “take your training to the next level”. However, as a coach I would be doing you a disservice if I didn’t […]

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How To Do Kipping Pull-ups Perfectly

If you don’t know how to do kipping pull-ups yet, I’m going to make a wild guess: you hate Fran.  Imagine you’ve just walked into the gym with your friend, and you see “Fran” programmed up on the whiteboard… Fran: 21-15-9 Thrusters (95/65 lb) Pull-ups You each have different reactions… “Awww man, this is going to take us forever without being able […]

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What Gets Measured Gets Done: My Experience With Tracking Calories and Macros For CrossFit

Today, I want to shift gears away from teaching specific CrossFit® skills towards a different direction. I instead want to talk about eating, nutrition, calories, and macros for CrossFit®. As we all know, fitness is much more than what happens within the walls of your gym. So I’m going to take a few minutes to […]

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