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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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Double Unders For Beginners: A 7 Step Progression To Mastery

Whether you’re brand new to CrossFit® or have been training for a while, we can all agree on one thing: double unders are not an easy skill to learn, and they are REALLY frustrating.  Let’s take a look at a few important keys for mastering double unders: Correct jump height. Spinning the rope in a controlled manner. Keeping your […]

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The Toes To Bar Progression You’ve Been Searching For

Let’s talk toes to bar.  Odds are, toes to bar wasn’t a movement that you saw before stepping foot in a CrossFit® gym. And while the skill itself looks to be simple, getting the hang of it and stringing reps together is more difficult than it looks. To get rid of the difficulty, I’m going to […]

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Strict Pull-ups For CrossFit: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re reading this, odds are you fall into one of these categories: You’re working towards your first strict pull-up for CrossFit. You want to be able to do more strict pull-ups. You want to learn how to coach strict pull-up drills and progressions more effectively. Great, you’re in the right place. Welcome to what we hope will be […]

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Getting CrossFit Results: Goals Without A Plan Are Just Wishes

After a recent girls night out, I told a friend that I would love to be good at doing my own makeup. My friend, listening to my comment, gave me a look and said something that made me smile.  “If I thought for a minute that you gave a shit about your makeup I’d tell you to […]

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