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The Best Double Under Jump Rope: Finding Your Perfect Fit

Fast Double Under Jump Ropes = Fast CarsLet’s take a quick step back from double unders. First, imagine you’ve just turned the legal driving age. ​Today is the day that you finally get to learn how to drive. Woohoo! Driving school is the first order of business, and other than a couple times where you’ve played […]

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CrossFit Gym Drop-in Guide: Find the Best Box & Have a Great WOD

Nothing throws me out of my routine like traveling. I completely stop tracking my food intake. I binge watch shows I’ve been meaning to catch up on into the wee hours of night. I sleep way past my regular 5AM wake up call. I get zero reading done.However…The one thing I try not to compromise […]

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Box Jumps For Beginners: Avoid Injury, Jump Higher, and Conquer Your Fears!

Box Jumps For BeginnersBox 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 to the […]

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Finding Time To Workout: How this CrossFit mother of two changed.

Life is busy. The kids are even busier. Work life is creeping into home life – and what’s a “vacation”? Weeks fly by and the idea of finding time to workout is smothered by piles of laundry and hours of overtime.At first, I began writing this to smugly inform you that it’s not that you […]

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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 […]

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CrossFit Mindset: Time To Stop Hitting Snooze

CrossFit Mindset: Focus On What You Can Control Guess what? I haven’t hit the snooze button in nearly 12 months.  Why?  Because I told myself to stop hitting the snooze button. Pretty crazy, huh? I didn’t do a magical anti-snooze-button dance. I didn’t pray. I didn’t write down all of the reasons why hitting the snooze button was bad for me. […]

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How this 37-year-old mom went from zero to multiple Bar Muscle Ups!

Too often, when people think of CrossFit® athletes, many envision freakishly athletic half-robot humans with perfect genetics and full-time jobs as worker-outers. However, it just so happens that the REAL CrossFit® community is filled with people who are fathers, mothers, lawyers, teachers, grandparents, college students, and everything in between. Today we want to share with you an […]

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Scaled CrossFit: Why Bob sucks (and Sally doesn’t)

Scale Reps, not ROM. Meet Bob and Sally: They both really want to learn double unders.  Here’s a picture of Bob the last time he tried doing a scaled WOD with double unders: Actual picture of Bob. Bob and Sally both get to the gym at the same time, about three minutes late for the 5:30pm class at CrossFit® McAwesome.  As […]

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Don’t be mad at Dave Castro: Takeaways from the 2018 CrossFit Open.

CrossFit Open 2018: Flashback to 18.4Mid-workout, I turned to my judge (my husband) in a blind rage. I had flopped to the ground off the wall after stretching like a giraffe to get my 12th HSPU of the workout, my pride in shambles.  “I can’t wait for the Open to be over,” I said, panting.  He laughed, […]

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CrossFit® Open 18.5 – The Complete Strategy Guide (Scaled, Masters, and Rx)

The end is here: a bittersweet moment. This CrossFit® Open season was a doozy. We saw new movements like Single Arm DB Hang Clean & Jerks, DB Squats, and Handstand Walks. We saw new standards on an old movement: Handstand Pushups. We even saw both forms of muscle ups (ring and bar) in the same […]

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