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soreness_recovery

Being Sore Sucks: Here’s How To Deal With it

On CrossFit Soreness: You know that feeling when you roll out of bed and your legs say, “Nope!”  Or the feeling you get right before you sit down and your glutes are like, “Take That!” How about when you reach for the top shelf and your shoulders smirk, “Too soon, Junior!” Athletes are no stranger to CrossFit soreness. Frankly […]

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HSPU

Starting Simple: The Ultimate HSPU Progression

Remember the day when handstand push-ups showed up in a WOD for the very first time in your CrossFit life? You want me to do WHAT?! A push-up, upside down?  ​And you thought push-ups were already hard enough…HSPU’s can be intimidating at first. But if we take a step back and strip down the movement, get comfortable […]

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Friday Night Lights The Open

Numbers Don’t Lie: CrossFit Open Movements To Master For 2019

In case you’re new to CrossFit, let me take a minute to bring you up to speed. The CrossFit Open is made up of five workouts, announced weekly over five weeks, usually beginning around mid to late February. This year, the format is shifting so that moving forward, the Open will take place in October. Read […]

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the pyramid of nutrition

The Only CrossFit® Nutrition And Diet Article You’ll Ever Need

Close your eyes, and imagine the pyramid above is one huge, layer cake and the little red blur at the top is a cherry.Now, if the first four layers of the cake are made of mud, poo, snot, and sawdust respectively, is that cherry going to make a difference to the taste? – Clearly not, […]

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crossfit scores

Your CrossFit Plan: Laying One Brick at a Time

There’s a lot to be learned from this quote: “A remarkable, glorious achievement is just what a long series of unremarkable, un-glorious tasks looks like from far away. No one ‘builds a house.’ They lay one brick again and again and again and the end result is a house.” – Tim Urban, waitbutwhy.com  What’s your CrossFit […]

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BMU Struggle

6 Keys To The Best Bar Muscle Up Progression

For quite awhile, just the mention of bar muscle ups nearly had me running out of the gym.   So if you’re entirely new the BMU’s, don’t be like me and let them intimidate you. The key is working on the correct bar muscle up progression, and making sure that you understand the movement. Let’s walk […]

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athlete analysis

Slow Motion Video Analysis: Why Every Athlete Needs It

Whether you’ve been CrossFitting® now for several years or several months, I think that we can all agree: fitness is a never-ending cycle.  What do I mean by never-ending?  The opportunity for improvement never stops. Which is a beautiful thing, in my opinion. You can improve one skill, then start to work on another, yet can […]

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The Ring Muscle Up Progression You’ve Never Been Taught

Let’s talk ring muscle ups. Everyone wants to be able to string them together, yet getting there safely (keyword) can take some time and discipline. We’re here to help. At WODprep, we really try to stress the importance of first learning a strict ring muscle up progression before you start stringing kipping muscle ups together. […]

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Handstand Walk: A Progression That Actually Works!

Imagine the following.  You’re at the gym, and you and your friend decide to practice handstand walking. Your friend does the following –  Kicks up into a perfect handstand, walks 100 feet, and gracefully lets their feet fall back to the floor. “Wow, that was easy – and that was my first try!” (Said no one ever.)  For most people […]

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Why Double Under Jumping Form is More Important Than You Think

 Let’s face it – there’s a lot more that goes into double unders than just swinging a rope around and jumping. So I want to take a second to talk through something that may seem simple, but is super important… ​Double Under Jumping FormWhen most people string together their first few unbroken reps, they default to […]

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