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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 […]

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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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Her First Strict Pull-up: A 1.5 Year Journey

“I always felt like I was close to getting a pull-up, but not quite there, and not sure what to do to get myself there.”  Can you relate?  For a lot of us, there’s a time when a movement may seem completely impossible. You feel like you’ve been practicing for months, yet you’re not making progress. When that […]

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CrossFit Scores: Defeating Whiteboard Envy

How I started caring less about CrossFit scores…In the dog eat dog world that we live in, it’s difficult to stay focused on the pursuit of self-fulfillment. Too often, we compare ourselves to others to get a sense of how happy we deserve to be. Furthermore, we tend to question our own self-worth when something […]

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Meet Justin: The Death of a CrossFit® “Snob”.

WODprep Featured Athlete. Ego. We’ve all got one. Ever read the book Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday? It’s a good one. In the book, Holiday talks about the unwarranted glory that we ascribe to successful people with egos. Furthermore, he skillfully breaks down the idea that ego actually stands in the way of many would-be-greats, including […]

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They told her to “take a break” from CrossFit® – here’s what she did instead…

If I could grant you the wish of having the shoulder performance of a Mat Fraser or a Katrin Davidsdottir, right now, would you take it?  ​ Without knowing exactly who you are or what your background is, I can probably make this assumption: strong, pain-free shoulders are something you want. Because let’s be honest, we would […]

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The Best Damn Shoulder Mobility Article On The Internet

Shoulder mobility is a hot topic in the functional fitness world, especially now that big, demanding shoulder movements are becoming the new norm in the gym. The days of seeing how many weight clips you can go up on the neanderthal nautilus shoulder press is now a thing of the past. The new movements that […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Local CrossFit Competitions

Fear, doubt, and anxiety. That’s what I felt when the owner of my gym asked me, “Hey, have you ever considered competing?” Before I go on, I want to be super clear. He was not asking me because I’m some prodigy he saw potential in. He was asking me because a local competition offered our gym […]

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WODprep Featured Athlete: First Grade Teacher and First Class Athlete

Weaknesses. We’ve all got ’em. Whether you’re Tia Clair-Toomey (the fittest woman in the world for the second year running) or just starting your second month of CrossFit® – we all have weaknesses that need to be worked on. But what does it actually mean to “work on them”? Just write your goal to “get a pull-up […]

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