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Female Hero WOD: A Complete Listing, and the Stories Behind Them

I remember the first time a Hero WOD actually meant something to me. Ryan1. It was a gritty five rounds of 7 muscle ups and 21 burpees, each round finishing up with a straight body jump one foot above max standing reach. It was named for Ryan Hummert2, a firefighter in Maplewood, Missouri. On July …

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Exercise at Home to Avoid the Gym During COVID-19 Outbreak

Exercise at Home to Avoid the Gym During Corona Virus Outbreak

We are facing challenging times due to the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. One of the most efficient strategies to prevent contamination is isolation because this virus appears to be spreading from person to person. We are all strongly advised to stay at home and not participate in social events that gather more …

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Do You Pee During Double-Unders? Here’s Some Advice to Fix It

If you know the terror that seeing three rounds of 40 double-unders in a WOD can strike in your heart, you may be someone who pees during jumps. Or, your problem may not even be double-unders but box jumps, heavy deadlifts, or even squats. Perhaps you also find that you pee when you sneeze, cough, …

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Struggling With Balance When Doing Squats

Have you been doing CrossFit for a while and are still struggling with squatting below parallel? By now, you should be a pro, right? Or at least you should feel more comfortable. But maybe that’s not what’s happening. Maybe it’s the opposite and feels like you’re doing something wrong while squatting or experiencing some sort …

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  • Have you ever heard from your coach “powerful glute muscles make for a strong, powerful athlete”? According to the experts this couldn’t be more true since weak glutes are associated with tight hip flexors, overactive hamstrings, knee pain, lower back pain, and poor range of motion. This basically means that strong glutes are important for …

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  • Will CrossFit Make You Big?
  • I started CrossFit in order to take up space. In order to be powerful. And explosive. And physically present in my life. How does that happen? How do we lose that? The ability to be visible. To stand with our shoulders back. To walk into a room and fearlessly connect. To unapologetically take up space …

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