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THE DIRTY SECRET ABOUT HOW TO LIFT HEAVY

The Dirty Secret About How To Lift Heavy

Forgive me if I take you back to the basics, but sometimes we have to look back to be able to move forward. In exercise physiology, we have what we call the five health-related components of fitness: body composition, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.  These are elements that we consider the most …

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THE FRONING "SECRET" YOU HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT

The Froning “SECRET” You Haven’t Heard About

I remember like it was yesterday… Staring at my computer watching the 2014 CrossFit Games final event: “Double Grace” 60 Clean and Jerks (135/95) The best male athletes in the entire world were standing shoulder-to-shoulder getting ready to go to battle. Everyone knew who was going to win… Sure enough, he did. Rich Froning Jr. …

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Most Common CrossFit Injuries and Tips to Prevent Them

Most Common CrossFit Fitness Injuries and Tips to Prevent Them

Let’s get real, for any form of exercise you choose to practice, minor tweaks and injuries are inevitable. But what about CrossFit? Does the philosophy of “Constantly-varied functional movement performed at a high intensity” put you at more risk? Among your peers, you might get a lot of remarks like “CrossFit is not safe for …

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THE 5 BIGGEST CROSSFIT® CRIMES THAT COULD BE DESTROYING YOUR WOD

THE 5 Biggest Crimes That Could Be Destroying Your WOD

In CrossFit, like any other sport, there is the possibility of injury. The key is to be smart, seems easy enough, right? This is why a good coach will take the time to teach you proper technique, give constructive criticism and remind you to listen to your body. Unfortunately, there isn’t always going to be …

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Rounding out the 2020 CrossFit Open 20.5 in Choose Your Own Adventure Style

Rounding out the 2020 Open 20.5 in Choose Your Own Adventure Style

The final Open workout of the 2020 season has been announced, and it’s something we’ve never seen before. It’s a test of physical fitness, gymnastics skill, and mental fortitude, all wrapped up in a package that allows the athlete to choose their own rep scheme. If you’ve been around the CrossFit community for a few …

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20.4 Debuts a New Movement - Pistol Squats

CrossFit Open 20.4 Debuts a New Movement – Pistol Squats: Tips and Strategies

Another Open Wednesday, another puzzler from Dave Castro: When the announcement came, not only was it a surprise that we were going back to another lengthy workout – a 20-minute chipper – but that a new move is debuting in 20.4.  That’s right – Pistol squats are officially part of the CrossFit Open. In case …

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Deadlifts & Handstands: Your Guide to Tackling 20.3

Deadlifts & Handstands: Your Guide to Tackling CrossFit Open 20.3

As always, Wednesday brought us another cryptic clue courtesy of Dave Castro: Is that a boat? Are we going to feel wrecked (Answer: Always yes)? Why are there so many rips? Turns out, that clue was a reference to a 2018 WOD making a comeback, as 18.4 became 20.3. If you weren’t around the CrossFit …

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