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Redos and the CrossFit Open

For a lot of CrossFitters, the Open is one of the most exciting parts of the year ‘CrossFit Year’, regardless of what level they’re at. For recreational CrossFitters it’s a chance to throw down against the rest of the (CrossFit) world and see how you stack up; and for the more competitive athletes it’s …
Injuries and Becoming a Better Athlete

Injuries and Becoming a Better Athlete

If you play a sport, exercise, or live an active life, chances are you will sustain an injury at some point. To be clear, I’m not “wishing an injury” on anyone, but the reality is that injuries are an inherent risk associated with an active lifestyle. However, we can’t let that hold us back from...
Focus & Getting in the Zone

Focus & Getting in the Zone

If you’re an athlete, chances are you know what people are talking about when they refer to being “in the zone”: That feeling you get when everything starts to flow, anything is possible, and everything clicks. Unfortunately, being "in the zone" is easier said than done - Contributor Taryn Haggerstone breaks it down.

EMOMs & Skill Development

Using EMOMs is one structure to help you work on weaknesses and/or get in extra skill practice in a timely way. Taryn Haggerstone breaks it down.
CAL Pullups

Respect Your Judges…and Other Competition Reminders

My last post looked at what to do during the final week(s) before in order to prepare. For this one  I want to look at and some things to do/keep in mind during the actual competition in order to make it  as successful (and enjoyable) as possible.  1. Pack Food & Water (and lots of both) Large...
Sally's Hand

The Week Before Competition

After Regionals I made the decision to dial way back on Crossfit & focus on Olympic Weightlifting. However, I still coach/work with a number of Crossfit athletes and with more and more of them entering the Competition scene I wanted to put something together (i.e. lessons I’ve learned) in the hopes it will help …
Survival of the Fittest

Before you sign up to Compete…

CrossFit competitions are not hard to come by and with the increasing popularity of the sport I imagine its only going to get easier. However, they may be easy to find and a lot of people might be doing them but if you’re thinking about signing up (especially if its your first competition) there are some things...

Don’t Drop Your Squats

Squats: Using a Spotter vs Dropping the Bar When I first started lifting (and squatting) I didn’t really care whether I had a spot or not when I went for a heavy lift because I knew I could safely drop the bar if I got stuck at the bottom. Actually to be honest, I’m pretty sure I...
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