Category: Blog

Kipping it Real with Tony!

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words. July’s Athlete of the Month is Tony Long.  Tony was chosen because of his awesome work ethic in the gym!  He shows up consistently, stays late to do accessory work, and all that hard …
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If Regina George Met Black Betty

If you thought Regina George was mean, then you clearly haven’t met Overland Park CrossFit’s “Black Betty”.  Black Betty was the first assault bike we ever bought and then slowly her “crew” of additional assault bikes grew.  They look harmless enough right?  I mean most of parents in the 70’s & 80’s owned some type …
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Post-Workout Nutrition: What Is It and Why Should I Care?

The importance of post-exercise nutrition often gets overlooked. It is easy to think that when the clock runs out after a hard workout that signals the end of the benefits that you will reap from your exercise.  The focus on recovery post-workout will allow for better recovery by decreased soreness, less fatigue and lethargy and …
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Don’t Be a Hero

Every now and then, we have people call and ask if we have a sauna.  Our typical answer is “Yes, it’s available May through August” ;).  As with many CrossFit gyms, at Overland Park CrossFit we only turn on the air conditioner when the temperature gets excessive for the safety of our members.  In saying that, …
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Post Workout Nutrition

This post is meant for people who work out hard and train as athletes. This is not meant for the people who use the elliptical in the gym simply to burn calories. Proper post-workout nutrition can speed muscle recovery and increase performance in future workouts; and I’m not talking supplements. There was a study done …
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Kipping it Real with Susan!

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words. June’s Athlete of the Month is Susan Johnson. Susan was chosen because of her commitment and dedication within the gym as well as her involvement within the community! We loved how Susan dove head first …
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