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Kipping it Real with Courtney!

 Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words. August’s Athlete of the Month is Courtney Oddo.  Courtney was chosen because of her work ethic in the gym and how fast she has progressed because of it.  Over her short time at OPCF, …
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Move Better. Live Better.

Humans were made to move.  Our primal ancestors survived by moving.  They had to forage and hunt for food, build and seek out shelter, and of course they played.  To live, they had to move:  Walking, running, lifting, jumping, throwing, crawling, chasing, and climbing were not considered “exercise”, they were considered survival.  These activities allowed them …
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Myth Busting: 5 Excuses for Not Working Out

Are you sitting there thinking that you can’t workout.  Here are 5 excuses that we hear for not working out and why they are just that, excuses. I’m not fit enough:  Everybody has to start somewhere.  No matter if you are coming off of P90x and looking for to take things to the next level or …
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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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