Author: OPCF

Eat This Not That!

Is there anything like a piping hot slice of pizza sliding out of the oven? How about a heaping mountain of nachos in front of you during the game or a tall stack of pancakes for weekend brunch? As you look to improve your diet you may have struggled to give up certain foods. Knowing …
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Speed Is a Skill

Depending on your sport, the importance of speed could be a defining characteristic of your success. Naturally, track and cross country athletes want to run fast, but speed can help in almost all team and individual sports where strength and conditioning comes into play. Whether you’re a running back who needs to hit the gap …
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Kipping it Real with Anna!

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words.  January’s Athlete of the Month is Anna Eftink.  Anna was chosen because of how hard she works in the gym and her positive attitude! She spends extra time working on her skills/movements after or before …
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5 Pre-Workout Nutrition Tips

“Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.” -Bob Knight Many people have diligent post workout recovery routines including consuming protein shakes, supplements, and other key nutrients. However, very few individuals give much thought to their pre-workout nutrition. What you consume for fuel before you exercise should include …
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Sugar: An Athletes Survival Guide

As an athlete or someone who cares about their health and fitness it is important to make dietary choices that are nutritious. One of the biggest battles faced by Americans today is contending with the high amounts of sugar that seem to be everywhere in the foods that we eat. Sugar seems to sneak its …
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