Author: OPCF

Mastering The Rope Climb

If you’ve been around the sport of CrossFit for a while, then you’ve probably been exposed to the infamous YouTube video of Rich Froning during the 2010 CrossFit Games falling from a rope during one of his last workouts. This unfortunate occurrence actually led to his taking second place at the Games for the first …
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Kipping it Real with Laura!

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words.  November’s Athlete of the Month is Laura Loeffert.  Laura was chosen because of her energy and hard work she puts in each class! Laura is also so supportive of other OPCF …
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Why Should I Hook Grip?

Hook Grip v. Traditional Overhand Grip You’ve probably been there countless times: warming up for snatch day and your coach is yelling at you, ‘hook grip!’ You start to roll your eyes because every time you try to hook grip the bar you feel like your thumbs are being pulled out of their sockets. If …
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5 Tips to Keep Your Passion for CrossFit Alive

We’ve all been there – that funk, that slump – where you feel like you’ve hit a wall; you can’t get any better and you’re just ready to throw in the towel. It’s normal to hit a plateau or feel like you’re burnt out in this sport of fitness that is undoubtedly getting harder and …
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What’s in Your Gym Bag?

Just like any other sport, CrossFit comes with its own list of equipment that is commonly seen in members’ gym bags. Whether you’re new to CrossFit or you’ve been in the game for a while, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which “accessories” you should spend your money on. Here is a list of …
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