Author: OPCF

Getting Up When You’re Down: Tips to Staying Motivated Through an Injury

Regardless of what sport you play, injury is inevitable. As CrossFitters, we put our bodies through the ringer every single day, so feeling little aches and pains here and there is normal. Usually, taking a rest day or two can easily cure these ailments. However, what do you do when the injury is much more …
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How to Implement Nasal Breathing in Your Workouts

Want to know the secret to being a better exerciser? Try breathing through your nose. Research has shown that nasal breathing can help improve your body’s capacity to perform at a higher level of intensity for a longer period of time. Here’s how: Your lungs are a major factor in determining your energy level. They …
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The Benefits of Nasal Breathing

If you stop and think about it, are you more likely to breathe through your nose or your mouth? If you are being honest with yourself, you will probably answer ‘mouth’. No need to worry; that is the response for most people. But did you know, there are actually a significant number of benefits to …
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The Unsung Hero of Fitness: The Kettlebell Swing

Whether it be Russian, American, Jamaican, or Australian (just kidding, there is no Jamaican or Australian), kettlebell swings are often overlooked as one of the most effective movements in fitness. Oftentimes, when individuals are looking for a single movement that will give them a quick, full-body workout, they will usually choose the burpee; nothing wrong …
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Training Movement Patterns to Improve Olympic Lifts

When first learning the Olympic lifts during an introductory CrossFit class, you may remember the coach telling you this popular phrase over and over, ‘Straight bar path!’ The coach is probably referring to the line that the bar travels up your body as you are performing a lift. Using the term ‘straight’ has the connotation …
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