Author: OPCF

Which lower body movement is “King of the Lifts”?

The squat and deadlift are the two staple movements of a lower body training program. The squat and hip hinge are also two fundamental human movement patterns and are important for normal daily function. They also require a large percentage of muscle recruitment making them essential for developing muscle mass as well as increasing neurological …
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Does Cardio Hurt Muscle Gain?

It’s the ultimate tradeoff you must face whether you’re an athlete, bodybuilder, or recreationalgym goer. How do you structure your strength training routine and still make time for trail runs,pickup basketball, or your metcon of choice? Strength is good. Cardio is good. So how do you balance the two for optimal health and performance? A …
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Optimizing Nutrition For Recovery

There is a plethora of information on the interwebs when it comes to nutrition advice. Everyone claims to have the secret tip or biohack that will make you bigger, smaller, or more of…well whatever it is your goal happens to be. The marketing gimmicks are endless. Nutrition is a highly individualized journey. There are certainly …
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Prime the Pump

Have you ever started a workout and not quite felt ready? Like your body should be able to perform the  exercise but it feels extra heavy or a step behind? Maybe you’re watching others moving around you at lightning speed and you wonder “what am I doing wrong?!” Knowing how to prepare your body for …
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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.  March’s Athlete of the Month is Laura Still.  Laura was chosen because of her work ethic which shows through with her flawless movements. Laura never makes excuses and is always willing …
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