Author: OPCF

Does Hard Work Really Pay Off?

Mat Fraser is not only famous for winning the CrossFit Games 3 years in a row, but the community has come to recognize him by his mantra: hard work pays off. Now, looking at an athlete like Mat Fraser who’s had a very successful career as a CrossFit Games athlete and who seems to only …
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5 Ways to Get Better Sleep

Getting the right amount of sleep is one of the most important habits you can develop as an athlete. Oftentimes, we can get caught up in getting the right pre-workout or protein powder, wearing the right workout gear, adhering to the best mobility program, etc. and we overlook one of the simplest, yet most effective …
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The Best Kind of Recovery? SLEEP

“When in competition or heavy training, sleep is the most important factor in achieving my optimal athletic performance.” – Rebecca Johnston   If you’ve been an athlete or been around athletes then you are probably aware that recovery is extremely important when it comes to maximizing your time spent at the gym. There are several different …
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Kipping it Real with Claire!

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words.  September’s Athlete of the Month is Claire Musser.  Claire was chosen because she has a great attitude and works really hard each time she’s at the gym. Claire adds such a …
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Movement Predictions for the 2019 October Open

It’s the dawn of a new age for the CrossFit Open. No longer will it take place in the spring months of February and March. Instead, the 2019 Open (gateway for qualifying for the 2020 CrossFit Games) will take place in the ever-approaching month of October. Even though the  timing of the Open has changed, …
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