Author: OPCF

GHD Sit-ups: An Early Contributor to Long-Term Back Issues?

The glute-ham developer is a staple piece of equipment in most CrossFit boxes. It can be used for several different movements, but probably the most common being the GHD sit-up. This is an exercise that requires individuals to lower their torso past the point of extension (resulting in hyperextension) and then primarily use their hip …
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“Wait, We Have to Do Strict?!?!”

Movement standards in CrossFit are changing constantly. A skill or a weight that was once considered difficult a few years ago is now something that almost every average CrossFitter is expected to have the ability to do. Take handstand push-ups for example: this is an advanced gymnastics skill that has been a staple in the …
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Tips for Training in the Summer

It’s that time of year again: the sun is out, the humidity is high, the gym is stifling, and you’re just trying to make it through the wod without passing out. Summer is a wonderful time of year for a number of reasons, but when it comes to training with intensity at the box, the …
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Kipping it Real with Gwynette

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words.  July’s Athlete of the Month is Gwynette Butler.  Gwyn was chosen because of all her hard work pay in her short time at OPCF (coming up on a year YAY). We …
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Meal Prep Woes? Try This Super Yummy Recipe!

Summer: the hectic, crazy, busy time of year where you are driving like a maniac to pick up one kid from basketball camp, drop another kid off at VBS, and take another kid to a friend’s house for a playdate, all while trying not to lose your marbles. On top of this madness brought on …
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