Category: Blog

Sitting All Day? Why It’s Important to Get Up and Move Around

“If you have poor posture with shoulders forward, a curve in your spine, and collapsed hips, your body is literally healing the micro-tears and micro-trauma into this poor position.” – Jeff Kuhland, How You’re Sabotaging Your Posture and Your Time in the Gym Scary, isn’t it? There’s more: the term ‘sedentary’ is defined by the …
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When did “Fruits and Vegetables” become one word?

Fruits and vegetables seems to have become one word when it comes to giving advice on a healthy diet. However these two different food groups must be approached with different strategies. When it comes to optimizing health you need to choose the foods that best support your health and training needs. Fruits and vegetables have …
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Should You Overhead Squat

The workout is: 3 rounds for time – 20 overhead squats (95/65), 20 pull-ups, and 20 box jumps (24/20). But here’s the problem: you have poor mobility in your hips and shoulders, keeping you from going below parallel on your squat and keeping the barbell pressed directly overhead; you can’t do a pull-up, and you …
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Kipping it Real with Ryan!

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words.  April’s Athlete of the Month is Ryan Cooke.  Ryan was chosen because of his positive attitude in the gym and work ethic! Ryan brings a great energy to classes and gives …
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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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