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Kipping it Real with Anna!

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words. August’s Athlete of the Month is Anna Mollman. Anna was chosen because of her commitment to attending the majority of classes every single week, her willingness to learn new skills and …
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Shin Splints Beware: What Are They and How to Prevent Them

As the weather gets warmer and gyms are being forced to shut their doors for the time being, members are taking to the trails (or sidewalks) as a way to keep up their fitness. However, after months of being stuck inside a gym due to the colder weather, most athletes are not prepared to jump …
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Bodybuilding and Crossfit: Do They Go Hand in Hand?

Picture this: you’re walking through the store wearing your new workout tank from Lululemon and someone comes up beside you and asks the question: “Are you a bodybuilder?” You try to stifle a laugh so as not to offend them, but inwardly you can’t help but giggle with amusement. Secretly, it’s flattering to hear that …
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The Tall Jerk: The What, Why and How

Olympic weightlifting is probably one of the scariest and most frustrating components of the sport of CrossFit. However, it is an essential part of CrossFit’s training methodology because of the many benefits that occur as a result, such as strength, speed, power, force capacity, neurological adaptations, and many others. In order to get better at …
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3 Exercises to Improve Core Strength and Stability

Developing a strong core and knowing how to properly engage it during dynamic movements can be the difference between a good athlete and a great athlete or a 5lb PR and a 20lb PR. Oftentimes, the importance of one’s abdominal muscles (also known as the core) is understated and underemphasized in many CrossFit gyms. Proper …
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Kipping it Real with Scott!

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 Scott Pao. Scott was chosen because of the positive attitude he brings to every single class (even when there’s a movement or workout that he …
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