Category: Blog

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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Travel and Training the Right Way

If you are a person who travels often for their job, it can be difficult to stay on track when it comes to working out and eating healthy. However, going on a trip doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fitness and/or eating habits. Here are several ideas on how to work out while traveling. …
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Ready to Step Up Your Game? How to be More Competitive at the Box

So…you’ve been doing CrossFit for almost two years now and you’ve caught the “bug”. You know what I’m talking about. You just did your first RX competition last month and you’re hooked. Spending an hour at the box everyday isn’t enough anymore. You want to do more. So what’s next? How do you ramp up …
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Kipping it Real with Chase

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 Chase Bryan.  Chase was chosen because of his work ethic and willingness to learn! Chase is a strong presence at our 5:30am class and we …
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Hand Protection: Tips and Tricks to Prevent Bloody Hands

There are two types of people in the CrossFit world: those who wear gymnastics grips, and those who don’t. One group is not more right or wrong than the other; they just have different preferences. Whether you wear grips or not, the most important thing to keep in mind is that protecting your hands should …
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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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