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Kipping it Real with Josh!

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words.  January’s Athlete of the Month is Josh Cornett.  Josh was chosen because of his hard work and daily dedication to improving his skills and technique for every movement. He has been …
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The Assault Bike: A CrossFitter’s Nightmare

We’ve all been there: that moment your stomach drops when you read the dreaded words ‘Assault Bike’ in the workout of the day. Your mind immediately flashes back to the time where you literally almost died trying to complete Assault Bike Fran: 21-15-9 thrusters and bike calories. After you have peeled yourself off the floor, …
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4 Tips to Master the Wall Ball

Wall balls: you either love them or you hate them. Ask most CrossFitters and they will probably tell you that they hate them. However, the wall ball is an excellent exercise that tests your upper and lower body capacity, making your muscles scream and lungs burn. Whether you are in the ‘love ‘em’ or ‘hate …
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Mastering The Rope Climb

If you’ve been around the sport of CrossFit for a while, then you’ve probably been exposed to the infamous YouTube video of Rich Froning during the 2010 CrossFit Games falling from a rope during one of his last workouts. This unfortunate occurrence actually led to his taking second place at the Games for the first …
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Kipping it Real with Laura!

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words.  November’s Athlete of the Month is Laura Loeffert.  Laura was chosen because of her energy and hard work she puts in each class! Laura is also so supportive of other OPCF …
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Why Should I Hook Grip?

Hook Grip v. Traditional Overhand Grip You’ve probably been there countless times: warming up for snatch day and your coach is yelling at you, ‘hook grip!’ You start to roll your eyes because every time you try to hook grip the bar you feel like your thumbs are being pulled out of their sockets. If …
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