Category: Blog

Lower Back Pain in the Deadlift? Try These 4 Drills!

Picture this: the ‘workout of the day’ is 21-15-9 deadlifts (225/155), box jumps, and bar over burpees. You cruise through the first round of 21 without any problems and then you start in on your set of 15 deadlifts. Immediately, your lower back starts to get tight and you have to drop to singles. What …
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Meal Prep Hack: Blanch Your Vegetables Before Freezing Them!

CrossFit is popular for many different reasons, with one of them being the variety of movements and workouts it employs to develop fitness. However, CrossFit’s fitness is not just created inside the box, but actually encompasses several different components, with the most important being nutrition. CrossFit methodology has developed its own definition of nutrition based …
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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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