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Mobility 101: Common Issues and Ways to Fix Them

Mobility: a term that is used often in the CrossFit community but is not practiced enough. If you read the previous article about mobility – what it is and why you should do it – then you know that it is an important component of being a good CrossFit athlete. In the following paragraphs, I …
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Mobility 101: What is It and Why You Should Do It

It’s your first time trying out an introductory CrossFit class and the coach has just announced that the skill you are going to be learning is the air squat. You quickly roll your eyes as you think to yourself, ‘Seriously? I do squats all the time at my normal gym. I was hoping to learn …
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Kipping it Real with Hari!

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words.  June’s Athlete of the Month is Hari Kumar.  Hari was chosen because of his encouraging and positive attitude! Hari is a strong presence at OPCF’s 5:30am class and has progressed so …
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Common Faults in the Snatch and How to Fix Them

If you are familiar with the world of CrossFit, then you know terms like ‘WOD’, ‘snatch’, ‘jerk’, ‘AMRAP’, etc. For most CrossFitters, when they hear or see the term ‘snatch’ they inwardly, if not outwardly, cringe. The snatch is one of two movements used in the sport of Olympic weightlifting and is a common movement …
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Keto and CrossFit: A Match Made in Heaven?

We’ve heard them all…Zone, Paleo, Atkins, Vegan, Whole 30, and the list goes on and on. The dreaded word: diet. We try these new, stricter methods of eating because we reach a point where we’re unhappy with our weight or physical appearance, our fitness level starts to suffer, or it’s the new fad and all …
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Early Morning Exerciser? What You Should Eat to Get the Most Out of Your Workout

We’ve all been there…a faint beeping is going off in your subconscious. It starts getting louder and louder as you’re being pulled out of a sweet dream and you realize, to your dismay, that it’s your alarm clock, not the oven letting you know your pizza is done. Immediately, disappointment and for some, anger, washes …
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