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Components of an Effective Warm-Up and Why You Should do Them

We’ve all been there…twenty minutes into a CrossFit class and you’re thinking to yourself, ‘Is this the warm-up or the workout?’ Oftentimes, warm-ups can be underappreciated because their value and importance is not fully understood. However, warm-ups can arguably be the most important component of a CrossFit class. They serve many different purposes with the …
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Kipping it Real with Ashwini!

Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words. February’s Athlete of the Month is Ashwini Kamat. Ashwini was chosen because of her hard work and daily dedication (sometimes twice a day!) at the gym. She has devoted numerous extra …
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Standards: What Are They? and Why Should You Pay Attention to Them?

A ‘standard’ by definition is “something set up and established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, weight, extent, value, or quality” (taken from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary). If you’ve been around the sport of CrossFit for any period of time, then you are probably aware that there are a specific set of …
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Tips for Mastering the Skierg

First it was the Assault Bike, now it’s the Skierg. CrossFit has this incredible ability to find movements and machines that will leave you contemplating your sanity. Exhibit A: the Skierg. This machine was originally developed as a supplementary tool for athletes in the sport of Nordic skiing. In keeping with Greg Glassman’s description of …
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Practice, Practice, Practice! Workout Ideas to Get Better at the Assault Bike

How do you get better at something you’re not good at? “Practice, practice, practice!” or “Practice makes perfect.” But do you ever feel that no matter how many times you get on the Assault Bike it never feels easier? Don’t lose heart. Just like everything else in CrossFit, the more you do it, the better …
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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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