Choosing progressions doesn’t show weakness: It shows intelligence!

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Let’s take a moment to discuss the ‘S’ word…that’s right… ‘scaling’. Say for example, handstand push-ups are on the agenda today (they’re not, so don’t worry!): 5 sets of 5 reps, as challenging as possible. Some athletes will kip, others will do strict sets, but the great majority will choose a “progression” to get through […]

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Scaling gymnastics for strength VS scaling for conditioning

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A while ago, we posted a blog about scaling, about how choosing an “easier” progression isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of intelligence. In fact, most of the time choosing proper progressions will help you reach your goals faster. Today, we want to go into scaling during strength sessions versus conditioning sessions. It […]

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Get a GRIP! Exercises to help build and strengthen yours

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Having a strong grasp, a firm grip, an iron hand, is a game changer. You probably have an idea of your grip strength from pull-ups or barbell exercises like deadlifts and traditional weightlifting movements. For most beginner and intermediate athletes doing functional fitness exercises coupled with weightlifting, there’s a good chance that some accessory grip […]

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How to Overcome Your Fear Of a Crossfit Movement

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As a CrossFitter, there are a plethora of movements, some that you may fear at one point or another. A snatch, handstand, heavy deadlifts, muscle ups, swimming, box jumps…just to name a few. You may be afraid of pain, failing, falling, drowning or missing. You may fear doing something because you’ve been hurt doing it […]

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6 Tips to Overcome NOtivation

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One of the biggest challenges people deal with when following a training program is staying motivated till the end… Maybe you’ve experienced this before? The first couple of weeks you’re excited about a new program, but then you hit a rut It’s not as “fun” as it was at first Going to the gym several […]

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Put your foot in it?

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Are you a Nike Metcon kinda person…or a Reebok kinda person… Maybe you’re neither…or maybe…*shock horror*… maybe you’re an Adidas person… Whatever the shoe you choose to don when it comes to the daily WOD, do you ever take a moment to stop and think… Why do we now encase our feet…which for years went […]

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Unloading the Deload

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AHA! You may have heard this term bandied around before but never actually understood what your coach was talking about…So what exactly is a ‘deload’? One definition of a deload is: a purposeful reduction in training volume & intensity for the purposes of recovery, injury prevention, and improved performance. However, over the years, what constitutes as […]

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