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How to Confront Your Fear about the CrossFit Open and Life
How to Confront Your Fear about the CrossFit Open and Life

If you don’t experience anxiety, than it’s likely that the outcome is not important to you. All human beings thrive off of the...

by Sam Smith

Get Competition Ready: Train Together
Get Competition Ready: Train Together

The CrossFit Open is a competition. Training with others can have a variety of unexpected benefits and increase your own ability to perform...

by Carl Hardwick

Sleep is the Key to Recovery
Sleep is the Key to Recovery

Are you getting enough sleep? It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but sleep is vital to your recovery. Without it, you will be unable...

by Carl Hardwick

Stay Present When You Train
Stay Present When You Train

Life is hectic. Very few people have the time or energy to pay attention to the task in front of them and regret it later. Stay in the...

by michael mcelroy

Is the DASH Diet Effective?
Is the DASH Diet Effective?

The DASH Diet has been ranked the number one diet for the 8th year in a row. But is there such a thing as the ‘best’ diet? Sean McGovern...

by Sean McGovern

Previous CrossFit® Open Workouts in Training
Previous CrossFit® Open Workouts in Training

Are you performing previous CrossFit® Open workouts in training? You really should!! You need to be proficient at the open style workouts...

by Carl Hardwick

When Should You Do An EMOM
When Should You Do An EMOM

Most CrossFit Coaches design EMOMs for only one purpose; to cause fatigue. While this is one of the ways in which an EMOM can be used, it...

by Carl Hardwick

You Have to Earn the Right
You Have to Earn the Right

Head Coach Matt Connolly shares a cornerstone of his fitness and coaching philosophy. In a world of instant gratification, few respect the...

by Matt Connolly

How to Recover From The Fittest Experience
How to Recover From The Fittest Experience

So, you’ve just competed in The Fittest Experience and now you’re back home and ready to start training for the CrossFit Open. How do...

by michael mcelroy

The Fittest Experience vs the CrossFit Open: You Don’t Have to Choose
The Fittest Experience vs the CrossFit Open: You Don’t Have to Choose

If you are planning on competing in the CrossFit Open with hopes of making it to the CrossFit Games does that mean you should avoid other...

by michael mcelroy


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