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How Long Does it Take to Make it to the CrossFit Regionals?
How Long Does it Take to Make it to the CrossFit Regionals?

IIn order to be successful in competitive CrossFit, persistence is required. Yes, it’s a cliche. But it’s a cliche because it’s true....

by Will Trujillo

POST CrossFit® Open Training Tips From OPEX Director of Coaching Mike Lee
POST CrossFit® Open Training Tips From OPEX Director of Coaching Mike Lee

Need some help jumpstarting your training in preparation for the next CrossFit competitive season? Our very own Mike Lee will provide some...

by Mike Lee

Tips For CrossFit Open Workout 18.5
Tips For CrossFit Open Workout 18.5

OPEX Head Coach Sam Smith and OPEX Director of Coaching Mike Lee want to share with you some useful tips and strategies for CrossFit Open...

by Luke Tagle

CrossFit Open Workout 18.4 Recap: You Need to Improve Your Deadlift
CrossFit Open Workout 18.4 Recap: You Need to Improve Your Deadlift

OPEX Head Coach Matt Springer weighs in on CrossFit Open Workout 18.4 as well as how athletes and coaches can learn from this past...

by Luke Tagle

CrossFit Open Workout 18.3 Recap: How Proficiency in One Movement Made All the Difference
CrossFit Open Workout 18.3 Recap: How Proficiency in One Movement Made All the Difference

Coach Sam Smith breaks down 18.3. First he will discuss the double under portion of this workout, then the muscle ups and finally the...

by Sam Smith

The Overhead Squat in CrossFit Open Workout 18.3
The Overhead Squat in CrossFit Open Workout 18.3

Don’t try and speed through the overhead squats. It could tire out your shoulders too quickly and set you up for failure in the double...

by Mike Lee

Strive for No Failed Reps in CrossFit Open Workout 18.3
Strive for No Failed Reps in CrossFit Open Workout 18.3

Do not fail any reps in 18.3 It could cause you to lose more valuable time than you expect. Successfully accomplishing every rep will keep...

by Mike Lee

Be Patient in CrossFit® Open Workout 18.3
Be Patient in CrossFit® Open Workout 18.3

The last thing you want to do is accelerate out of the start and fatigue in your shoulders and calves way to quickly. Pace yourself...

by Mike Lee

The 3 Biggest Lies You Should Stop Believing about CrossFit® Competition Training
The 3 Biggest Lies You Should Stop Believing about CrossFit® Competition Training

There’s plenty of misinformation out there about what it takes to be the best in the Sport of Fitness. Given the time of year, the halfway...

by Robin Lyons

How To Improve My Performance On Skierg Workouts
How To Improve My Performance On Skierg Workouts

Do you suck at Ski erg workouts? In this article/video James Fitzgerald goes though proper technique, coaching cues, benefits, and workouts...

by James Fitzgerald


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