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The Purpose of Benchmark WODs

The Purpose of Benchmark WODs

Benchmark WODs are standardized workouts commonly performed in the CrossFit community. They are meant to be done with 100% effort so they can be used as a representation of your maximum CrossFit abilities. Each workout is given a name to make it...

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How Yoga Can Help CrossFitters

How Yoga Can Help CrossFitters

Hey there, CrossFit athletes! My name is Trish Reiter, and you may have seen me around LPF. I am a 200-hour certified yoga teacher. I was passionate about merging my two favorite disciplines, yoga and CrossFit, so I started BroYoga. A play on the...

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Breaking Down Protein Powder

Breaking Down Protein Powder

Protein powder is a powdered form of protein, which is a macronutrient that builds our muscles, tissues, and organs and helps fuel our body. The Mayo Health Clinic recommends that individuals who regularly exercise should consume 1.1-1.7 grams of...

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The Importance of Sleep for Athletes

The Importance of Sleep for Athletes

The Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine states that sleep is one of the three pillars of health, along with exercise and nutrition. Despite the clear importance of this form of rest, one-third of Americans are estimated to be sleep...

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Murph Prep Part 2: Training, Nutrition, and Care

Murph Prep Part 2: Training, Nutrition, and Care

This blog is the second in our 2-part series covering the workout, “Murph.” Murph is performed on Memorial Day in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, the man who created the workout but lost his life while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. It...

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Murph Prep Part 1: What is “Murph?”

Murph Prep Part 1: What is “Murph?”

Memorial Day is coming up, and CrossFitters around the world know what that means: it’s almost time for the “Murph” workout. This blog is the first in our 2-part series breaking down this WOD. In this post, we’ll discuss exactly what the workout is...

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Is Foam Rolling Actually Beneficial?

Is Foam Rolling Actually Beneficial?

Foam rolling is the practice of using a foam roller to massage your muscles. The goal of this myofascial release technique is to increase range of motion (ROM) and improve recovery after a workout. This sounds great in theory, but does it actually...

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Hand Care for CrossFit: Callus and Rip Management

Hand Care for CrossFit: Callus and Rip Management

What are Calluses and Rips?   Calluses Calluses are hardened, thickened areas of skin that form over parts of our bodies that experience a lot of friction. You can think of them as little coats of armor, protecting the more fragile tissues...

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Pre-Workout Supplements: Purchase or Pass?

Pre-Workout Supplements: Purchase or Pass?

What is "Pre-Workout?"   "Pre-workout" is a pill, powdered, or pre-mixed supplement drink that can be ingested approximately 30 minutes prior to exercising to boost energy. Ingredients typically include amino acids, B vitamins, glucose, nitric...

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Tips for Toes to Bar

Tips for Toes to Bar

What are Toes to Bar?   The “toes to bar” exercise is a gymnastics movement commonly included in CrossFit WODs. The exercise consists of hanging from a pull-up bar and bringing your toes up to touch the bar, as demonstrated in the video below...

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What to Know About the CrossFit Open

What to Know About the CrossFit Open

What is the CrossFit Open?   The CrossFit Open is an annual international online CrossFit competition. Every Thursday for three consecutive weeks, CrossFit Headquarters releases 1-2 special “Open” workouts for registered athletes to complete....

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Different Grips Used in CrossFit

Different Grips Used in CrossFit

Why Our Grip Matters   How we grip our barbells and kettlebells when weightlifting contributes to how successful our lifts will be. Just as there is a correct way for our spine, shoulders, legs, and feet to be positioned during a movement,...

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