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A Recap of 15.1 & 15.1a Plus Some Tips From the Pros

15.1 was billed as a heavyweight match-up, and all the pieces were there to make it an unforgettable opener to the 2015 CrossFit Season. Froning vs. Fraser. Number 1 vs. Number 2. Retired legend (for

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Become a Better Athlete by Changing Your Frame of Reference

I assume you’ve heard of Michael Phelps—U.S. swimmer and most decorated Olympian of all time 22 medals. Of course you have. The reason I bring up Mr. Phelps is to give context to an important skil

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Sam Briggs Moves to the South East Region

Sam Briggs, 2013 CrossFit Games champion and member of Team Europe at the 2014 Invitational, will be competing in the South East Region when the Open kicks off next week. Log on to the CrossFit Games

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Previewing the 2015 CrossFit Open Live Announcements & Athletes

This past Thursday, CrossFit HQ revealed the affiliates that will be hosting the five live announcements of the 2015 Open, and the athletes that will be competing in them. The lineup, I’m sure you

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8 Tips to Make the 2015 Open a Success

Step 1: Sign up for the 2015 Open In past years many athletes have ‘done’ the Open without actually signing up for it. They’ll just perform the workouts as they would for any other WOD o

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The 2015 NPGL Season Looks Bright: Dmitry Klokov, Willis McGahee, New Expansion Teams & More

Barely a year old, the National Pro Grid League (NPGL) is wrapping up its first offseason since the D.C. Brawlers were crowned Grid Champions last October. And what an offseason it has been… T

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Instagram & the Age of Comparison

Instagram is a social media mobile app worth $35 billion. The concept behind the app is simple, and therein lies its genius—and value. Simply take a picture or video, utilize Instagram’s fancy sha

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3 Exercises You Should Be Doing More Often

Running, rowing and kettlebell swings. While everyone may have one or two movements they struggle with, chances are that most people will dread seeing at least one of these three come up on the whiteb

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Games Preview: What Can Wodapalooza & the ECC Tell Us About the 2015 CrossFit Games

Every year two of the biggest fitness competitions for CrossFit athletes outside of the Games take place at Wodapalooza, held in Miami, and the Kill Cliff East Coast (ECC) Championships, held in Bosto

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The Importance of Good Blood Flow + a Few Tips to Improve It

I’m sure you’ve heard that having good blood circulation is…well…good! In fact, we’ve mentioned that such and such food or exercise can help to improve blood flow in several of our articles.

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CrossFit & The Warrior Ethos

There is an unavoidable link between CrossFit and the fighting spirit. We are all familiar with the Hero WODs that honor fallen servicemen and women: Murph, Jason, The Seven are just a few that come t

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The Open’s New Scaled Division: 7 Reasons to Sign-up Even If You Don’t Care About Competing

2015 is going to be a landmark year for the CrossFit Games. The qualifying process for both the new ‘super Regionals’ and the Games has been completely revamped, there is a new Scaled and Teen div

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Kids & Weightlifting: How Young is Too Young?

There is a long-running debate on the topic of when kids should take up strength training—specifically, weightlifting. Articles and opinions have varied on the subject, and for a long time the gener

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12 Pieces of Advice for the New CrossFit Coach

Every weekend, hundreds of CrossFitters around the world attend an L1 seminar, pass their exams and become certified CrossFit coaches. The best CrossFit coaches blend excellent bedside manner with eas

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