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Gear Up For Rogue’s 2020 Invitational Online Qualifier – The “Q”

The Online Qualifier (aka “the Q”) for Rogue’s 2020 Invitational CrossFit sanctioned comp is here! They are calling it “the Q” for short – because that’s quick and easy to say – and it sounds cool. How do you get in on this fun and maybe score an invite to the competition? Perform the workouts and submit your scores online. Need gear? We’re going to look at each workout and make some recommendations: 2020 Rogue Invitational Online Qualifier Workout #1 Workout #1 is : AMRAP 10min (As Many Rounds As Possible) 1000m Row 75 Thrusters (75/55lb) What do you need? Concept 2 Rowing Machine Barbell Collars Plates to load to the appropriate weight for your division A Concept2 Rower is [Read more …]

Clear Lake Crossfit of Webster, Texas
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CrossFit Box Highlight – Clear Lake CrossFit of Webster, Texas

For 2020, we’re starting a new series – the CrossFit Box Highlight. We’ll take a look at some of the best functional fitness gyms around the country – and tell you why they excel. For this month’s box highlight we’d like to tell you about Clear Lake CrossFit. Founded in 2009, they are located in Webster, Texas (in the Clear Lake area south of Houston.) Are you too intimidated to give CrossFit a try? If so, a gym like Clear Lake CrossFit may be just what you need. First of all, they offer all the group classes and equipment you would expect at a CrossFit box – this includes a daily WOD and more. But the difference at Clear Lake [Read more …]

A CrossFit coach oversees a group of trainees performing the box jump.
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New Year’s Resolutions – Do They Really Work?

Do you ever wonder if you should invest time in planning a New Year’s Resolution this year? Heading into 2020 should give us the perfect snapshot of what next year will look like, but it’s natural for us to wonder if this mental exercise is really worth the effort. What the Research Says We found mixed results for studies showing the certain percentage of people who actually followed through on their resolutions. One report found less than 20 percent of people kept to a resolution after 30 days[1]. The percent of resolution keepers decreased to 8 percent for those who stuck to it a year later. The Background on Creating Good Resolutions With that unimpressive research as food for thought, [Read more …]

Performing a snatch - one of the olympic lifts
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2020 Rogue Invitational – CrossFit Sanctioned Competition

Rogue Fitness is a huge supporter of CrossFit – their equipment is used every year at the CrossFit Games. And for the 2nd time, Rogue Fitness is running their own officially sanctioned event – the 2020 Rogue Invitational. What’s even better – everyone has the chance to qualify, via the online qualifier. The 2020 Rogue Invitational will be held on MAY 15 – 17, 2020 – in Columbus, Ohio. Individual and team competitors will be competing for lots of prize money ($400,000 was up for grabs in 2019.) The winners (male, female, and team) will earn a spot at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. And what’s even better – EVERYONE can potentially qualify to compete… read on [Read more …]

Workout in winter? dress warm and follow these tips
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Winter Workout Tips – Top 5 Tips for Cold Weather

Progress with physical fitness often feels like it takes forever. Meanwhile, it seems things go downhill at supersonic speed if you lag behind. You likely have dozens of very legitimate excuses to skimp or pause your exercise from time to time. Some, such as an injury, are unavoidable, but one factor that you don’t have to let influence your workout is winter weather. In this article, we’re going to talk about how you can keep your fitness up – even in the coldest weather. Why You Should Winterize Your Workout You winterize your home, wardrobe, vehicle, and other essential components so they’ll continue to function through the snow, ice, and frigid temperatures of colder seasons. Your workout routine deserves the [Read more …]

A CrossFit coach oversees a group of trainees performing the box jump.
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CrossFit Membership Prices

Looking into membership prices for a CrossFit box? How much is CrossFit a month? You might be in for some sticker shock – it’s quite a bit more expensive than a traditional gym. CrossFit rates are pretty high. But, there are reasons for that – which we’ll explain. We’re also going to give you some current price points – so you can do a bit of comparison shopping. Lastly, we’re going to give you a few tips and tricks on how to get the best CrossFit experience for cheaper. Average CrossFit Gym Membership Prices We surveyed dozens of CrossFit boxes throughout the United States, and here’s what we found. CrossFit – Average Unlimited Membership Every box has an unlimited membership [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 20.5
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CrossFit Open Workout 20.5

The fifth workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 is now announced! This is the last of the of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.5 details are below. For time, partitioned any way: 40 muscle-ups 80-cal. row 120 wall-ball shots Women: 14-lb. ball to 9 ft. Men: 20-lb. ball to 10 ft. Time Cap : 20 minutes. Annie Thorisdottir finished in 13:49, Patrick Vellner in 11:14. CrossFit Open Workout 20.5 : Rx Remember, scores must be submitted by 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific on Monday November 11th. Please reference the official CrossFit Open Rules as needed. Official movement standards for Workout 20.5 CrossFit Workout 20.5 scorecard See more details at the Scorecard page for Open Workout [Read more …]

Woman performing pistol squat or one legged squat - CrossFit Open Workout 20.4
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CrossFit Open Workout 20.4

NOTE: This is last week’s workout – click here for the CrossFit Open Workout 20.5. The fourth workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 has been announced. This is the fourth of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.4 details are below. It’s a chipper with a 20 minute time cap! And Single Leg Squats! Jason Carroll, Sean Sweeney, Ben Smith (2015 CrossFit Games Champion) were at the live announcement at Diablo CrossFit. Notably, this is the first time that pistol squats (one-legged squats) have appeared in the Open. What an unpleasant surprise! CrossFit Open Workout 20.4 : Rx Details to be announced on Thursday 10/31 at 5PM PST/8PM EST. Remember, scores must be submitted [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 - Deadlifts - and lots of them.
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CrossFit Open Workout 20.3

NOTE: This is a previous week’s workout – click here for the CrossFit Open Workout 20.5. The third workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 has been announced. This is the third of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 details are below. CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 : Rx Diane 21-15-9 reps of: Deadlifts, Handstand push-ups Women: 155 lb. Men: 225 lb. Then, 21-15-9 reps of: Deadlifts 50-ft. handstand walk after each set Women: 205 lb. Men: 315 lb. Time cap: 9 minutes Remember, scores must be submitted by 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific on Monday October 28th. Please reference the official CrossFit Open Rules as needed. Official movement standards for 20.3: See more details at the [Read more …]

Bear KompleX 3-Hole Hand Grips
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CrossFit Open 2020 Gear

Looking for the latest CrossFit Open 2020 workout? Check out CrossFit Open Workout 20.5. We’re going to look at gear you might need for the CrossFit Open 2020. These items are minimal gear – nothing fancy – and just the bare minimum that you might need. The open is on now – and we’re just about 1/2 way through – grab a few essentials now so you are ready to improve your performance for workout 20.3. Here’s the gear we’ll be reviewing: Let’s take a closer look. Why Rogue Fitness? We’re going to recommend a lot of Rogue Fitness products in this guide. Why? Because Rogue is the coolest name in CrossFit – they supply the equipment used in the [Read more …]