CrossFit Open Workout 20.2
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CrossFit Open Workout 20.2

The second workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 has been announced. This is the second of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.2 details are below. CrossFit Open Workout 20.2 : Rx Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of: 4 dumbbell thrusters 6 toes-to-bars 24 double-unders Use 35 lb dumbbells for women, and 50 lb dumbbells for men. This is scored by total number of reps. Here’s some elite scores from the announcement video feed: Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault — 928 reps (27 + 10) Carolyne Prevost — 830 reps (24 + 14) Matt McLeod — 899 reps (26 + 15) Khan Porter — 857 reps (25 + 7) Remember, scores must be [Read more …]

Heavy bench press on a flat bench with Olympic barbell.
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Better Ways to Bench Press

The flat bench press is an awesome exercise – it’s the proper way to build massive upper body strength in the triceps, pecs, and front deltoids. But performing the movement in the wrong way is hard on your shoulder joints – and possibly your elbows and wrists too. Add in the crazy amounts of weight you can bench – and you have a recipe for disaster. The solution is not to stop benching; rather to start benching smart. We’re going to review equipment and gear that offers you better ways to bench. Let’s take a closer look. Bench Press – Proper Form First of all, the form you use for benching has a lot to do with your ability to [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 20.1 is now announced
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CrossFit Open Workout 20.1

The first workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 has been announced. This is the first of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.1 details are below. Rich Froning finished in 9:59, Scott Panchik in 9:21! CrossFit Open Workout 20.1 : Rx 10 Rounds for Time of: 8 reps of “Ground to Overhead” and 10 “Bar Facing Burpees” 95 lbs for men 65 lbs for women Time cap: 15 minutes. Remember, scores must be submitted by 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific on Monday October 14th. Please reference the official CrossFit Open Rules as needed. This type of workout is known as a couplet WOD – because it involves two movements. Official movement standards: See more details at [Read more …]

CrossFit Open 2020
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CrossFit Open 2020 (Open Workout 20.1 coming soon!)

Don’t miss the CrossFit Open Workout 20.1 Announcement Live on October 10th, 7pm CST courtesy of Rogue Fitness. What is the first workout for the 2020 Crossfit Open? We should find out in just a few short hours – see it live on Rogue’s Iron Game tonight at 7pm CST. CrossFit has become a popular sport across the United States and there are a lot of questions around the details of it. That said, CrossFit is not just seen as a sport, but as a lifestyle. This lifestyle is focused on effective exercise, balanced nutrition, and achieving goals that you make for yourself. Every workout is different and varies on the athlete’s experience and strength level. The ultimate goal is [Read more …]

2019 Rogue Invitational - includes an open online qualifier so that everyone can try and compete.
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2019 Rogue Invitational

Rogue Fitness is a huge support of CrossFit – their equipment is used every year at the CrossFit Games. And now, Rogue Fitness is running their own officially sanctioned event – the 2019 Rogue Invitational. The 2019 Rogue Invitational will be held on MAY 18 – 19, 2019 – in Columbus, Ohio. Individual and team competitors will be competing for $400,000 in prize money. The winners (male, female, and team) will earn a spot at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. And what’s even better – EVERYONE can potentially qualify to compete… 2019 Rogue Invitational Tickets Want to watch in person? Tickets are on sale now: Buy 2019 Rogue Invitational Tickets. There are three tiers of tickets – [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy Guide
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CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy Guide

The CrossFit Open 2020 starts soon – find out more. Today’s post is from coach Ben Dziwulski – head coach at WodPrep. Ben is a CrossFit wizard – check out his advice and courses on all things CrossFit. CrossFit Open 19.5 is here, our final workout of the (first) 2019 Open. Thrusters are back… and this one is going to burn. 20 minutes may seem like a high time cap, but don’t be fooled by what you saw the Games athletes do last night – Open 19.5 is going to take a while to grind through. I expect to see athletes struggle through this one, not to mention, plenty of torn hands (which can potentially be avoided if you watch [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 19.4 Strategy Guide
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CrossFit Open Workout 19.4 Strategy Guide

The CrossFit Open 2020 starts soon – find out more. Today’s post is from coach Ben Dziwulski – head coach at WodPrep. Ben is a CrossFit wizard – check out his advice and courses on all things CrossFit. CrossFit Open 19.4: Ultimate Workout Strategy for Rx, Masters, Scaled CrossFit Open 19.4 is here, and it’s a great week for a first bar muscle up…. or maybe a pull-up, if you’re going after 19.4 scaled. In week 4 we have three movements, and some programmed rest. Let’s take a look at the workout, and then talk strategy. CrossFit Open Workout 19.4: For Time (12 minute time cap, this includes 3 min rest!) 3 rounds: 10 snatches 95/65 lbs 12 bar facing [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 Strategy Guide from WodPrep.com
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CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 Strategy Guide

The CrossFit Open 2020 starts soon – find out more. Today’s article is from Ben Dziwulski @ WODPrep.com, be sure to check them out. Week 3 is here! And strict gymnastics have officially arrived in the 2019 Open. Who’s ready? CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 For Time (10 minute time cap): 200 ft. Dumbbell overhead lunge 50 DB box step-ups 50 Strict HSPU 200 ft. handstand walk Men: 50 lb dumbbell / 24 inch box ​ Females: 35 lb dumbbell / 20-in box For a full breakdown of the 19.3 workout standards, including the scaled and masters modifications, head to games.crossfit.com Link to full-length 19.3 strategy video: Overhead Dumbbell Lunges: Be aware of the lines and markings on the floor. Remember, [Read more …]

Sandbag training is a cheap, but effective training method - find out how to get started today!
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Sandbag Training

With so many forms of exercise available today, zeroing in on the optimal workout routine can be daunting. But it turns out that while the latest high-tech machines and exercise fads may have considerable merit, with workouts as in life, the best things are often free or at least nearly so. In the case of sandbags, the fact that these pieces of ultra-simple exercise equipment can often be constructed for just a few dollars belies the incredibly robust workouts that they can provide. With sandbag exercises, you get far more than you pay for, at least if you are only counting the dollar cost. But as we’ll see, the cost in energy, effort and focus required for sandbag training rivals [Read more …]

The technique of breaking up exercise into short "snacks" instead of long workouts is known as Exercise snacks. It has been shown to lead to measurable increases in cardio fitness - even when done infrequently.
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Use “Exercise Snacks” To Improve Your Cardio Fitness

A new study published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism shows that cardio fitness can be improved measurably with surprisingly little activity. The study showed that climbing 3 flights of stairs, 3 times per day, with several hours of rest in between resulted in measurable improvements in cardio fitness.[1] The concept of breaking up exercise into short, manageable chunks results in what are known as “Exercise Snacks”. By breaking up fitness into short, infrequent bouts you can more easily incorporate exercise into your daily routine. The study used 24 young adults with sedentary lifestyles and a control group of peers. The group that vigorously climbed 3 flights of stairs 3 times per day, with 1-4 hours of rest [Read more …]