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Free Home Workouts for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Gym Closures

Gym or CrossFit box closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Or maybe you just want to abide by good social distancing guidelines and workout at home? We have FREE workout tools and advice that may help. Home Workouts to Beat Coronavirus / COVID-19 Gym Closures First of all, have you checked out our Travel and Home WOD (Workout Of The Day) Generator? This web page (which is FREE – no ads, no ask for an email, and NO pop-ups) will give you hundreds of workout ideas. There is no gym and no equipment needed – this is a great way to stay in shape at home, on the road, or just about anywhere. The link is https://fitatmidlife.com/travelwod What kind of workouts [Read more …]

Owner of CrossFit KOA and owner Josh Mandel
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Box of the Month – CrossFit KOA

For 2020, we’ve started a new article series – the Box of the Month highlight. We’ll take a look at some of the best CrossFit and functional fitness gyms around the country – and tell you why they are a step above the rest. For February’s box highlight we’d like to tell you about CrossFit KOA located in Mountainside, NJ. Before we tell you more about this great place to train – let’s talk about the secret ingredient of CrossFit: community. Unlike the globogym, your CrossFit box is a family – where your peers support, praise, and cheer you on. We talked to CrossFit KOA owner Josh Mandel on this topic, and here’s what he had to say: “It all [Read more …]

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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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Box of the Month Highlight – Clear Lake CrossFit of Webster, Texas

For 2020, we’re starting a new series – the Box of the Month 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 [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 …]

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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 …]