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 …]
Why look at the best weightlifting shoes for 2021? Lifting heavy weights requires the proper footwear. Many people lift using normal sneakers or running shoes – and that is a big mistake. They should be using proper weightlifting shoes, like the Nike Romaleos 4 shown here instead. We’ll review who makes the best weightlifting shoes for 2021, and tell you why they are the best. Best Shoes For Squats? Weightlifting shoes are the best shoes for squats. The raised heel (which is very firm) minimizes the ankle range of motion needed. The solid heel ensures you are stable with hundreds of pounds on your back or in your hands. These are the best shoes for Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and the [Read more …]
Nike has just released their latest refinement to the Metcon Flyknit line. Let’s talk about the Nike Metcon Flyknit 3. How does the Nike Metcon Flyknit 3 stack up versus the very popular Nike Metcon 4? Which is the right CrossFit training shoe for you? Here’s some of the styles available now from Rogue Fitness: Let’s review what makes the Flyknit 3 special.
For a limited time, the classic CrossFit training shoe made by Reebok is back – the CrossFit Nano 4.0. This shoe hasn’t been available in quite some time. But, it’s a classic design and people love it. It’s considered be one of the best rope climbing shoes, amongst other things. Here’s two of the styles still available: Let’s talk some more about why these are considered to be such great shoes. What’s Great About the Nano 4.0 This shoe was well-loved by CrossFit trainees. Why? Because it’s a great training shoe. Stability First, let’s talk about stability. For cross training and functional fitness you need a versatile training shoe. running shoes won’t cut it. Why not? Because they have too [Read more …]
Prilepin’s Chart is a table of optimal Olympic weight lifting rep ranges to be used for training. It was created by A.S. Prilepin, a Soviet era sports scientist. The chart was created by reviewing the training journals of thousands of weightlifting athletes. It is meant to portray the optimal number of reps per set, and total rep count (volume) for power training required for the Olympic lifts (the Snatch, and Clean and Jerk). The chart, also called Prilepin’s Table, is as follows: The first column shows the training intensity – the percentage of 1RM (1 Repetition Maximum) being used. The second column lists the number of reps per set observed during training. The third column (this is the important one) [Read more …]
Need a good holiday or birthday gift idea for an avid CrossFitter in your life? Here’s some great gift ideas for 2020. In this guide we’re going to focus on items that are inexpensive, small (easy to ship), useful, and will be appreciated by those that are crazy about CrossFit. What makes these the best CrossFit gift ideas? They’ll all be useful, functional items. Something that they will find real value in. And lastly, these are all unisex – they all make great gift ideas for men or women. And all these great gift ideas will put a smile on the face of your beloved CrossFit diehard or junkie. And by the way, these all make great gift ideas for [Read more …]
What is the EMOM technique? EMOM, or Every Minute On the Minute is an intensity technique for conditioning training. This is an interval workout method closely tied to CrossFit and other popular training methods. Start the clock or timer On the start of the minute, perform the chosen exercise for the specified number of reps Rest for the remainder of the minute Repeat for as many intervals as required A simple example: Perform 10 deadlifts with 225 lbs, every minute on the minute for 10 minutes total. What sort of exercise should I use with EMOM? What sort of exercises work best with EMOM? Honestly – anything! There are some caveats to using exercises which are too risky to perform [Read more …]