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What Are the Benefits of Running for CrossFit Athletes?

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  • August 24, 2022

You are a CrossFitter and hate running? You are not alone, but you should not run away when you see the next WOD involves… well… running. To inject some courage into your spirit, continue reading to find out what are the benefits of running for CrossFit athletes. You started CrossFit because you wanted to become …

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CrossFit Training AND Learning

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  • August 2, 2022

At CrossFit Timpanogos every class is coach-led.  Every movement in that day’s Wod is demonstrated for proper movement and Points of Performance (POP). Each movement is warmed-up in stages. Each movement is practiced before the Wod starts.  Why do we do this?  So that each athlete can safely demonstrate the movement before the Wod, to …

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Let’s get hydrated!

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  • June 29, 2022

Proper hydration is important ALL the time, but especially as the weather heats up we wanted to help you guys out with some tips to make sure you’re getting enough water to fuel you through your workouts. It’s important to realize that being dehydrated not only affects performance in the gym but ALL of the regular …

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What’s that equipment in our gym and why should I use them?

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  • June 20, 2022

You’ve probably seen some equipment in our gym and wondered to yourself, “what is that and what is it for?” Trap Bar The deadlift is an all-time great exercise and one every regular gym-goer absolutely must include in their training programme. However, it is also an exercise that people get wrong with alarming frequency – and when …

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Hero WODs. What they are and why we do them?

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  • June 12, 2022

Lest We Forget To the average CrossFitter, Hero workouts are symbolic gestures of respect for our fallen. CrossFitters from all over the world, regardless of country or allegiance, throw themselves wholeheartedly at these intentionally gut-wrenching workouts that serve as a tribute to our lost protectors. For those of us who undertake these physical tests, the …

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What’s the Intended Stimulus for this WOD?

What is the intended stimulus for this Wod?  It’s not always easy to explain, but the truth is it’s really not all that complicated either. CrossFit itself is defined as a strength and conditioning program consisting of constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity across broad time and modal domains.  But what does that …

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Sleeping for Performance

Think back for a moment to what your life was like before you were introduced to CrossFit. What did you eat? How did you work out? How did you measure your fitness from one week to the next? If you’re like most of us, you probably thought about what you ate a bit. Maybe your diet …

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What does RX mean?

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  • April 6, 2022

What is RX? Well, literally, the letters mean “as prescribed”. Yes, I know, that’s cryptic too, so let’s break it down. At its core, we define “Rx” as doing the workout (1) at the prescribed weight/height, (2) for the prescribed number of reps, (3) to the full standards of each movement, (4) and in the …

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Fitness in 100 Words

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  • March 28, 2022

Fitness.  In 100 words.  You might have seen this before or this might be your first time seeing it.  Either way, the core of it hasn’t changed much over the years.  Follow these simple ideals to improve your health and fitness. Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. …

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How To Optimize Your Warmup And Cooldown Routines

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  • March 20, 2022

Warmups and cooldowns are an essential part of training and should be given as much thought and effort as the workout itself. In fact if you’re short on time you are better off going through a proper warmup, mobilization, and stretching session than to try to get a quick workout in while skipping those other …

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