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I’m Back

Hey you, I have not really trained in months. Not since before the Open really. Over last summer, I ramped up my training in anticipation HQ might open the Masters division to the 40-44 year old age division and they … Continue reading

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Tuesday 130521

If you competed in Regional Weekend #1 congratulations to you no matter where you finished. It was a great weekend for all the athletes and tomorrow I’ll give a shoutout to a special few. All Regional Weekend #1 participants, whether … Continue reading

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Strategy for Open Workout 13.3

After 13.1 gave us a 17 minute test of let’s see who can keep their lunch down and 13.2 provided a 10 minute exercise in step aerobics, I had hoped HQ would bless us with something that would put a … Continue reading

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Strategy for Open Workout 13.2

Personally, when I saw 13.1, I thought it was brilliant. Actually, I felt it was the best workout HQ has produced since the deadlift/pistol/double under/shuttle run workout in the 2010 Games. Which is funny because 13.1 combined two not-so-wonderful workouts … Continue reading

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Strategy for Open Workout 13.1

So from video analysis and some trial runs, here is what we figured out: Note: most of the following advice is designed to get 190 reps in this workout, which in my view will be amongst the best in the … Continue reading

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How We Train During The Open

The Open is upon us. We are now set at exactly three weeks, 21 days, until workout 13.1 is announced. As March 6 approaches, anxiety for some of you rises. I’m fielding questions from those of you following that seem … Continue reading

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Before You Say Anything, Prepare To STFU

A few workouts ago I programmed this neat little ditty. It involved a few unusual moves, at least to some of my athletes, one of whom, Young Hector, called me out on. Yes, Young Hector can be a pain in … Continue reading

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Don’t Sweat The Skills Stuff, ‘Cause It’s All Skills Stuff

So, Young Hector, I have not forgotten about our text exchange the other day regarding the weekly programming and this workout, among others… I promised you an explanation. I didn’t forget. Here’s my answer to you, Young Hector… “Trust your … Continue reading

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It’s Science, But It Ain’t Rocket Science

Shannan Wilson. Photo credit: Drive80.com A great blog by Anders Larson┬áhas been floating around Facebook and Twitter the last couple of days regarding data from the past 2 CrossFit Games seasons. The latest entry from the blog called, “What to … Continue reading

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Thursday 121025

Recently I found this article, Heavy Lifting, No Rest, Candy: The Bulgarian Method, on the Wall Street Journal. Ivan Abadijev is the father of the Bulgarian Method and much of this program is based on this approach. I posted the … Continue reading

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