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What is the CrossFit Open?Click here for more information. The Open is essentially a worldwide competition where, for 3 weeks, all CrossFit gyms around the world do the exact same workout programmed by CrossFit HQ. On another level it’s a time to celebrate all wins no matter how small or big. It’s a time to come together as a gym and push your teammates to new levels. It’s a time to embrace the fun and competitiveness within us all. And it’s a time to push yourself outside your comfort zone.When is the CrossFit Open and when will Boulder CrossFit do the workouts?Each Thursday night for 3 weeks CrossFit HQ releases the workout starting February 24th then March 3rd and finally ending on March 10th. As a gym ALL classes will do the workout the following day on Friday whether you are officially signed up or not.Why should I sign up?Every year...
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We’re here! January 2022. A symbolic day/month for people to proclaim their New Years Resolutions. A fresh start. A new outlook. And the start of a better version of yourself. The problem is, I haven’t made a new years resolution…ever! And heres why. I have no problem with resolutions. The problem lies in how we frame them. More often than not, I’ve seen countless people make unrealistic resolutions only to break them by mid-February. Don’t get me wrong, goals are great. We all need and should have them to continue to grow both personally and professionally. But the story often goes something like this. “I want to become a happier, healthier version of myself. To do that I’m going to workout 7 days a week at 6am, eat no carbs, cut out all alcohol and get 8-9 hours a sleep a night”. Sounds great on paper but in practice this...
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The last few months of every year, normally go a little something like this. Halloween rolls around and you tell yourself you’ve been super committed to your health and fitness the last 10 months, so why not just take a few extra days off from the gym next week? The problem with this is, that only 3 weeks after Halloween is Thanksgiving. And then 3 weeks after that is Christmas! See where I’m going here? Suddenly a day or two turns into a week off from the gym. Then you get down on yourself and say, I will just go all out and wait until Jan 1st to start fresh. What’s the harm in that? So you put your fitness on hold. There will always be that one upcoming event where you tell yourself you can take a few days off from the gym and then get right back into...
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We wanted to write a few thoughts on what RX means to you and how that can affect your training. The technical definition of RX means as prescribed. In other words, if a workout calls for 3 rounds of 20 wallballs at 20lbs, 20 chest-to-bar pulllups, and 20 box jump at 24in, and you did it exactly as written then you completed the workout RX. However, there is a alot more to this than it appears on paper. How do you choose when to go RX or not in a workout? At Boulder CrossFit, we use the term RX to convey the intent behind each metcon. Sometimes a workout calls for a fast sprint where most if not all of the barbell work should be done unbroken. Case in point, “Fran”. 21-15-9 of thrusters at 96/65lbs and pullups. This workout is meant to be done in 7 minutes or less....
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Why is there no structured program in CrossFit? Why don’t we follow any plans or have specific days for upper-body or lower-body? Why is the programming so “random”? These are a few common questions I get from newbies to veterans alike. I thought I would address them all here so there is no confusion from anyone. When people ask specific questions about programming, our gym follows a simple formula. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday we dedicate 10-15 minutes to Olympic lifts (cleans and snatches) and core lifts such as squats, deadlifts, and presses. Tuesday and Thursday we program longer metabolic conditioning workouts with a mixture of “skill” work like learning how to walk on our hands or double unders. We generally follow the CrossFit methodologies of, “constantly varied, high intensity, interval training”. However, we also throw in 2-3 strength cycles throughout the year. One in Winter, one in Spring, and one...
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