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5 Shocking Secrets People Who Avoid Shoulder Surgery Know*

May 2nd, 2019
*We acknowledge our use of the “click-bait” title but if you’re reading this, it worked! Hopefully you enjoy the jest if you read to the end. We always welcome your feedback on titles and blog post ideas, so please email us at social@bodygears.com Whether you’re trying to capture your own “follow me” photo or you’d

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When Your Knee Pain Tolerance is “Too High”

April 15th, 2019
There are some people who will humbly admit to having a low pain tolerance while others are the “Go ahead, punch me in the stomach” type. While socially it’s perceived as more favorable to have a high pain tolerance, this can often get in the way of people seeking a solution to pain since they

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CrossFit Open 19.5

March 22nd, 2019
Les Brown said “The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory,” and 19.5 is going to be a hard one. But can you taste the end of the Open?!As with previous workouts this year and in years past, proper mobility and activation exercises will be important to your success in this workout. If you’re coming

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CrossFit Open 19.4

March 15th, 2019
Well, we knew snatches and muscle ups were coming!   Read the full workout here. I like the design of this workout, with 3 minutes of rest built in. If you are close to having muscle ups, this gives you a great chance. With some rest before you hit the pull-up bar, hopefully, you can

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CrossFit Open 19.3

March 8th, 2019
What. A. Beast.   DB Overhead Lunges DB Box Step-Ups Strict Handstand Push-ups Handstand Walk Time Cap 10-minutes   For the full workout, scaling options, and movement standards see the CrossFit Games website. Most athletes only expect to get through a portion of the handstand push-ups. This is a new movement for the Open, and a

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CrossFit Open 19.2

March 1st, 2019
Toes To BarDouble UndersSquat Cleans For the full workout, scaling options, and movement standards see the CrossFit Games website.This workout is all about shoulder and core endurance (read: LOTS of TTB). Priming the shoulders and doing a really good central nerve system warm-up for your squat cleans will be necessary for your best performance in this one.

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CrossFit Open 19.1

February 22nd, 2019
15min AMRAP 19 Wall Ball Shots 19 Cal Row   This workout is all about hip mobility, lower body power and endurance, and core control. Because of the sheer volume of this workout, I would advise a very light warm-up. However, we want to do something that’s going to get your whole body primed to

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“Cooling Down” During the CrossFit Open

February 21st, 2019
You all know the anticipation of Open season – excitement, curiosity and a bit of anxiety. Plus, you’re out there living your best life outside of CrossFit; relationships, family obligations, work. All of this daily stress can take a toll on your health and performance. Here are some easy ways during the Open to help reduce

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