Body Gears Blog

CrossFit Open 19.4

March 15th, 2019

Well, we knew snatches and muscle ups were coming!  https://games.crossfit.com/workouts/open/2019/4 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 get a few! Regardless of

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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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Your Quick Crash-Course on Pregnancy and Postpartum Secrets

February 20th, 2019
Back in the day, women (and even younger girls) used to attend each other’s births and openly learn about pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum from their friends and family. Nowadays, it’s easy to find pictures on social media of women experiencing a spotless and glowing maternity experience from pregnancy and beyond that don’t prepare you for

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Adapting Care for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

February 15th, 2019
[arthr-: joint] + [-itis: inflammation] Many different types of chronic joint pain can be classified as arthritis (over 100, in fact). Arthritis can sometimes feel like an inevitable part of aging with many people unaware of available treatment options outside of medications and surgery. It’s time to dispel some myths about two of the most common types

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Sprains and Strains: What’s the Difference and What Do I Do?

January 23rd, 2019
Do you have a joint that’s feeling loose or unstable or has become really inflamed? Do you get pain whenever a certain muscle activates? Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries that people sustain and can vary in severity from minor to surgical. While it will take a healthcare professional, like a physical

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