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by Matt Bosack I am a big fan of my athletes tracking their maxes — and a whole variety of them, too. I don’t want them to just track snatches and clean and jerks. I want them to track 2-rep max hang snatch, snatch max from high blocks, power snatch from hang below knee… the list […]

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by Justin Gold “I’ve heard CrossFit is really dangerous.” I have heard this at many social get-togethers with non-CrossFit folks. I have heard all of the silly statements and concerns, of course: “I have to get in shape first.” “I don’t want to get bulky.” “You guys are too crazy for me.” But the assertion […]

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by Matt Bosack There will be a lot of stories from the American Open this year, I’m sure. A lot of amazing things happened. Records were broken. Some amazing new lifters took the podium while other established lifters struggled. My story is smaller, but it’s one worth telling. A year ago, Wendy Huang walked into my gym […]

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by Matt Bosack In my years of coaching, there is one thing I have observed that affects athletes more than anything else: attitude. And when I’m referring to attitude, I mean the approach you take towards your training. Some people are super intense. Others are laid back. And others, quite frankly, are neurotic and hard […]

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by Matt Bosack   As a coach, I care about the well-being of each and every one of my athletes. After all, it’s why I do this job in the first place. I want all of my athletes to be healthy, first, and success in whatever athletic goals they’re trying to reach comes second. That’s […]