Road to Madison: Alison Scudds

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Alison will be attending the Brazil CrossFit Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 17th-19th. We catch up with Alison and talk training, nutrition, previous years and what she has been working on going into this season.

Handstand Walking Skill Progression

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As the sport of fitness progresses there are skills that inevitably must be gained, as we have seen lately, walking on your hands is one such skill. If you struggle with walking on your hands or even navigating a course on your hands you can see a big improvement with practicing the basics, give this portion of the Brute Games Prep Programming a try: 2 Rounds Accumulate 1:30 min   Free Handstand Hold Perpendicular to wall   One arm handstand …

CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy

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Thrusters and chest-to-bar pull-ups have been in every CrossFit Open so far — so is anyone even surprised by this workout? Whether you’re shocked or not, you still want to crush this final workout in the competition — and that’s what we’re here for. Join Brute coaches Adrian Conway and Nick Fowler for your 19.5 warm-up and strategy guide. What can you do in 20 minutes? Prove it. Here’s the workout: 33-27-21-15-9 reps for time of: Thrusters (95/65) Chest-to-bar pull-ups …

Brute Showdown S2E5: The Grand Finale

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The end is here! On the final episode of the Brute Showdown we see the ladies take on the last three events, which include softball, soccer and an eating contest. We have seen a shake up in the standings as we progressed through the last few events, can the ladies close the gap and take the lead from our current leader, Brooke Ence?    Event 6: Softball “Hit-off” Each of the ladies will be pitched to by an LSU softball …

CrossFit Open Workout 19.4 Tips & Strategy

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It wouldn’t be the CrossFit Open if we didn’t see at least one burpee, would it? Well, 19.4 is keepin’ the tradition alive with 72 of them 😬 Join Brute coaches Adrian Conway and Nick Fowler for your warm-up and plan for conquering this week’s challenge. The workout: For total time: 3 rounds of: 10 snatches (95/65) 12 bar-facing burpees Then, rest 3 minutes before continuing with: 3 rounds of: 10 bar muscle-ups 12 bar-facing burpees   Time cap: 12 …

Brute Showdown S2E4: Look Great, Jump High, Run Fast

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In this episode of the Brute Showdown we get to see what muscles are for show and which are for “go”. The ladies battle it out in the pose-off and football combine. With former Ms.Olympia, Dana Linn Bailey, teaching the girls how to pose and all of them showcasing their speed and explosiveness this is one episode you won’t want to miss. Event Four: The Pose-Off 5 Mandatory Poses: Front Double Biceps Side Chest Back Double Biceps Abdominal and Thighs Favorite …

Female Voices on the Brute Podcast

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We’re celebrating 2019’s International Women’s Day by highlighting some of the incredible women who have been on the Brute Strength Podcast. Brooke Ence Ep. 71  Ep.19 Mattie Rogers Ep. 38 Dana Linn Bailey Ep.51 Jessica Lucero Ep. 37  Ep.121 Lisa Bilyeu Ep.192 Hannah Eden Ep.178 Rachel Balkovec Ep.170 Dawn Fletcher Ep.157 Nicole Carroll Ep.151 Margaux Alvarez Ep.134 Christmas Abbott Ep.48 Ep.127 Emily Schromm Ep.126 Emily Duncan Ep.123 Girls Gone WOD Ep.110 Krissy Mae Cagney Ep.2  Ep.99 Rory Zambard Ep.14 Adee …

19.3 CrossFit Open Tips

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It’s go time for CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 and Brute coaches Adrian Conway and Nick Fowler are back with your strategy and warm-up. If you like hanging out upside down — you’ll like this one 🙃 The workout: For time: 200-ft. dumbbell overhead lunge 50 dumbbell box step-ups 50 strict handstand push-ups 200-ft. handstand walk 50-lb. dumbbell, 24-in. box Time cap: 10 minutes

Brute Showdown S2E3: The Ladies Meet “Christine”

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In this episode of the Brute Showdown, the ladies meet Christine — one of CrossFit’s notorious Benchmark Workouts.  With Brute Coach Adrian Conway as the host, these four athletes from different realms of fitness are battling it out for the fastest time: bodybuilder Dana Linn Bailey, CrossFit athlete Brooke Ence, powerlifter Maddy Forberg and weightlifter Mattie Rogers. Event Three: CrossFit WOD “Christine” 3 Rounds for time: 500m Row 12 Deadlifts (95#) 21 Box Jumps (20″) While each of these ladies …

CrossFit Open 19.2 Strategy

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Brute coaches Adrian Conway and Nick Fowler are back again with your warm-up and strategy for tackling this week’s CrossFit Open Workout. 16.2 is here! Again. Basically.   Here’s the workout: Beginning on an 8-minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:  25 toes-to-bars  50 double-unders  15 squat cleans, 135 lb.  25 toes-to-bars  50 double-unders  13 squat cleans, 185 lb. If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:  25 toes-to-bars  50 double-unders  11 …