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btwb apps (Android & iPhone)

We’re proud to announce the official release of the new BTWB App on iOS and Android. Built completely from the ground-up, one of our main goals was to make everything easier to find. BTWB is packed with a lot of features that many users didn’t know how to use or where to go to find them. So we listened to your feedback to provide a better user experience across the board. With the new foundation that our app is now built on, we’ll be able to easily implement new features and ideas faster than ever.
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Snatch vs Clean & Jerk Part 3: Age

The Olympic lifts have always been a staple in the CrossFit community. Thousands of CrossFit Affiliates around the world teach the classic lifts to a full spectrum of members both young and old, fit and unfit. BTWB is in a unique position to be able to capture weightlifting data from a wide variety of casual athletes who do CrossFit but may never participate in an actual Olympic Weightlifting meet. In this series of data-driven articles looking at different aspects of the Snatch and Clean & Jerks we will break down the lifts by gender, age, bodyweight, etc. using data from over 100k athletes. Read Part 1 and Part 2.

Age and It’s Effect on Olympic Lifting Maxes

As you may have suspected, 1RM lifts tend to decrease with age. That is generally unsurprising, but by how much do they decrease? To answer that question we studied proprietary data from BTWB users, organized along both age and gender lines.   Read More

New btwb App: Squads

The new btwb app, which will be submitted to the Android and iOS app stores soon, will include real-time messaging. You will be able to message your friends at your gym, and easily interact with their workout posts. When the new app releases, you will be put in a Squad with people in your gym and/or coaching programs. We’re also finalizing the ability to create your own squads with your friends (including friends at other gyms). 

Check out this quick video for an overview or keep scrolling for some more details.

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New btwb App: Calendar

We are excited to announce that the new btwb app will be released soon. We want to thank our awesome community for helping us beta test. The next series of blogs will cover different parts of the app.

Keep yours eyes peeled for video tips on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

The new btwb app, being released in the next two weeks, has an awesome calendar feature. Your calendar is where all the WODs that are assigned to you are displayed. You can easily see which days you’ve already posted for, and jump to any day’s workouts by tapping on the day. Check out this quick video for an overview or keep scrolling for some more details.

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Snatch vs Clean & Jerk Part 2: Men vs Women

The Olympic lifts have always been a staple in the CrossFit community. Thousands of CrossFit Affiliates around the world teach the classic lifts to a full spectrum of members both young and old, fit and unfit. BTWB is in a unique position to be able to capture weightlifting data from a wide variety of casual athletes who do CrossFit but may never participate in an actual Olympic Weightlifting meet. In this series of data-driven articles looking at different aspects of the Snatch and Clean & Jerks we will break down the lifts by gender, age, bodyweight, etc. using data from over 100k athletes. Read Part 1 here!

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In Part 2 we compare max lifts for men and women and discuss what this might mean for prescribing optimal female weights.

Looking at the ratio between female and male max lifts at different percentiles, we see similar trends between the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. At the upper end we see women’s to men’s lift ratios in the low 60s while at the lower end we see mid-to-high 50s. This suggests that there is a larger difference in ability between the top female lifters and the average female lifters compared to their male counterparts. The top female lifters are also closer in weight to the top male lifters than the average females are to the average males.

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175: Something Has Got To Give

This article is Part 1 of a new series we will be publishing that will consist of us following a CrossFit Games Regional Hopeful, Katie Harper, through her journey and progress over the next year. Her coaching will be executed by Jonathan Kinnick who, for those of you that don’t know, is pretty awesome. Jonathan is a Co-Founder of BTWB as well as the owner of CrossFit Kinnick. He’s a Board Member on the CrossFit Trainer (CCFT) Certification Board and a CrossFit CF-L3 Trainer. He’s also completed the CrossFit Coaches Prep, CrossFit Competitor’s, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Mobility and CrossFit Nutrition courses. He is also a USAW Sports Performance Coach.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” –Wayne Gretzyky and/or Michael Scott

Not to say that my life is completely fueled by Michael Scott references (lies), but the man has some wise words, and in all cases possible I try to apply them. My name is Katie Harper. I’m a physical therapist, a CrossFit coach, and like thousands of other athletes I am on the journey to qualify for the 2018 East Regional.
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New WordPress Plugin

We are excited to announce a new version of our WordPress Plugin! We have updated and simplified the interface and added some new functionality as well. Check out “WordPress Integration” under your admin menu on btwb.com to download the plugin and see the full instructions.

How to Install the Plugin

Create a “Member’s Only” section on your website

Our new plugin has the ability to “protect” pages on your website. You’ll be able to take any page or post on your site and restrict access to your member’s only. Below the page/post editor, just select “Protected” and put a checkmark next to your gym name.
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Snatch vs Clean & Jerk Part 1: How Do You Stack Up?

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The Olympic lifts have always been a staple in the CrossFit community. Thousands of CrossFit Affiliates around the world teach the classic lifts to a full spectrum of members, young and old, fit and unfit. As a result, BTWB is in a unique position to be able to capture weightlifting data from a wide variety of casual athletes who do CrossFit but may never participate in an actual Olympic Weightlifting meet. We are going to publish a series of data-driven articles looking at different aspects of the Snatch and Clean & Jerks. We will be breaking down the lifts by gender, age, bodyweight, etc. using data from over 100k athletes.
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Open For Business, Open For The Open: Starting A CrossFit Gym Part 10

After being a coach at CrossFit South Brooklyn in NYC for 6 years I moved halfway across the country to open my own affiliate, CrossFit Lumos, in Austin, TX. This series will chronicle my experience opening the gym and what I am learning along the way. This article is the final piece of the adventure, before I’m a real live gym owner. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. Part 7. Part 8. Part 9.

The CrossFit Games Open has always been my favorite time of the year. Despite personally having been described by my fellow coaches as a “slightly above average” CrossFit athlete (kisses), I still love the Open. I love the suspense, the strategizing and obsessing over each workout, what great challenges they are, and the way they bring together the CrossFit community, large and small.
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WOD Concierge

Look, we get it; life as a box owner/manager can be tough. You have all of the awesome ideas in the world, but you don’t have the requisite time to see a majority of them come to fruition. Case in point, you signed your gym up for BTWB…awesome idea. Finding the time to enter all of your amazing programming, though? Not so much.

Introducing BTWB’s newest service, WOD Concierge.

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