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Try some of these progressions and see your functional strength jump to new heights.
It is probably the first thing you feel when you lift kettlebells the first time. The humbling feeling of moving a weight that is often lighter than what you are used to, but the kettlebell seems to hit muscles and areas of your body you just didn’t know existed.
Some athletes finish top ten in the Open and end up somewhere near the bottom of the pack in the Regionals. Why does this happen?
Every year, when the CrossFit Games Regionals come around, there are athletes watching on their computers at home or from the stands at the events who know they would be one of the top individual finishers in their region based upon the events - but they didn’t qualify during the Open.