As a young gym back in 2011, we knew we needed a competitors edge in our programming. Some of the leaders of the coaching team have attended the CrossFit Competitors Course, CrossFit Football Certifications, the Outlaw Camp, the OPEX Camp and we continue to spread our wings in the strength and conditioning community as well as the CrossFit community to stay current and yet not follow every fad that comes across our Instagram page or through our email inbox.

CrossFit-Football_Logo-300x145Back then, CrossFit Football (CFFB) was turning out some monsters in our sport. While the workouts were short and focused more on sport specific performance, we excelled in using  CrossFit Football’s programming to augment our competitors.  (*Since 2016, CrossFit Football became Johnnie WOD, a subscription service for CFFB programming.)


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Fast forward a few years and Rudy Nielsen of Outlaw CrossFit was one of the first to program for competitors who wanted to make it “to the games”. Once again we fine tuned our programming to include his programming lines tailored to Rebels. The change was good, but….once again…

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Ben Bergeron has been churning out CF Games athletes for the past several years.  We began following his competitors programming  as it employed a structured lifting phase and periodized the year leading up to the Open.  His drills and benchmarks on high volume gymnastics also stuck us as pertinent to our goals. Our program runs a week behind the Comp Train Programming until nearer the open and then we run day of.

CrossFit Rebels’ athletes who wish to compete in the sport of CrossFit, who understand that there are fewer members of this program and that often the drive needs to be internal to succeed versus competing with the person right next to you, and who have the higher level gymnastic skills, barbell proficiency and loads and time to invest in the program are ideal candidates. Our program is called Rx+.

Every quarter we take applications for entry into Rx+.

Paul Chapman, General Manager and Head Coach, runs this program.