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5 Ways Kids Can Benefit from CrossFit

I’m so thankful I grew up prior to the explosion of social media and advent of smartphones and other technology. As a kid in school, recess consisted of playing basketball, soccer, play fighting—s

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Video: How to Teach the Split Jerk

Olympic Weightlifting Coach Daniel Camargo on how to teach the split jerk.

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Top Moments from Week 1 of the 2016 CrossFit Regionals

The first three Regionals of the 2016 CrossFit Games season are complete, and they weren’t short of surprises and intrigue. From Kara Webb’s domination to a shock result in California, here are ou

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Mastering The Muscle-Up

For athletes looking to get their first muscle-up—whether on the rings or the bar—who may have tried and failed numerous times; who may have studied videos, read progressions, been thoroughly coac

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Week 1 Preview of the 2016 CrossFit Regionals: Pacific, California, South

The 2016 CrossFit Games Regionals start May 13th with athletes from the Pacific, California and South competitions vying for a qualification spot to the CrossFit Games in July. Five spots are availabl

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The Benefits of Training with a Weight Vest

‘Body Armor’. This is the original name for the now famous Memorial Day WOD, ‘MURPH’. The workout is named after Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, was killed June 28, 2005 after exposing himself

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Marine/Owner of CrossFit Abattoir Fatally Shot While Trying to Intervene in a Domestic Shooting

Some sad news to bring you from the affiliate community. On May 2, Anthony ‘T.J.’ Antell Jr was shot and killed in Arlington, Texas after trying to stop a gunman who opened fire inside a Walgreen

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2016 CrossFit Regional Events 1 & 2 Announced

The 2016 CrossFit Regionals start on May 13th, and we now know the first two events the athletes must tackle—and boy, are they wicked! A video posted by The CrossFit Games (@crossfitgames) on May 2,

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Arnold’s Six Rules of [CrossFit] Success

As every day athletes looking to develop our fitness, we can appreciate those who have been successful in doing so at the highest levels. Before he was the Terminator and later the Governor of Califor

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10 Common Mistakes CrossFitters Make

CrossFit is a sport (and training regimen) that is nearly impossible to master. From complete novices to elite Masters athletes, there will always be something to improve, something to work on. We (sh

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2016 Masters Qualifier Workouts Released

Following the conclusion of the Open, the top-200 Masters athletes worldwide in each age division (40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+) have been invited to compete in the Masters Online Qualifier—four

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Julie Foucher Accepts Invite to Regionals

Julie Foucher, a four-time Games competitor who tragically missed out on competing at the 2015 Games due to a torn Achilles suffered at Regionals, has announced that she will compete at the Central Re

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Overcoming Your Plateaus and Getting Better at CrossFit

As CrossFit continues to evolve as a sport, pastime and recreational activity (beyond the domain of simply being a fitness program), many participants will want to know how to become better at it.  L

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CrossFit Games to Move Out of the Stub Hub Center Next Year?

Last week a letter written by  CrossFit Games General Manager Justin Bergh was posted to the Games website. Within it he congratulates the community on “an exceptional Open”, as well as detailing

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What’s in a thruster? Plus, a few tips to do them more efficiently

If there’s one exercise that’s synonymous with CrossFit, it’s probably the thruster. Heck, the term thruster was first coined by CrossFit. Ask 4x Games champ Rich Froning what he thinks the best

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Eating 101: How to Pack on Size

For many athletes, adding some serious mass to their bodies can equate to moving weight a lot easier in the gym—and you’ll look stronger too which doesn’t hurt. Of course, resistance tra

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