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The 5 Toughest Movements in CrossFit to Master

Certain movements in CrossFit can make us cringe just hearing them or seeing them written on the whiteboard. Movements that equally test your strength,...

5 Reasons Your Lower Back Hurts (And How To Fix It)

You hardly ever think about your lower back until it’s in pain: Then it’s all you can think about. Chronic sedentary lifestyles coupled with...

The 101: 3 Numbers That Can Dramatically Improve Your Rowing

Strap yourself in, grab the handle, and go. For a lot of athletes, that’s the extent of their relationship with the rower. Despite the...

How Do You Compare to the Fittest Athletes in CrossFit?

How do you compare to the fittest CrossFit athletes? To help answer that, we analyzed the stats of the top 10 male & female...

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He's one of the fiercest, most humble competitors you'll find at the CrossFit Games. In this issue, get to know the 6x CrossFit Games athlete, Cole Sager. Also in this issue: how to incorporate aspects of the bodybuilding world to help you reach your goals, correcting muscle imbalances, an...

BoxLife Competitor’s Training #556

Week 1 of 4: Monday Prep As part of your warm-up: 1. 30 Reps of Your Weakest Gymnastics Movement: Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups Handstand Push-ups or Toes-to-Bar 2. 3 Sets of 8 Hip Thrusters...

BoxLife Competitor’s Training #554

Deload Week: Saturday Gymnastics 6 Minute EMOM Even Minutes: 5 Muscle-ups Odd Minutes: 15 Toes-to-Bar Weightlifting Every 2 Minutes for 6 Rounds 1 Full Snatch @70-85% Conditioning For 30 Minutes Move Through: 800 Meter Run 15...

BoxLife Competitor’s Training #553

Deload Week: Friday Strength Back Squat 4 Sets of 5 @70% of Max Conditioning 9 Minute AMRAP 5 Hang Power Snatches (95/65) 5 Box Jumps (24/20)

BoxLife Fitness Training #556

Monday, August 19, 2019 Strength Every 2 Minutes For 8-10 Rounds Work up to a heavy 2-rep max front squat Begin @ 55% of Front Squat and Increase...

BoxLife Fitness Training #554

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Deload Week Conditioning For 30 Minutes Move Through: 800 Meter Run 15 Air Squats 15 Burpee Broad Jumps 40 Calorie Bike 15 Air Squats 15 Burpee Broad Jumps Perceived Effort...

BoxLife Fitness Training #553

Friday, August 16, 2019 (Deload Week) Strength Back Squat 4 Sets of 5 @70% of Max Conditioning 9 Minute AMRAP 5 Hang Power Snatches (95/65) 5 Box Jumps (24/20)

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Building a Better Squat; American Record Holder Shawn Bellon’s 6 Basic Tips

American record holder Shawn Bellon can squat over 700lbs off the rack for multiple reps. Here he offers a few tips to get your own squat numbers on the rise!

What is Compensatory Acceleration Training and how can it help you get stronger?

Compensatory Acceleration Training (CAT) was popularized in the western world by Dr. Fred Hatfield. Known as “Dr. Squat”, Hatfield utilized CAT during his time...

What exactly is Tabata training? And what are the benefits?

Tabata training is a hugely popular form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that is utilized in multiple fitness and sport-specific training methodologies. If you...

The Russian Kettlebell Swing: Correcting 5 Common Errors

The Russian kettlebell swing (a two-arm swing to the chest or eye-level) is the original, or foundational, kettlebell exercise. The American kettlebell swing (a...

12 Tips for a New CrossFitter

1. Scale Know your limits. Let’s take the benchmark workout Diane. Diane consists of 21, 15 and 9 reps of deadlifts and handstand push-ups. The...

5 Bad Workout Habits You Need to Break

1. The burpee/push-up nap A common fault employed by even the most seasoned athlete, the burpee/push-up nap involves taking a prolonged rest in the prone...

3 Exercises You Should Be Doing More Often

Running, rowing and kettlebell swings. While everyone may have one or two movements they struggle with, chances are that most people will dread seeing...

Ankle Mobility: Why it’s important and how to improve it

When we think of mobility in CrossFit, we usually focus on our shoulders, traps, IT band, quadriceps—pretty much the entire posterior chain (which includes...

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