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Bear Mattress: Is This the Best Mattress For Athletes?

A few months ago I made a significant change in my training. It wasn’t anything obvious like a new squat cycle or nutrition plan....

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 a 3x CrossFit Games podium finisher. This year, he's got his eyes set on the sport's top prize: being crowned Fittest Man on Earth. Get to know the 28-year old Canadian chiropractic student inside & outside the gym. Also in this issue: accessory exercises to improve the front...

BoxLife Competitor’s Training #441

Week 6 of 6: Wednesday Weightlifting 7 Sets 1 Pause Snatch (Pause Right Above the Knees for 3-4 Seconds) 1 Snatch Rest 2 Minutes Between Sets Begin @ 70% of...

BoxLife Competitor’s Training #440

Week 6 of 6: Tuesday Weightlifting 1 Every 2.5 Minutes for 5 Rounds 1 Low Hang Clean High Pull 1 Power Clean 1 Jerk Begin @ 65% of Max Clean...

BoxLife Competitor’s Training #439

Week 6 of 6: Monday Weightlifting Every 2.5 Minutes for 5 Rounds 1 Snatch Pull 1 Mid Hang Snatch 1 Low Hang Snatch Begin @ 70% of Max Snatch &...

BoxLife Fitness Training #441

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Weightlifting 7 Sets 1 Pause Snatch (Pause Right Above the Knees for 3-4 Seconds) 1 Snatch Rest 2 Minutes Between Sets Begin @ 70% of Max...

BoxLife Fitness Training #440

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Weightlifting  Every 2.5 Minutes for 5 Rounds 1 Low Hang Clean High Pull 1 Power Clean 1 Jerk Begin @ 65% of Max Clean & Jerk...

BoxLife Fitness Training #439

Monday, April 22, 2019 Strength Front Squat 1 x 6 Reps @ 65% 1 x 6 Reps @ 68% 1 x 6 Reps @ 70% 2 x 2 Reps @...

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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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