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I’m Doing My First Functional Fitness Competition—What Division Should I Sign up For?

Signing up for a functional fitness competitions is a fun way to test your fitness and compete in a different environment from your typical workout at the box. The first step in signing up for any fit

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Benefits of the EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) Workout

What is it? EMOM (which stands for every minute on the minute) is a type of interval workout where you perform a specific task at the start of every minute for a set amount of time. What are the benef

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What to Do If You’re Not Enjoying Your Gym’s Programming

Discuss the programming with your coach/program designer Rather than making an assumption that there’s no reasoning behind gym programming, take the time to sit down with your coach (or whomever d

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Laura Phelps-Sweatt, Westside Conjugate Sanctioned by CrossFit HQ

Laura Phelps-Sweatt and her regional-qualifying team Westside Conjugate have been sanctioned by CrossFit HQ. Phelps-Sweatt, a member of the CrossFit Powerlifting Seminar staff, is banned from all Cros

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How to Start Your Day Off Right: Best & Worst Things to Do in the Morning

As a night owl, I have trouble functioning when I roll out of bed in the morning. I know I’m not alone in this all-too-real struggle. I envy the early birds who seem to catch all the worms and are &

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Video: Mat Fraser Sets a New Event Record In Regional Event 1

There’s been a lot of talk about who the front-runner in the Men’s Individual competition is going to be at this year’s Reebok CrossFit Games. To help settle that argument, Mat Frase

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Murph—Why We Do It

Every year on Memorial Day weekend, CrossFitters in affiliates across the world perform the Hero workout, ‘Murph’. It is a workout that has become synonymous with CrossFit, not just for its brutal

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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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How does alcohol affect your athletic performance?

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.” -Benjamin Franklin There’s no secret that many CrossFitters are quite fond of alcohol. This is likely due to the

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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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