BoxLife Magazine

How to motivate your fellow athlete—7 types of CrossFitters and what they need to hear (or not hear)

So, you’ve elected to dance with the devil and stay in the pain cave. You’re going to fight on and squeeze every drop of awesomeness out of this WOD. But sometimes, you can’t do it alone. Someti

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6 Olympic Weightlifting Habits To Break Today!

With over 20 years of Olympic Weightlifting experience, I’m used to the sport being relatively misunderstood. Most often it’s confused with powerlifting, bodybuilding or other forms of weight trai

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Does Music Decrease Overall CrossFit Performance?

3…2…1…Go! That’s how the WOD starts in most CrossFit boxes all over the world. With this trigger the music gets louder and the symphony of fast beats, crashing weights and gasping athletes

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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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3 Benefits of the Goblet Squat

If the back squat is considered the ‘king’ of all exercises, the goblet squat is one of the best movements to master it. The goblet squat helps athletes understand the basic mechanics of weighted

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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 haven’t come across it yet

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The 2017 CrossFit Games in Jacksonville, FL?

Are the Games moving to Jacksonville, Florida? That’s the question on everyone’s mind after CrossFit Games director Dave Castro posted this photos on his Instagram page: 5:33pm A photo pos

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The Importance of Missing Lifts and Bailing out

We’ve all seen it: that PR lift that made you cringe, cleans caught with feet splaying out to the side, snatches that look more like overhead presses. The topic of bailing out of a lift is absolutel

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6 Tips to Develop the Overhead Squat

The overhead squat (OH squat) is, for many CrossFitters—one of the most vexing movements in the CrossFit repertoire. It exposes weaknesses in flexibility, balance, strength and coordination. For the

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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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Are You Celebrating Enough? 5 Reasons To Do It More Often

When’s the last time you whole-heartedly celebrated an achievement in CrossFit? I’m talking about a victory roar when you hit a new PR or dominate a workout. A manic fist-pump and war cry that mak

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Are You Stronger Than a Master’s Athlete?

How do you compare against the fittest Masters athletes in CrossFit? While it’s important to track your own progress, it’s also fun to compare ourselves to the best. We calculated the averages of

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Product Review: Gatorz Eyewear

A few weeks ago we received a pair of Gatorz sunglasses for a product review.  Since then, we’ve had the chance to put them through the ‘CrossFit’ experience—handstand push-ups, sprinting, jo

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Video: An 80-Year-Old Kenny Leverich Pranks Muscle Beach

Respect your elders! That’s the lesson 3x CrossFit Games athlete Kenny Leverich taught a few bodybuilders at Muscle Beach in Venice, CA when he disgused himself as an 80-year-old and put a few

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How to Deal With Elbow Pain in CrossFit

You’ve probably realized (or are in the process of realizing) that any part of the body can come under some serious strain in the box, especially if form is bad and flexibility is poor. The elbows a

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For Box Owners – Building Your Brand: The Opportunity You’re Missing Out On

Over the years, as VP of Sales at Clinch Gear, I’ve met so many brilliant and passionate affiliate owners and there’s always a common thread that links you—an opportunity up for grabs, one many

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