BoxLife Magazine

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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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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The Benefits of Isometric Training + a Few Drills to Get You Started

Isometric training—also known as static strength training—is an underrated and underused strength training method that can help you overcome a plateau in many of your lifts and increase your overa

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10 Keys to (CrossFit) Happiness

You’ll often hear athletes and coaches talk about their ‘relationship’ with CrossFit. It’s likely you’ve used that term before as well. Trying to explain this relationship to an outsider can

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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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