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 finishers in the 2017 CrossFit Open across several major benchmarks.

Free Preview: Inside the Sam Dancer Issue

He's a big dude with an even bigger personality. In this issue, get to know the one and only Sam Dancer. Also in this issue: tips for better dubs, 3 numbers that can dramatically...

Predicting CrossFit Open Workout 18.4

We're officially more than half way done with the 2018 CrossFit Open. So far, we've seen a 'first' in three consecutive workouts: A new Open movement in 18.1 (the dumbbell clean and jerk), a new Open...

Predicting 18.2—The Second Workout of the 2018 Open

We weren't completely off last week. After all, we called the rower and the cleans (sort-of).  Either way, 18.1 is in the past. It's officially time to focus on 18.2. 18.2 Prediction 8 Minute AMRAP of:  ...

Predicting 18.1—The First Workout of the 2018 Open

The CrossFit Open is officially upon us! Excited yet? Tonight at 5p.m. PT, live from São Paulo, Brazil, CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro will announce the first workout of this year's Open, 18.1. Immediately after,...

The 5 toughest workouts in Open history

Every year the Open is met with equal parts excitement and dread by the CrossFit community. Excitement at the chance to test our fitness and set new records, dread at how brutal these tests...

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Wrist Mobility: Why It’s Important + 8 Exercises to Improve It

How’s your front rack position? Do you wince with pain in your wrists when the barbell forces them back, swing a kettlebell overhead, or...

The Benefits of Training with a Weight Vest

‘Body Armor’  is the original name for the now famous Memorial Day WOD, ‘MURPH’. The workout is named after Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, was killed...

13 CrossFit Gym Etiquette Rules You Need to Know

Certain arenas require you to behave in a respectable manner. You wear the appropriate work attire because you are a professional and you are...

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...

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,...

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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Free Preview: Inside the Sam Dancer Issue

He's a big dude with an even bigger personality. In this issue, get to know the one and only Sam Dancer. Also in this issue: tips for better dubs, 3 numbers that can dramatically...