Sweeney, Davidsdottir win in South Africa’s The Fittest in Cape Town

In perhaps the closest races we’ve seen since the sanctionals started, Sean Sweeney and Katrin Davidsdottir claimed the titles of The Fittest in Capetown over the weekend. Davidsdottir proved all she needed was one...

The 2017 CrossFit Games: A New Location & A New Division

After Team Europe’s surprising victory (to some, I guess) at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Invitational, Dave Castro made two much anticipated announcements regarding changes to the CrossFit Games. The CrossFit Games Find a New Home Back...

How Strong is ‘Strong’?

At the 2009 CrossFit Games, Miko Salo, the overall winner and 2009’s ‘Fittest Man on Earth’, placed 9th in the max snatch event with a lift of 190. Jeff Leonard finished the max snatch...

Julie Foucher Accepts Invite to Regionals

Julie Foucher, a four-time Games competitor who tragically missed out on competing at the 2015 Games due to a torn Achilles suffered at Regionals, has announced that she will compete at the Central Regional...

The CrossFit Games Open: Having Fun With the Custom Leaderboard

Last week we provided you with several tips to make the Open a success—one of which was making yourself accountable by posting your scores online. “Posting your scores online adds an added level of accountability;...

Help Support Kevin Ogar’s Recovery

Dear readers and fellow CrossFitters-as many of you may have heard via social media, this past weekend, CrossFit Athlete Kevin Ogar suffered a major spinal injury during the snatch event at the 2014 OC...

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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...

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,...

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...

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 Patrick Vellner Issue

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...