Analyzing the 2014 CrossFit Regional Events

The CrossFit Regionals begin in just a few days. (North Central, South East, Canada West, Latin America), and the individual athletes competing this weekend will have had a little over a week to prepare...

CrossFit’s 4-Minute Mile: What self-belief in sport can achieve

On May 6th, 1954, an English doctor and academic named Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes. For years, no one believed that such a feat was...

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 Fraser starts his...

PHIT Act: Tax Breaks for Getting Fit

PHIT would allow taxpayers to place up to $1,000 (or $2,000 if you file joint returns) a year in existing pre-tax medical accounts for reimbursement of physical activity expenses, according to the PHIT website.

Predicting 15.5—Week 5 of the CrossFit Games Open

Four down. One to go. CrossFit athletes across the world have spent the last four weeks wall ballin’, muscle-up’n and clean and jerkin’ their way through the 5th annual CrossFit Games Open. There have...

Castro to Change the Selection Process for the 2015 CrossFit Games

Last weekend we saw the fittest men and women on planet earth throw down in their bid to be crowned as just that—“The Fittest on Earth.” But were the individuals there truly the fittest...

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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...