Charis Chan, 2x Regional Competitor, Suspended From 2016 CrossFit Games Season

On April 1st, CrossFit HQ released this statement regarding the suspension of Charis Chan, a two-time Regional competitor: “CrossFit, Inc. has been informed and believes that Charis Chan failed a drug test at the American...

9 Odd Things That Happen When You Start CrossFit

CrossFit rookies—welcome! Below is a nice little list of the changes that will inevitably come about in your daily lives if you decide to pursue CrossFit for the long term. You might think there’s...

Predicting Open Workout 14.1

Ah, the CrossFit Open is upon us once again! In 2014, more than 200,000 people from around the world are expected to participate in this ultimate test of fitness. Every Thursday for five weeks,...

The 2016 CrossFit Open—How to Do It and Make It a Success

It’s Open season and registration for the 2016 Open is live and waiting for you. Ever since the Open was introduced in 2011, athletes from around the world have registered to compete in this first...

The Festivus Games: A Worldwide Competition for Novice & Intermediate Competitors

With a tag line that reads, “Games for the rest of us”, one can readily assume what the goal of the Festivus Games is. Log on to their website (festivusgames.com), and it couldn’t be...

10 Ways to Be a Better Teammate

Competing on a team, training with your swolemate or a new friend at the box is completely different that training or competing as an individual. What makes you successful as a teammate versus as...

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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...