Analyzing the 2015 CrossFit Invitational

The fourth annual CrossFit Invitational will return this fall, as CrossFit HQ continues to fill the Games off-season with exciting events to look forward to. All four teams have been announced, as Team USA...

If You Want to Succeed, Learn to Fail

We have all failed before. We’ve missed deadlines, screwed up in college, passed up great opportunities and not finished a WOD under a time cap. A lot of you may think that the word ‘failure’...

The 4 People You Need to Succeed in CrossFit

CrossFit, for the most part, is an individual sport. Yes, you might have the occasional partner workout, and your gym might give you the option to compete on a team, but by and large...

2015 CrossFit Team Series: Week 1 Workouts Released

The first workouts of the 2015 CrossFit Team Series have been announced! Last night, CrossFit HQ revealed the first four workouts for the competition, providing prescribed and scaled options for each. Below we’ve provided...

Noah Ohlsen on Building a Social Media Presence

If there’s one thing Noah Ohlsen does better than CrossFit, it’s connecting with his followers through social media. From keeping up with two Instagram accounts – his and his golden retriever’s – to curating...

2016 CrossFit Regional Events 1 & 2 Announced

The 2016 CrossFit Regionals start on May 13th, and we now know the first two events the athletes must tackle—and boy, are they wicked! A video posted by The CrossFit Games (@crossfitgames) on...

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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 Margaux Alvarez Issue

She's a 6x CrossFit Games athlete, a CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff Trainer, a former member of Team USA at the CrossFit Invitational, and a small business owner and winemaker. Find out how Margaux Alvarez stays...