The design of the Open WODs: Find your limits, then go beyond them

“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.”-Arthur C. Clarke  There was great excitement ahead of the 2014 CrossFit Games season and the announcement of 14.1. Early...

Transgender Athlete Sues CrossFit For Not Allowing Her to Compete With Women

What if there were no categories or divisions in sports? What if men and women competed against each other? 20-somethings against 40-somethings? Heck, 12 year olds competed with 80 year olds. It’s widely acknowledged that...

How CrossFit (and the Open) Connects Us All

CrossFit is unique and wonderful in many ways, and often times the personal experience that each one of us has with the sport is a distinctive story that is exclusive to the athlete. We...

The Growth of the CrossFit Open

This past week the CrossFit Games season officially began with the announcement of 14.1 last Thursday (a 10-minute AMRAP of 30 double-unders and 15 power snatches), a repeat of the first-ever Open workout from...

Fear is in the Mind: 7 tips to overcome fear at the box

As a CrossFitter, there are many things you may fear: poor results, failing a lift, letting your coach down, or embarrassment. You may be afraid of pain, discomfort or challenge. These fears could prevent...

Open Workout 14.1: Can Rich Beat Rich?

Like it or not, 14.1 is a repeat of the first workout of the 2011 Open, an AMRAP of 30 double-unders and 15 power snatches. In 2011, Rich Froning topped the leaderboard after a...

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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...