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...

What’s the fascination with Fran? Plus a few tips to improve your time

Her name is infamous. The legends and tales she inspires serve as an indication of how much she is respected….and feared. 21, 15, 9. Thrusters and pull-ups. The original CrossFit WOD. Ladies and gentlemen,...

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,...

Kevin Ogar: Recovery Update

It was suppose to be the incident everyone was waiting for—when someone in the CrossFit community got seriously injured and proved once and for all that CrossFit is dangerous. If you’re not familiar with...

What’s inside: February/March 2014 Issue

GOING H.A.M. Adaptive athlete Stephanie Hammerman shares her inspiring story AJA BARTO The 3x Games competitor shares his thoughts on coaching & competing YOUR FIRST STRICT PULL-UP A detailed plan to get your chin over the bar THE UNWRITTEN RULES...

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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...