3 Reasons to Cool-down After Your WOD (+ the Key Stages of an Effective...

Many people dismiss the cool-down as a waste of time, or simply unimportant. But if that were the case, then why is that we see Games athletes spending time on the aerodyne (a training...

6 Tips to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy

The shoulder is a relatively complex joint. Around 13% of all sports injuries involve the shoulder. Use these 6 tips to keep your shoulder strong and healthy!

5 Reasons to Drink More Water

When astronomers look for life in our solar system and beyond, the unifying factor that generates the most interest and excitement is the potential presence of water. Where there is water, there might just...

5 Things You Should Be Doing to Avoid Workout Injury

CrossFit is like any other sport or fitness methodology—we practice it, we prepare for it AND we accept the fact that it carries a risk of injury—as does running, weightlifting, bodybuilding, basketball, etc. There...

5 Reasons Your Lower Back Hurts (And How To Fix It)

You hardly ever think about your lower back until it’s in pain: Then it’s all you can think about. Chronic sedentary lifestyles coupled with small, but potentially detrimental, poor movements can wreak havoc on...

Kids & Weightlifting: How Young is Too Young?

There is a long-running debate on the topic of when kids should take up strength training—specifically, weightlifting. Articles and opinions have varied on the subject, and for a long time the general consensus was...

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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...