Does Your Post Workout Protein Shake Need More Carbs?

Most of us have probably heard about the benefits of drinking chocolate milk post-workout. A lot of health conscious individuals, despite knowing that a beverage like chocolate milk can be beneficial for recovery, are...

Shedding Light on Food Labels

Sticking to natural, unprocessed foods will always give you an edge when it comes to deciphering food labels. For those times when you can’t avoid it, here’s a breakdown of what all those catch...

Intra-Workout Jelly Beans? Why Simple Sugars Can Boost Your Training

Sugar, especially in the CrossFit world, gets a bad rap. For the most part, rightfully so: It’s an addictive substance that's overused in many of the packaged products we consume. Just ask CrossFit CEO...

Eating 101: How to Pack on Size

For many athletes, adding mass to their bodies can equate to moving weight a lot easier in the gym—and you'll look stronger too which doesn't hurt. Of course, resistance training with weights will give...

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...

7 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough

Our diets play a huge role in our general health and athletic performance. All too often, poor nutrition is the weak link that is constantly inhibiting an athlete’s progress. When they look to correct...

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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 Cole Sager Issue

He's one of the fiercest, most humble competitors you'll find at the CrossFit Games. In this issue, get to know the 6x CrossFit Games athlete, Cole Sager. Also in this issue: how to incorporate...