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...

Conquer Your Gut: Top 10 Workout Nutrition Do’s And Don’ts

// Ahh - the gut. That pesky garden hose-esque tube that travels through your body and can make or break just about any big workout or competition,...
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Going Paleo Without Really Trying

Unless you’ve been lying under a pile of bumper plates, you’ve heard the benefits of the Paleo Diet. So many of us want to ‘Go Paleo’, but there are many apprehensions when it comes...

Does Protein Timing Really Matter for Recovery & Performance Gains?

There’s a good chance you aren’t eating enough protein, the macronutrient responsible for repairing and building muscle. While getting the right amount of protein throughout the day is important, properly timing your protein consumption...

Have you heard of collagen protein? It’s about time you did.

Have you heard of collagen protein? It’s about time you did If you pay any attention to the health supplement world, you’re probably familiar with collagen, the protein source many people are now mixing into...

How does alcohol affect your athletic performance?

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.” -Benjamin Franklin There’s no secret that many CrossFitters are quite fond of alcohol. This is likely due to the character of...

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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...