Can Beet Juice Help Your Athletic Performance?

Beets, beets, beets. They stain your clothes and taste kind of funny. But over the past five years scientific research has shown that contained within the purple vegetable are some powerful benefits that can...

4 Healthy Alternatives to (Cow) Milk

Got Milk? The good people of America have been bombarded with this slogan for years, which is accompanied by celebrities with the now iconic milk moustache on billboards, TV commercials and magazine advertisements. The...

The Paleo Diet, The Zone and Optimal Training Nutrition, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I laid out some foundations for choosing how to eat and how to approach your quest for better health and performance through diet. In Part 2 here, I’ll...

The Paleo Diet, The Zone and Optimal Training Nutrition, Part 1

Within the CrossFit community, there tend to be two predominant diets getting the majority of the press - Zone and Paleo. Of course, some athletes will use other strategies - and a few will...

Is Creatine a Must-Have Supplement?

The use of nutritional supplements is well established within multiple athletic and fitness fields. For athletes seeking to gain an edge in their performance and recovery, the wide array of supplements on the market...

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...

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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...