How My Family Started Eating Like Cavemen, Part 2

By Amber Close May was our first Paleo-versary, the one year mark of my family’s switch to eating Paleo – no grains, no dairy, no legumes, no sugar, just real foods and clean meats. In...

Is Kre-Alkalyn Creatine Better? A Look at Elivate Nutrition’s Hypertrophy

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...

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...

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...

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 Importance of Staying Hydrated

Dehydration can cost you a 30% drop in performance, not to mention excruciating cramps or worse. Here are a few tips to keep your performance and overall health in check.

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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...