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 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...

4 Signs You Need More Carbs

Carbohydrates are integral to an athlete’s diet as they help provide the body with its primary source of energy. What seems to always be up for debate is how much of one’s diet should...

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...

Does Your Post Workout Protein Shake Need More Carbs? Probably, Yes.

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...

Breaking Down the Zone Diet

The Zone Diet remains one of the most misunderstood concepts in nutrition. The best way to understand the Zone Diet is that it represents a blueprint for putting together food ingredients to generate the best possible hormonal responses to control inflammation.

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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...