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...

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 Athletic Benefits of Caffeine

Caffeine is the most popular drug in the world. It's found in coffee beans, tea leaves, cocoa beans, chocolate and cola nuts, and its use is incredibly widespread. In the U.S. alone, over 100...

The Ugly Truth of GMOs

It’s generally understood by those of us in the CrossFit world, the loyal paleo-eaters and zone-dieters, that going organic in our diet is key to high performance in our workouts, better recovery and an...

Benefits of a Big Breakfast

As a breakfast aficionado, I fully embrace the well-known phrase, “Eat breakfast like a king,  lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” While I enjoy breakfast because it’s my favorite meal 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...

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...