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...

4 Creative Ways to Get Your Greens In

While there are many diets and eating plans floating around right now in the fitness world, we all can agree that eating dark, leafy greens are essential to a healthy nutrition plan. They provide...

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...

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 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.

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...

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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 Patrick Vellner Issue

He's a 3x CrossFit Games podium finisher. This year, he's got his eyes set on the sport's top prize: being crowned Fittest Man on Earth. Get to know the 28-year old Canadian chiropractic student...