Mastering Life: Advice from Masters Athletes on Training, Rest, Mobility & More!

Training with athletes of all ages, I’ve realized one thing—Masters athletes (typically near their 40s and older) are some of the toughest and wisest people you’ll meet. Masters athletes don’t back down from a...

Tia Toomey’s Go-To Snatch Warm-Up

When the two-time fittest woman on earth and Olympic weightlifter Tia Toomey posts a tip online, you better believe the fitness community listens. Toomey recently posted her “go-to” snatch warm-up on her Instagram account,...

The Cherie Chan Video That Gave Me My First Kipping Pull-Up

As a new CrossFit athlete, the first gymnastics movement I wanted to conquer was the kipping pull-up. I came into CrossFit with a fairly decent strength foundation, and my cardio eventually caught up, but...

5 Things Keeping Most CrossFit Athletes From Getting Better

It’s more than just a bad day: You feel like you’ve been doing everything right, going to class consistently, facing your weaknesses and yet, you feel stuck. Whether you’ve been chasing a PR for...

How to Grip the Bar & Use Gymnastics Grips Correctly

I’ve discovered while working with athletes on gymnastics skills and fitting them with grips that many do not know how to grip a pull-up bar, nor how to use grips correctly. The two go...

Better Dubs—5 Tips For More Efficient Double-Unders

Double-unders are one of those movements that cause so many athletes a ton of grief. Many of us will be able to perform ten, twenty, maybe even thirty double-unders unbroken, but any more reps...

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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...