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...

7 Best WODs to Restest Every Year

Are you getting better at this sport—stronger, faster, better engine, more mentally resilient, etc.?  Benchmark WODs provide a complete picture of overall fitness improvement (or lack thereof) that you may want to go out...

10 Tips For Improving Toes-to-Bar

Toes-to-bar is a full-body gymnastics movement that puts in the core, lats, and hip flexors in motion. Kipping this movement takes strength and flexibility, and it can be a vexing movement to get into...

Wrist Wraps: When to Use Them & Why

Wrist wraps: A standard component of the CrossFit uniform, right? Many beginner athletes notice that these new movements often make their wrists ache. They look around and see their classmates with some cool fabric...

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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 Margaux Alvarez Issue

She's a 6x CrossFit Games athlete, a CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff Trainer, a former member of Team USA at the CrossFit Invitational, and a small business owner and winemaker. Find out how Margaux Alvarez stays...