High Altitude Training Masks: Worth the Investment?

In the grand scheme of various sport training techniques and equipment that have been passed down and developed over the centuries since the Ancient Greeks thought it was a good idea to smother themselves...

Become a Better Athlete by Changing Your Frame of Reference

I assume you’ve heard of Michael Phelps—U.S. swimmer and most decorated Olympian of all time 22 medals. Of course you have. The reason I bring up Mr. Phelps is to give context to an...

Strengthening Your Posterior Chain

Here’s a statement that will grab your attention straight off the bat: the posterior chain is the most influential muscle group in the body. Why? Well let’s ask the founding father, Coach Glassman: “Powerful hip...

The Texas Method—One of the Best Ways to Bust Through Strength Plateau

The Texas Method (TM) is a strength training program renowned for its ability to provide intermediate to advanced lifters (those with 18-24+ months of continuous training according to legendary strength training coach Mark Rippetoe)...

Hand Tape 101

There’s nothing worse than not performing your best due to ripped callouses. Whether it’s a regular day at the box or a competition, here’s a simple yet effective way to protect your hands. 1. Measure...

Making Gainz With Tempo Training

Quality programming incorporates various training methods to maximize the way athletes get faster, stronger and fitter. One way to add variety into your training is tempo training, a form of training that focuses on...

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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...