Overcoming Your Plateaus and Getting Better at CrossFit

As CrossFit continues to evolve as a sport, pastime and recreational activity (beyond the domain of simply being a fitness program), many participants will want to know how to become better at it.  Let’s...

Olympic Weightlifting 101

Jumping into the Olympic Weightlifting game? Then don't miss Olympic Weightlifting veteran Daniel Camargo's 101 article. A must read for anyone practicing the Snatch and Clean & Jerk!

False Grip on the Muscle-Up: To Use or Not to Use?

I get asked quite frequently whether or not it is correct to use a false grip on rings, especially when working muscle-ups. The simple answer is yes, but it requires some explanation. The first...

Double Unders: The Basics

Have you mastered 100 or so single jumps and are ready to tackle the Double-Under? Understanding the basics of Core to Extremity will help you achieve max rep efforts and unbroken sets. You’ll need to...

Can ‘Shaking It Out’ Delay Fatigue

It’s a common sight in multiple sport and fitness arenas. Athletes will shake out their limbs prior to, during or following a play or a lift. I’m sure you’ve done it yourself on many...

5 Reasons to Love Burpees

It’s the exercise everyone loves to hate. Buck Furpees, as the not-so-elegant saying goes. Burpees are a simple, straightforward movement. Drop down to the ground in a pushup position, chest and thighs to the...

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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...