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!

4 Reasons You Should Start Doing Pause Squats

There are countless tools and variations that an athlete can apply to a traditional squat to help improve their power, efficiency and technique, translating to better numbers not just in the squat—but a host...

Knee Wraps vs. Knee Sleeves: What’s the Difference?

Knee wraps and knee sleeves—no, they are not the same thing. Surprised to hear that? Knee wraps and knee sleeves each have their unique advantages and disadvantages. So, what do wraps and straps actually...

The Art of Pacing

Fitness and strategy — those are the two factors that usually determine the outcome of a workout. While 99% of our focus is usually applied to improving our fitness, the ability to quickly devise an...

Backbend Your Way to a Stronger Deadlift

Building strength through backbending can prepare your body for one of the key lifts in CrossFit: the deadlift.  The superman, or Locust pose as it’s called in yoga, is a simple backbend that may...

Mastering The Muscle-Up

For athletes looking to get their first muscle-up—whether on the rings or the bar—who may have tried and failed numerous times; who may have studied videos, read progressions, been thoroughly coached and yet still...

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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...