It’s Time to Get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

In sport, what separates the elite from the best? Those athletes who rise to the top have many high quality physical and technical attributes that enable them to excel at their profession. But when...

Developing Speed in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk

If you’ve ever watched online videos of experienced Oly lifters you may have been amazed at how fast and explosive many of them look. It’s impressive, it’s as if you blink you’ll miss something....

Q&A WITH KELLY STARRETT

If you’ve ever researched how to manage tight hips, help a lower back tweak, improve ankle stability or shoulder mobility, then you’ve more than likely heard of Kelly Starrett. Doctor of Physical Therapy, Starrett (or...

LIFT LIKE YOU’RE GAMES BOUND

Given this is the Games issue, it’s appropriate to discuss how Olympic Weightlifting plays a role in your preparation for any competition, especially the highly prestigious Reebok CrossFit Games. Whether your goal is a...

Training From The Hang Position

Can training from the hang position improve form and increase power and explosiveness? You better believe it can!

Building Strength for Olympic Weightlifting

Long term progress in increasing your 1RM requires spending just as much time in the Oly Assistance Exercises as you do in the lifts themselves. These exercises are identified in three categories: Squatting, Pulling and Overhead movement.

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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...