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.

6 Tips to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy

The shoulder is a relatively complex joint. Around 13% of all sports injuries involve the shoulder. Use these 6 tips to keep your shoulder strong and healthy!

Tips on Training for the Open

How do you train and what do you eat? Those are the most commonly asked questions of CrossFit Games competitors. From almond butter to post workout supplements, the dilemma of 1-a-days versus 2-a-days, no one games...

Olympic Weightlifting: Mastering The Jerk

Olympic Weightlifting is known for the two competition lifts at the Olympic Games: the Snatch and Clean & Jerk. However, when we consider those movements and all the assistance exercises, for the purpose of...

Practical Ways To Prevent Injuries

If you're a healthy athlete, follow these practical way to prevent injuries: Listen to your Coaches. They instruct you on correct form, technique and observe any bad habits that may creep in. Don’t disregard form...

The Power Position: The Most Important Position In Olympic Weightlifting

The Power Position is arguably the single most important aspect of the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk (C+J). Here, Olympic Weightlifting veteran Danny Camargo shows us how to apply it to our lifts.

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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...