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.

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...

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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...