CrossFit Announces Team Competition Series

So the big news of the last 48 hours that’s got everyone in the community talking is that CrossFit has announced a new team competition that’s set to start this fall. Some of you may remember that Dave Castro had announced that there would be some off-season events during the live announcement of 14.5 during … Read more

SoCal’s Leading Man: Kenny Leverich

CrossFit is scalable to all fitness levels. From 3-year-olds to 70-year-olds, everyone can participate. So when Kenneth Leverich walked into Orange Coast CrossFit three years ago, he didn’t think it would be much of a challenge—in fact, he was actually a little bit skeptical, not to mention cocky. On day one, as he was walked … Read more

High Bar vs Low Bar Back Squats. What’s the Difference?

Everyone loves squatting and with good reason. The back squat in particular is arguably the most renowned weightlifting exercise in fitness, and a staple in the programming of powerlifters, Olympians, CrossFitters and countless other athletes. As renowned author and former powerlifter Mark Rippetoe notes, “The back squat is the only exercise in the weight room … Read more

The Many Benefits of CrossFit’s Undervalued Free-Weight: The Dumbbell

In CrossFit, machines are conspicuous by their absence. Instead, much more value is placed on bodyweight movements and free weights. Free weights, if you didn’t already know, are any type of equipment used for weight training that is not connected to an external apparatus, such as a barbell, kettlebell or dumbbell. Many people that are … Read more