The Short WOD vs the Long WOD: Is There a Winner?

The majority of CrossFit workouts we see are typically performed at high intensity, but for a short duration (sub-15 minutes). One need only look at the 5 workouts from this year’s Open to see that that’s the case. The reason why these short workouts and sprint chippers are so common in CrossFit programming is because … Read more

Should You Front Squat With a Closed Grip?

When we perform front squats for strength work, we do so for two main reasons. The first is because they are a functional movement, renowned for boosting leg, core and even upper body strength. The second is a direct result of the first—they help to improve an athlete’s posture and front rack position in the … Read more

Product Highlight: WODies by JerkFit

If you’ve been doing CrossFit for a while, you’ve probably heard of ‘WODies’—the two-in-one palm protectors and wrist wraps. And if you haven’t seen them in action or felt them for yourself, you’re probably going to want to invest in a pair. WODies by JerkFit are designed to prevent hand tearing while adding wrist support … Read more

How Do You Compare 2015

How do you compare against the fittest male and female athletes in CrossFit? We analyzed the stats of the top 10 male and female finishers in the 2015 CrossFit Open and calculated averages across a few major benchmarks.

This Week: How to Watch the 2015 CrossFit Games

For the next two weeks, ESPN 2 will air coverage of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games, beginning with three one-hour episodes covering the women’s events on Thursday, October 15th. The following week, on Wednesday October 21st, the men’s events will be broadcasting from 5-7p.m., with the final three events of the competition running from 7-8 … Read more

Video: Noah Ohlsen Does 4 Benchmark Workouts Back-to-Back

Watch as 2015’s 8th place CrossFit Games finisher Noah Ohlsen completes four benchmark workouts back-to-back. The workouts: Karen – 150 wallballs,  Diane – 21-15-9 DL(225)/HSPUGrace – 30 clean and jerks (135)Randy – 75 snatches (75)