How to Motivate Different Athlete Personalities

One of the best parts of CrossFit is how athletes encourage and push one another. When the pain gets deep and you decide to fight on during a workout, you too might benefit from a little external motivation. However, the kind of motivation each of us feeds off of varies widely. Different people respond to … Read more

Khan Porter Opens Up About Anxiety, Competing & More

Three time CrossFit Games athlete Khan Porter took to Instagram this week to open up about a slew of issues he faces on a daily basis including anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and more. To say it took the 27-year-old Aussie a decent amount of courage to post this latest entry would likely be an … Read more

Top Athlete Disqualified & Banned For Cheating During the Open

This week the CrossFit Games announced that, for the first time, at least officially, it has disqualified and banned an athlete for cheating during the CrossFit Open. Trevor Bachmeyer, 44, finished first worldwide in the Masters 40-44 division and second in the individual division in the NorCal Region. Here’s how it went down… Before athletes … Read more

5 Diet Tips to Maximize Muscle Growth

Showing off the muscles you work so hard for is not just about the way you train, but more importantly about the way you eat. Carrying more muscle relative to body fat will make our bodies tighter, help us burn more calories and fit into our clothes better. With that comes a sense of accomplishment … Read more

The Russian Kettlebell Swing: Correcting 5 Common Errors

The Russian kettlebell swing (a two-arm swing to the chest or eye-level) is the original, or foundational, kettlebell exercise. The American kettlebell swing (a two-arm swing overhead) that is more common in CrossFit is merely a progression of its Russian counterpart. Common errors in the foundational movement, if left uncorrected, will hinder your progress in … Read more

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 June 28, 2005 after exposing himself to enemy fire and knowingly leaving his position of cover to get a clear signal in order to communicate with his headquarters. He provided his … Read more