The Athletic Benefits of Caffeine

Caffeine is the most popular drug in the world. It’s found in coffee beans, tea leaves, cocoa beans, chocolate and cola nuts, and its use is incredibly widespread. In the U.S. alone, over 100 million Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, equivalent to 146 billion cups of coffee per year, making the … Read more

Murph—Why We Do It

Every year on Memorial Day weekend, CrossFitters in affiliates across the world perform the Hero workout, ‘Murph’. It is a workout that has become synonymous with CrossFit, not just for its brutal toughness, but for what it represents. ‘Murph’ is not simply another workout we do in a class to increase our fitness before moving … Read more

The Texas Method—One of the Best Ways to Bust Through Strength Plateau

The Texas Method (TM) is a strength training program renowned for its ability to provide intermediate to advanced lifters (those with 18-24+ months of continuous training according to legendary strength training coach Mark Rippetoe) with increased variety and physical adaptation. It’s recommended that intermediate and advanced lifters perform the Texas Method due to something called … Read more

Meal Prepping—The Key to Keeping Your Diet Goals

Regardless of your diet goals or whether you choose to go Paleo or count macros, it’s important that you attack your plan the right way to give yourself the best chance of success. One way to attack clean eating for success is meal prepping. Meal prepping is exactly what it sounds like: You buy food … Read more

What exactly is Tabata training? And what are the benefits?

Tabata training is a hugely popular form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that is utilized in multiple fitness and sport-specific training methodologies. If you haven’t come across it yet in CrossFit, I assure you that you will. Soon. “So what exactly is Tabata and why is it called that?” I hear you ask. Well, the … Read more