CrossFit Team Series: Week 1 is in the Books

The first week of the CrossFit Team Series is in the books, and a ‘surprise’ squad sits atop of the overall leaderboard. Of all the sponsored ‘Super Teams’ that registered to take part in...

The 2015 Masters CrossFit Games Qualifier Begins this Week

On April 23rd, the second stage of the CrossFit Games Masters season begins: the Masters Qualifier. Running from the 23rd to April 27th, the top 2,000 masters athletes—200 from each of the 10 divisions...

Controversy on 16.1: Small Plates & Cheating Accusations

What makes sport enthralling to watch is great competition—that, and a little bit of drama. With thousands of athletes around the world competing in the CrossFit Open, that drama is bound to happen, and...

Judges aren’t just important, they are vital to the sport

It’s not often that NFL referees enter a stadium to a standing ovation - a long and loud standing ovation at that. Yet, that was the case during the fourth week of the 2012...

5 Lessons Learned from the 2016 CrossFit Games

1. Bad days happen to everyone Fans cheer, athletes perform; that’s the deal. Sometimes though, fans are left wondering why the athletes they’re cheering for aren’t performing the way they expect. We all have bad...

Wodapalooza Team Qualifier Highlights

The Wodapalooza same-gender 3-person team event wrapped up Nov. 12, with a punishing set of 10 workouts for each team to complete and submit. Teammates did not have to be from the same location...

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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...