The Importance of Sleep—14 Tips to Help You Rest Easier and Perform Stronger

It goes without saying that we put incredible stress on our bodies and minds during high intensity CrossFit workouts. Couple that with a hectic 50 hour work week, city traffic, social media, you name...

I’m Competing for the First Time —What Division Should I Sign up For?

Signing up for competitions is a fun way to test your fitness and compete in a different environment from that at your box. The first step in signing up for any fitness competition is...

What to Expect from your First CrossFit Class

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu So you’ve made the wonderful decision to give CrossFit a try—excellent! You won’t regret it…I hope. Now, in writing this I assume you’ve...

From Gym-Goer to Competitor: Making the Transition

Every individual that participates in CrossFit—whether as a member of an affiliate or someone who works out in their home gym and follows the programming on CrossFit.com—can be classified as an ‘athlete’. This of...

6 Rules to Follow When Working Out With a Partner

1. Be a cheerleader/Be a support system. Partner workouts don’t come along all that often, so it’s nice to mix things up and enjoy CrossFit in a different way by sharing the experience of a...

Can Laughter Help Your CrossFit Training?

All of the best CrossFit boxes in the world have their obvious commonalities like knowledgeable coaches, a good variety of CrossFit equipment and great programming. But one less obvious feature that the top performing...

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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...