CrossFit’s 4-Minute Mile: What self-belief in sport can achieve

On May 6th, 1954, an English doctor and academic named Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes. For years, no one believed that such a feat was...

Team Reebok Classics Win the 2015 CrossFit Team Series

Team Reebok Classics have repeated as champions of the CrossFit Team Series. Well—sort of. In 2014, Team Reebok East (Ben Smith, Scott Panchik, Emily Bridgers, Stacie Tovar) won the competition, but with Panchik recovering...

A Recap of 15.2 Plus Some Tips From the Pros

The Open continued last night with the live announcement of 15.2 at CrossFit Jääkarhu in Austin, Texas. For the second workout of the Open, two rising female stars in Michele Letendre and Emily Bridgers...

The Growth of the CrossFit Open

This past week the CrossFit Games season officially began with the announcement of 14.1 last Thursday (a 10-minute AMRAP of 30 double-unders and 15 power snatches), a repeat of the first-ever Open workout from...

Tips to Avoid the CrossFit Burnout

So, how’s your posterior chain feeling after 14.3? A touch sore perhaps? Well, the fun is set to continue with last night’s announcement of 14.4! Social media was abuzz late Wednesday evening and through...

2016 Masters Qualifier Workouts Released

Following the conclusion of the Open, the top-200 Masters athletes worldwide in each age division (40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+) have been invited to compete in the Masters Online Qualifier—four workouts that the athletes...

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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...

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Free Preview: Inside the Cole Sager Issue

He's one of the fiercest, most humble competitors you'll find at the CrossFit Games. In this issue, get to know the 6x CrossFit Games athlete, Cole Sager. Also in this issue: how to incorporate...