Froning On ‘Not Smiling On the Podium’

For the time since 2010 Rich Froning finished the the CrossFit Games in a position other than first. From 2011 through 2014 Froning dominated the competition, winning the Games four consecutive years. After retiring...

Sam Briggs Faces Visa Problems, May Miss 2016 CrossFit Games

According to a recent Instagram post by 2013 CrossFit Games champ Sam Briggs, she has currently run into issues with her visa that may prevent her from attending the 2016 Games at the end of...

The 2016 CrossFit Open—How to Do It and Make It a Success

It’s Open season and registration for the 2016 Open is live and waiting for you. Ever since the Open was introduced in 2011, athletes from around the world have registered to compete in this first...

Castro Announces Changes to the CrossFit Open/Regionals Format

During the cool-down show following the 2014 CrossFit Invitational, Dave Castro (Director of the CrossFit Games) revealed some interesting changes to the format of the Open and Regionals that will be sure to excite...

The NPFL: The National Pro Fitness League. Everything you need to know (for now).

In the world of fitness competitions, the CrossFit Games rule all. Yes, there are other major national competitions, like the OC Throwdown and Wodapalooza, but the one event that the entire community knows about...

Feeding the Frasers: Instagram’s Best Destination for CrossFit Foodies

Ever wonder what the fittest male on earth eats to fuel his performance? Well, you can stop the guessing as Mat Fraser’s wife, Sammy Moniz, has created one of the most appealing Instagram pages...

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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...