Ten Takeaways From the 2018 Dubai CrossFit Championship

Oh good, Mat Fraser qualified We can all stop holding our breath now – The Champ got the quickest ticket ever to the CrossFit Games and now he can spend the season “fluffy,” as...

Nitrogen Spiking: Is Your Protein Powder Giving You What You Paid For?

What’s the first thing you look at when you’re thinking about getting a new tub of protein for your post-WOD shake? It very likely might be the grams of protein per scoop. Depending on...

CrossFit Team Series: Week 2 Update

The CrossFit Team Series returned this past week, as four new workouts were announced last Thursday (September 18th). Teams around the world had until Monday, 5pm Pacific Time to complete the workouts and submit their scores,...

If You Want to Succeed, Learn to Fail

We have all failed before. We’ve missed deadlines, screwed up in college, passed up great opportunities and not finished a WOD under a time cap. A lot of you may think that the word ‘failure’...

The First European Fitness League: The Kings of WOD

Last month, on September 28th, the 2nd stage of The Kings of WOD took place within one of the most media covered events in the world: the Arnold Classic Europe, in Madrid. “What is...

12 Pieces of Advice for the New CrossFit Coach

Every weekend, hundreds of CrossFitters around the world attend an L1 seminar, pass their exams and become certified CrossFit coaches. The best CrossFit coaches blend excellent bedside manner with easy-to-understand instruction, and have a...

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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...