Kids & Weightlifting: How Young is Too Young?

There is a long-running debate on the topic of when kids should take up strength training—specifically, weightlifting. Articles and opinions have varied on the subject, and for a long time the general consensus was...

The More Fitness the Better: Large Study Shows Elite Cardiorespiratory Performers Live Longer

It turns out, cardiorespiratory fitness is pretty important if you plan on living a long life. Last week, the Cleveland Clinic released study results that showed increased cardiorespiratory fitness was directly associated with reduced...

Practical Ways To Prevent Injuries

If you're a healthy athlete, follow these practical way to prevent injuries: Listen to your Coaches. They instruct you on correct form, technique and observe any bad habits that may creep in. Don’t disregard form...

CrossFit Trainer Fined For Talking About Nutrition

It’s undeniable that nutrition is one of the most important aspects of health and fitness. With so much contradicting information on what foods we should be putting into our bodies, many people often turn...

5 Reasons Your Lower Back Hurts (And How To Fix It)

You hardly ever think about your lower back until it’s in pain: Then it’s all you can think about. Chronic sedentary lifestyles coupled with small, but potentially detrimental, poor movements can wreak havoc on...

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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...