Inner Peace: Exploring Your Pre-Competition Mindset

Competition is ever-present in the CrossFit community. Aside from the Open, Regionals and the CrossFit Games, more local “throwdowns” are taking place. This allows a variety of athletes, at all skill levels, the opportunity...

Using PRP Therapy to Treat Injuries

PRP, in a nutshell, is a procedure that imitates our body’s response to an injury in a more powerful and accelerated way though the use of high-concentrations of our body’s platelets.

Practice ‘Breathing Like a Lion’ & Increase Focus & Confidence

No matter how badass you are, every now and then, we can all use a quick and easy boost to get us going before a training session. Breathing like a lion might be just...

Carb Loading: What Is It and Should You Do It Before Your Next Competition?

One of the main pillars for success in CrossFit is diet, and I’m sure that by now most of you have heard of the benefits of ‘doing paleo’. In an incredibly brief summary, this...

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS): What is it? What causes it? Plus, 5 Ways...

I would wager that most of you are familiar with DOMS through personal experience. You know, the onslaught of stiffness, soreness and tenderness in our bodies that follows a previous day’s workout. One need...

Courage, CrossFit and a Bilateral Mastectomy

Over the course of her life, every woman has a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer and/or ovarian cancer. When facing surgery to reduce the chances of contracting the disease, how does...

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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...