The Effects of Smoking on CrossFit

There was a time when smoking used to be thought of as a ‘cool’ thing. Doctors would even recommend it as a means of calming anxiety and stress. Thankfully, modern medicine caught up with...

How Poor Posture Affects Your Health and Athletic Performance

Your everyday, non-training posture has a far greater impact on our athletic performance and mental and physical health than you probably realize. Sure, you know it’s bad to slouch and that we should stand...

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...

Start Your Day Right: Best & Worst Things to Do in the Morning

Whether you wake up before the sun comes up, or you get going a little later, how you start your morning lays the foundation for the day ahead--along with your athletic and mental performance....

Taking Care of the Fascia: Do’s & Don’ts

We all know the head, shoulders, knees and toes song, but do you really know what holds your muscles and organs together? More importantly, why it’s so important to take care of this mystical...

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...

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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...