PerformaSleep: Increase Performance with Better Sleep

Most of us are well aware of how demanding CrossFit workouts can be on our bodies. We chose this sport because we love it and in some form or another want to improve our...

First Take – American Weightlifting: The Documentary

The film profiles the current state of Olympic weightlifting in the US, with particular emphasis on the numerous challenges currently facing the sport in the country. Interviews with coaches and athletes throughout the documentary reveal just how obscure weightlifting is as a sport in the country, especially when compared with foreign nations that have far greater participation and funding.

Does Your Shake Needs More Carbs? Reviewing Swolverine’s Clean Carbs

A few weeks ago, I received my first order of Swolverine’s Clean Carbs. In short, Clean Carbs is a complex carbohydrate supplement made from 100% real ingredients - sweet potatoes, yams, oats, and blueberries....

Tabata Songs: Music Created Specifically for TABATA Interval Training

Tabatas are a simple yet effective interval training routine. A tabata consists of 4 minutes of 8 intervals: 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest. To experience an entirely different training session consider...

Preworkout Spotlight: Xwerks Ignite

For athletes looking to gain an edge in their workouts and love a good pre-workout supplement, look to Xwerks Ignite. Designed specifically for athletes who compete in high-intensity sports such as CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting,...

Product Review: Gatorz Eyewear

A few weeks ago we received a pair of Gatorz sunglasses for a product review.  Since then, we’ve had the chance to put them through the ‘CrossFit’ experience—handstand push-ups, sprinting, jogging, you name it....

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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...