High Altitude Training Masks: Worth the Investment?

In the grand scheme of various sport training techniques and equipment that have been passed down and developed over the centuries since the Ancient Greeks thought it was a good idea to smother themselves...

The Strict Press, Push Press, & Push Jerk – What’s the Difference?

Push it real good—ideally overhead, with a barbell in hand. The strict press, push press and push jerk are natural progression movements that all have a place in the box. Each differs slightly from...

Should You Front Squat With a Closed Grip?

When we perform front squats for strength work, we do so for two main reasons. The first is because they are a functional movement, renowned for boosting leg, core and even upper body strength....

Video: How to Bring the Bar Down During Overhead Exercises

A great message from Boxlife contributor and Weightlifting veteran Daniel Camargo of Camargo Oly Conecpts: Quick Tip: Do you hate bringing the bar down during overhead exercises? The eccentric (aka negative) part of these movements trouble many...

A 4-Week Plan to Increase Overhead Pressing Strength

While most CrossFit athletes know their PRs in the squat, deadlift, snatch, and clean and jerk, few probably know how much weight they can strict press overhead. Is it because they just don’t consider...