The Importance of Sleep—14 Tips to Help You Rest Easier and Perform Stronger

It goes without saying that we put incredible stress on our bodies and minds during high intensity CrossFit workouts. Couple that with a hectic 50 hour work week, city traffic, social media, you name...

Should you scale your next workout?

When workouts are written "as prescribed" (recognized by the “RX” annotation that many gyms use), they are the hardest variation of that workout.  Some boxes go a step further and introduce scaled versions of...

Tips From the Pros: How to Tackle Your Favorite CrossFit Benchmark Workout

“What’s your Fran time?” To a CrossFitter, this is akin to asking a Powerlifter what their squat is or a sprinter their 100 meter time. Throughout the years, CrossFit has developed numerous benchmark workouts...

Squat Cues: Knees In Vs Knees Out

When you think of squatting, one of the first cues that pops into your head might be “knees out.” No doubt your coaches have used it in training repeatedly. And seeing elite athletes push...
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CrossFit Training During Pregnancy

Women who CrossFit are not your average baby mamas. CrossFitters define “virtuosity”—performing the common uncommonly well, even if that “common” is pregnancy.

5 Ways to Be More Efficient with Your Rest Period During a WOD

In the midst of a metcon or a nasty chipper, the name of the game is time. How can we get through all the work we need to complete in the most efficient manner...

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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...