Tricep Gains: 5 Exercises to Strengthen this Muscle

If an athlete’s arms ever catch your attention, whether the person is male or female, you might actually be noticing the size of their biceps. And it’s probably because the old school method of...

Don’t Hold It in—Why Grunting May Help You

There are many distinctive sounds to be found within the walls of a CrossFit box. In addition to the thunderous concoction of barbells dropping on the floor and music blaring from speakers, one can...

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 the glutes, hamstrings, posterior deltoids, and more). But what about...

Why the Majority of Your Workouts Should Be Couplets and Triplets

There are a few stories from the affiliate community that tell of Chris Spealler explaining to coaches that the heart and soul of CrossFit—that is to say, the foundation of a CrossFit workout—are couplets...

8 Things You Can Do Outside the Box To Become a Better CrossFitter

I would argue that most people who start CrossFit do so with the belief that it is a training methodology and not a sport. The approach to CrossFit will likely differ for those who...

5 Tips To Dominate Wall Balls

Wall balls are an integral part of CrossFit. Do 150 of them and you’ve just completed Karen, one of the sport’s most notorious benchmark workouts. The idea of a wall ball sounds easy enough,...

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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...