Olympic Weightlifting: Mastering The Jerk

Olympic Weightlifting is known for the two competition lifts at the Olympic Games: the Snatch and Clean & Jerk. However, when we consider those movements and all the assistance exercises, for the purpose of...

A Program for Your First Strict Handstand Push-Up

“You want me to do what?” This is the usual response I hear every time I announce that a WOD is going to have handstand push-ups (HSPUs). You either love them or hate them,...

Mental Toughness: A 6-Week Program

Imagine this: you’re a downhill skier sliding across hard pack snow at speeds approaching 90 miles per hour. Even visualizing yourself in that scenario is enough to elevate your heart rate. Now, what if...

5 Bad Workout Habits You Need to Break

1. The burpee/push-up nap A common fault employed by even the most seasoned athlete, the burpee/push-up nap involves taking a prolonged rest in the prone position on the ground instead of bouncing straight back up...

Wrist Wraps: When to Use Them & Why

Wrist wraps: A standard component of the CrossFit uniform, right? Many beginner athletes notice that these new movements often make their wrists ache. They look around and see their classmates with some cool fabric...

7 Reasons to Squat Ass-to-Grass

There’s a golden rule in squatting: break parallel. But do you strive to hit full depth? I’m talking full range of motion (ROM), ass-to-grass position. There’s no doubt some people may have mobility issues...

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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...