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 the other, and we can often get confused on which is which. That’s why we’ve developed a quick and dirty guide … Read more

The 5 Toughest Movements in CrossFit to Master

Certain movements in CrossFit can make us cringe just hearing them or seeing them written on the whiteboard. Movements that equally test your strength, range of motion, and coordination. Typically a movement that taps into different wheelhouses simultaneously can be frustrating to achieve. Here are 5 of the toughest movements in CrossFit: 1. Single-arm kettlebell … Read more

Is It Too Late To Train For the Open?

If you’re wondering if it’s too late to start training for the Open, the answer is no. Why are we even discussing the Open in August? Well, this year the Open start October 10th! Training With just over 60 days before the Open begins, you can see a drastic improvement in fitness by implementing an … Read more

10 Dumbbell Workouts to Improve Your Strength, Endurance, & Mind

The dumbbell is getting more and more love in the CrossFit world these days – and rightfully so, we’d say. It all started somewhere around 2013 when Dave Castro programmed ‘The 100s’ at Regionals; the workout consisted of 100 alternating one-arm dumbbell snatches at 70 lbs for the men and 50 for the women. Now, every … Read more

Overcoming Fear At The Box

Fear is an ever-constant presence in our lives, playing a role in varying degrees in plenty of scenarios we go through each day. Fear can either be debilitating or it can be a tool we harness to help us work harder. With regard to CrossFit, there are several movements that make people feel uncomfortable—so much … Read more

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 their knees out when squatting ridiculous amounts of weight has likely provided supported the thought that it’s the correct way to … Read more