The Pros & Cons of a Weightlifting Belt

The weightlifting belt has been a stable of the Powerlifting and Strongman circuits for years, and it is incredibly popularity within CrossFit as well. However, there is some conflicting research and opinion on whether...

The Texas Method—One of the Best Ways to Bust Through Strength Plateau

The Texas Method (TM) is a strength training program renowned for its ability to provide intermediate to advanced lifters (those with 18-24+ months of continuous training according to legendary strength training coach Mark Rippetoe)...

3 Exercises You Should Be Doing More Often

Running, rowing and kettlebell swings. While everyone may have one or two movements they struggle with, chances are that most people will dread seeing at least one of these three come up on the...

6 Most Common Programming Errors

1. Not addressing your individual needs Glancing over major weaknesses and failing to address them is a big mistake. You must address the root cause of your weaknesses in order to break through plateaus and...

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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...