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...

The Benefits of Hill Training

Hill training has been used as part of a workout regimen for athletes, the military and general fitness enthusiasts for centuries. The simplicity of hill training—whereby one literally runs up a hill—as well as...

4 Exercises You’re Not Doing; But Should Be

CrossFit is flush with movements, drills and endless variations that help keep our workouts exciting and our bodies constantly adapting to new stimuli. There are, of course, the usual suspects that crop up in...

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...

Four Reasons to Take Your Back Squat Wide

Ask any coach where your feet should be during a squat, and they’ll tell you “shoulder-width apart” without hesitation. Front, back, air, overhead, this is where we are taught to squat from, and it’s...

(QUICK READ) 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Every Training Session

It’s easy to forget that training is about more than going to the box and squatting or snatching. Often, the most important aspect of becoming a better athlete is developing our mindset. Preparation Did you prepare...

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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...