Courage, CrossFit and a Bilateral Mastectomy

Over the course of her life, every woman has a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer and/or ovarian cancer. When facing surgery to reduce the chances of contracting the disease, how does...

10 Tips for the Female CrossFitter

Over 10 million humans on our precious planet Earth now practice some form of CrossFit. Of those 10 million, the majority (an estimated 60%) are women. This article is geared specifically for them. Here are...

Beauties & Beasts: Find the ‘beast’ within and discover real beauty

She’s a beast! Ever heard this phrase before? While the word “beast” is meant as a compliment within the CrossFit-arena for many (“she’s a beast!”= “she’s amazing”), it can be a scary word to those who...

A Call to Celebrate National Women’s Month

Standing in the grocery store recently, I couldn’t help but notice the magazines and tabloids on display in the checkout line. With springtime and summer finally approaching, the latest claims on the covers read:...

Crossfit & Pregnancy: The Myths and the Facts

Whether you’re a man or a woman, certain thoughts might come to mind when you see a pregnant woman at the box. Is she being safe? Can she harm herself or the baby? We’ve...

Andrea Ager: Getting to Know Ms. AgerBomb

She’s one of the sport’s best known and most admired athletes. Moving from Boulder, CO to California to immerse herself in CrossFit, Andrea Ager has accomplished that and much more. Having competed at the...

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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...