The Zercher Squat: The Most Underrated Squat?

The squat is one of the most popular exercises in the world of fitness, loved by powerlifters, bodybuilders, Olympians and CrossFitters alike. In fact,...

Should you scale your next workout?

When workouts are written "as prescribed" (recognized by the “RX” annotation that many gyms use), they are the hardest variation of that workout.  Some...

Common Snatch Mistakes & How to Correct Them

As complicated as Olympic weightlifting movements may seem, they really are simple. Some athletes might disagree when I say that the snatch is easier...

Improving Strength with the Westside Conjugate System

Since I became involved in the CrossFit community five years ago, the number one remark I hear from athletes around the world is, ‘I...

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 growing in popularity within CrossFit as...

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12 Tips for a New CrossFitter

1. Scale Know your limits. Let’s take the benchmark workout Diane. Diane consists of 21, 15 and 9 reps of deadlifts and handstand push-ups. The...

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,...

8 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Stronger

Strength is one of the most sought after fitness skills. The idea of moving heavy weight in a workout—not to mention the aesthetic benefits...

10 Keys to (CrossFit) Happiness

We each have our own 'relationship' with CrossFit. Trying to explain this relationship to an outsider can be tricky. After all, it’s far more...

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