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Downregulation Saturday with Debbie Steingesser | MobilityWOD | Optimize Performance & Improve Mobility

If you know us, then you know that we obsess about adaptation. We believe that a solid physical practice extends well beyond the the golden hour you …

How to Master the Power Clean

If you learned everything you knew about training from your local Bally's or 24 Hour Fitness, you could be forgiven for thinking that a squat is an …

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

Workouts

The 7 Stretches Everyone Should Be Able to Do

Most workouts involve a mix of strength and cardio. Maybe you do a dynamic warm-up, then a total-body workout or a quick HIIT routine, and <i>possibly</i> a …

How to Do a Muscleup

Here’s your 6-step plan for mastering the muscleup<p>Want to impress everyone you know? Learn how to do a muscleup.<p>“The muscleup is the hardest pullup you’ve ever done combined with the most difficult dip you’ve ever done,” according to Sean Garner, a contestant on the 2015 season of <i>Men’s Health</i> Next …

Workouts

A Simple Tip to Pull Big Weight in the Deadlift

<b>What does your deadlift look like when it gets heavy?</b> More than likely, your hips shoot up, your chest collapses forward, and you lose the maximal …

Perfect your Double Unders: Speed vs Timing

Double unders are a Crossfit Skill that we all want to perfect. Speed is not the answer, find out why, and how to improve your double unders here.

2 Numbers That Will Make You a Better Rower

Would you ever just walk up to a barbell and attempt to lift it without knowing how much weight was on it? Would you just start swinging a kettlebell …

WOD Mechanics: 8 Easy Fixes to PR Your Fran Time

<b>This week’s agenda is the classic benchmark WOD “Fran.” Everyone loves talking about his or her Fran time, and there is nothing wrong with that.</b> …

A Crossfitters Guide to the International Weightlifting Championships

The International Weightlifting Championships begin tomorrow. This is the first time the US has hosted the combined men's and women's event. The best …

5 Moves to Fix Your Snatch — Shrugged Collective

You have to perform the Olympic lifts heavy and often to improve.<p>No matter what may be holding you back in the snatch, an increase is practice …

How To Get A Better Rack

<b>How To Get A Better Rack</b><br>Written by Calvin Sun(<i>Originally posted on November 2, 2011</i>)The rack position is the source of much pain and frustration for …

The Two Body Parts You Need to Flex if You Want to Build More Lower-Body Strength

This simple exercise is a game changer for your fitness<p>You flex your biceps. But when’s the last time you’ve flexed your ankles and hip flexors?<p>Not often enough, probably. These two areas are some of the least-mobile on your body. When they can’t move through their full range of motion, your …

Fitness

5 Stretches You Should Do While You’re Watching TV

Replace “Netflix and chill” with “Netflix and stretch”<p>It’s no surprise that Americans log a lot of time in front of the television. Sure, it’s not the “23 hours a day” that <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour jokingly refers to in the video above (it’s actually more like five hours), but it …

Men's Health

The Best Stretch for Every Tight Spot in Your Body

Even if you're not doing soul-crushing workouts on the daily, it's likely you feel cramped, sore, or stiff more often than not. Think about it: Most …

2 Programs to Build Up Your Pull Ups

<b>Some of the biggest smiles in training come after people achieve their first strict pull up.</b> People feel a great sense of accomplishment when they …

4 Strategies for Teaching Big Groups

155<p>SHARES<p>Coaching groups is a tall order. It still seems to baffle trainers with only one-on-one experience as to how a CrossFit coach could teach a …

Foot Rehab w/ Brian Mackenzie

Your feet are your primary connection to the ground. The arch of your foot is a natural occurrence that every human has. If you’ve been told you have …

Pain in the Butt

Concept2’s current seat design is the result of extensive testing and feedback. While this seat works for the majority of our customers, Concept2 …

Customers

You’re Squatting All Wrong

A common squat technique may help you lift more weight—but it can also screw you in the long term<p>You feel like a hulking beast when you squat. So why do you look more like Daffy Duck?<p>The tendency to turn out your feet to 15 degrees or more during the exercise—or duck squatting, as people in the …

Workouts

An 8-Week Mobility Program for Masters Olympic Weightlifting

Click Here to Start the 8-Week Masters Weightlifting Program<p>Most masters-aged athletes entering into weightlifting, despite their legal age, are …

Why All Men Should Deep Squat For 5 Minutes a Day

Squatting is natural—and it can make you healthier and more athletic<p>Just a few years ago, American fitness experts were telling people that deep squatting was dangerous.<p>This despite the fact that entire cultures of people—see India and China, for instance—actually <i>relax</i> while in a deep squat. Yes, …

Workouts

Ease Your Neck and Shoulder Pain in Less Than 10 Minutes

It's not as enjoyable as a massage, but it works better<p>If you regularly get neck or shoulder pain—or even burning sensations down your arm—try this stretch from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>It’s designed to relieve the “neuro-tension” in your neck and traps and help mobilize your …

Workouts

Build Size. Build Mass. Stay Functional.

Yes, training for aesthetic purposes is important. Anyone who says he or she isn’t interested in looking good is a liar. That said, building real, …

How To Hack Your Body To Make Faster Progress in Crossfit

Think back to when you were growing up, did your mum or dad ever tell you “don’t pull faces - if the wind changes then you’ll be stuck like that …

Squatting for Strength vs. Squatting for Mass

In CrossFit, we squat all the time. Whether it’s in the strength work done at the beginning of the class or as part of the metcon, we regularly see …

Workout of the Day

Each day we offer three workouts to help you stay on track with your training. Choose from the short, medium, or long workout depending on your goals …