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By Dave Huynh | Forging Elite Fitness

The C2 Rower: Training Plans and Technique Drills From Champions

C2. Erg. Rower. Rowing Ergometer. This simple piece of equipment has tested the resolve of even the most hardened athlete.

Whether using it to train …


20 Legit Reasons to Love CrossFit

20 Legit Reasons to Love CrossFit CrossFit helps you develop cardio respiratory and muscular endurance. Because of weight plate size, even just 10 …


The CrossFit Sneaker From Nike Is Selling Out Faster Than LeBrons Are

Heads up Nike Metcon fanatics, the new cross-training sneaker you’re all going crazy for and buying up faster than a kettle bell swing arrives in …


Regional Stats

5 Squat Variations for Strength, Mobility, and Better Movement

Squat. It's like a magic word. Add the word "squat" to any workout and you will feel an immediate sense of accomplishment, even before you actually …


Investing in Fitness: Lessons From CrossFit Games Athlete Jon Pera

CrossFit Games veteran Jon Pera isn’t just looking for a return trip to compete at the largest CrossFit event in the world. He’s looking to compete at


Fix Lower Back Tightness by Mobilizing Your Hips

Fix Lower Back Tightness by Mobilizing Your Hips

If you use a foam roller to roll out your back if it feels tight, then you may only be working half …


Does Size Matter? The Role of Bodyweight in CrossFit

April 15, 2015

In almost every competitive sport in which an athlete is required to move an external load—be it metal or flesh—weight classes play a …

Natural Selection

Why This Is the Best CrossFit Video You’ll Ever See

“You have to be mentally strong before you can get physically strong,” says CrossFit athlete Krystal Cantu in a new video for The Box. “You need to …


RX-FORGED: Get Shredded Abs With No Gimmicks - Using the GHD

Get Shredded Abs With No Gimmicks - Using the GHD

Also known as the roman chair sit-up, the (GHD) glute-ham developer sit-up is quite easily the most …


Bands vs. Straps on Rings for Muscle Up Strength

Bands vs. Straps on Rings for Muscle Up Strength

Ever since 15.3 of this year's CrossFit open, which pushed muscle ups as the first movement of a …


How to workout through injury? Be Smart!

How to workout through injury? Be Smart!

If you’re like me, it’s hard to let anything stop you when it comes to getting in a workout, even if it means …


The Critical Art of Recovery for CrossFitters

CrossFitters, don't let a poor focus on recovery set the stage for a system-wide breakdown.There is a strange paradox that develops in CrossFit


CrossFit and Rowing: Blaxburg, Featured Photographer

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Baltimore-based photographer, Zephan Moses Blaxburg, and chatted about his photography and …


Pros & Cons: Should You Look at the Day’s WOD Before You Go to the Box?

July 29, 2014

There is wide debate raging within the CrossFit community, but it has nothing to do with technique, style or diet. Athletes are very …


Top 10 CrossFit Gyms in America

With more than 5,000 certified CrossFit boxes (that’s code for CrossFit gym) worldwide, finding one that fits your needs or has the type of community …


10 things you will learn the longer you CrossFit

Original blog post by Rob Silver

The longer you CrossFit, the more …


15 Things We Learned from the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Open

And just as quickly as it arrived, the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Open has come to a close. Another year, another Open in the books. Whether you’re


WOD Data: CrossFit Open 15.5

After five ‘suspenseful’ Thursday announcements, and five times laid out on the mat, we’ve got the 5th breakdown for the stats crowd.

I’ve got plans …


Training Tips for the Average Joe From 3 CrossFit Pros

As an average Joe when it comes to CrossFit, I have been fortunate to be able to meet a few talented and hard working CrossFit Games athletes in my …


Are you overusing your Olympic Lifting gear?

March 26, 2014

Traditional power lifting (such as squats and deadlifts) and Olympic Weightlifting (snatch, cleans etc) movements are a staple of the …


A candid look inside the 2015 CrossFit Open

So I finished my final WOD of the 2015 CrossFit Open about 14 hours ago, and I decided I would give my thoughts on this years Open. I also wanted to …



PSYCHOLOGY OF WEIGHTLIFTINGI know we have all seen it, a lifter in a meet or heavy training day pacing around, hootin’ and hollerin’, getting slapped …


Lies of the CrossFit Hater

September 4, 2014

As CrossFit continues to expand, a throng of CrossFit haters seems to be growing along with it. It seems that bashing CrossFit is …


6 Olympic Weightlifting Habits To Break Today!

June 26, 2013

With over 20 years of Olympic Weightlifting experience, I’m used to the sport being relatively misunderstood. Most often it’s confused …

Serious Strategies for the Serious CrossFitter: A Guaranteed Plan to Boost your 15.5 score

CrossFit Open Workout 15.5 - The FINAL Tips & Strategy!

The 2015 Crossfit Open comes to a close with WOD 15.5.

Many athletes have had a great year, and they will move on to compete at Regionals. The road to …


These CrossFit Engagement Photos Are Both Terrifying And Adorable

How do you get your body to that?

Joe Marttila and Ili Buenrostro are just your average newly engaged couple from Ocoee, Florida.

With one slight difference…

They’re basically superheroes.

To celebrate their love of each other and their love of CrossFit, they decided to shoot their engagement photos …