CrossFit Digest

By Dave Huynh | Forging Elite Fitness

The Controversy Everyone In The CrossFit World Is Talking About

Each year, athletes from all over the world gather to compete in the CrossFit Games, a grueling series of tests in a search to find the "Fittest on Earth." It's usually a thrilling experience for participants and spectators alike, but this year, some CrossFitters aren't so happy with the Games, due …

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Five of the World’s Most Beautiful CrossFit Gyms

With over 13000 affiliates, CrossFit boxes come in all shapes and sizes and you can find them all over the world. This blog post is going to look at …

The Greek Hero at the Gym

When my cousin Juliet and one of her friends, both eighth-graders, joined the women’s weightlifting team at their school, I was astonished. When else in history could such a thing have been possible? The girls had done it, Juliet explained, “because we wanted to start a new sport that would make us …

Bodybuilding

CrossFit Games Prize Purse Grows to $2.2 Million Dollars

Article<p>Registration for the Open begins January 14, 2016.<p>Article<p>The early declaration deadline is Jan. 4, 2016.<p>Article<p>The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games …

Doing Murph on Memorial Day? 5 pre and post-Murph tactics for a speedy recovery

Up there with the toughest WODs of all time, Murph was introduced as a tribute to Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy who was killed in Afghanistan …

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The Definitive Case for the Russian Swing

Swinging the kettlebell overhead is unsafe, unhealthy, and unhelpful. <b>The debate has raged since 2004.</b> That was the year a CrossFit Journal article …

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What It’s Like to Compete at Regionals When You’re Not a CrossFit Superstar

You’ve never heard of me. My name never made it into a Regionals Recap, and my photo never graced HQ’s news feed. On the street, I don’t turn heads …

Fitness

I Survived 6 Weeks Of CrossFit As A Plus-Size, Body-Positive Person

There is a specific body type I associate with CrossFit. All muscle, abs, zero fat, that V-cut thing that can happen to your groin area. I don't look like that. I have a belly and an ass that stick out no matter how I stand or what I wear — not to mention, I require three sports bras for even the …

2 Years Later: The CrossFitting Weightlifter’s Analysis On The Switch

Two years ago after the 2014 CrossFit Open, I realized that I needed to get stronger. The road to recovery from my back injury took about 9 months …

CrossFit Training & Specialty Courses

Many CrossFitters are stuck in a "macro rut." They isolate proteins, carbohydrates and fat in their meals, which, though useful, can often become …

CrossFit Captures Six-Figure Sponsor Crusading Against Sugary Beverages

The CrossFit Games has signed its first and only soda sponsor, maintaining that it is continuing its parent company’s fight against sugary beverages in the process. The sponsor is Zevia, which will pay low-to-mid six figures for a one-year deal to align itself with the strength and conditioning …

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Bay Area CrossFit Coach Scales 25-Foot Wall, Saves Family After Crash

LOS GATOS (KPIX 5) – A Bay Area CrossFit coach is being called a hero after he used his herculean body to save a family following a car crash.Greg …

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Anaerobic Training for CrossFit: How To Nut Up and Ride The Pain Train – 207

What’s up guys!On this week’s episode we talk about training the anaerobic system.You may be thinking, why do we need to know about the anaerobic …

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StrongFirst for CrossFit

<i>This article was co-authored by Craig Marker and Pavel Tsatsouline.</i><p><b>Want to become a better CrossFit athlete?</b> Knock huge chunks off your Fran time? …

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16 Things We Learned from the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games Open

And just as quickly as it arrived, the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games Open has come to a close.<p>Another year, another Open in the books.<p>Whether you’re …

Why You Need to Do More Pause Squats

There is no man that will say he enjoys the bottom of a barbell squat.<p>It’s the portion of the exercise where you probably feel the most uncomfortable. And if you fail or dump the weight, it usually happens when you’re in the hole.<p>That’s why I want you to hang out in the bottom of the squat longer.<p>A …

Recap of the 2016 CrossFit Open

Woohoo! I survived the 2016 CrossFit Open! Holy hell, I’m glad it’s over. It was a long 5 weeks and my body needs a break. Well, actually, I just …

The Real-Life Diet of Jason Khalipa, CrossFit Games Champion

Professional athletes don't get to the top by accident. It takes superhuman levels of time, dedication, and focus—and that includes paying attention to what they put in their bellies. In this series, <b>GQ</b> takes a look at what pro athletes in different sports eat on a daily basis to perform at their …

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The Accidental Powerlifting World-Record Holder

On July 2, 2015, a video was uploaded to YouTube that began with a teen-age girl in a gym wrapping a weightlifting belt around her waist. Her hair was nested atop her head in a messy bun, and headphones covered her ears. A straight bar with six plates on each side, totalling four hundred and twenty …

Free CrossFit class an inspiring fix for recovering addicts

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — With Staten Island's drug epidemic continuing to take a tragic toll, there is an oasis of inspiration at a CrossFit gym on …

Workouts

Deadlifts and Wall Balls: How to Rock Them in the CrossFit Open

<b>Wall Balls: How to Rock Them in the CrossFit Open</b><br>Video by Lindsey Johnson <b>Deadlift Technique for Fast and Light Cycling</b><br>Video by Hunter Britt <b>How to Row</b> …

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Viral video of Halifax athlete’s CrossFit workout inspires millions

Despite her physical restrictions, Lindsay Hilton might be one of the fittest girls you’ll run into at the gym. She loves a good workout and tries to …

The Unwritten Rules of the CrossFit Open

The Open season is upon us. Follow these rules and embrace the fun of kicking ass – legitimately.Whatever you think of the CrossFit Open, there’s no …

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Increase Performance by Perfecting your Crossfit Warm-Up

A winning team or athlete will undoubtedly want to achieve two things every session: Perform at their best for that given day Prevent any injury …

13 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift, Fast!

These tips, cues, adjustments, and "tricks" will have you deadlifting more weight right away. Check 'em out.

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Photos: CrossFit Phenom Annie Thorisdottir: The Fittest Woman on the Planet?

Felix Doubront is CrossFit and ready for A’s

MESA, Ariz. — Oakland’s rotation is fairly well set this spring. If the A’s need another starter, <b>Felix Doubront</b> is ready.<p>How ready? CrossFit ready.<p>Doubront did the high-intensity group workout sessions this offseason with his wife, <b>Kimberly</b>, who was a college softball player. She often plays catch …