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By Dave Huynh | Forging Elite Fitness

5 Lessons I Have Learned After 2 Years of CrossFit

Over the last two months, I have been volunteering at my local CrossFit box on Saturday mornings. Aside from spending time with my friends, I have …


Why We Volunteer At CrossFit Events


Bringing The Deadlift To Life

Ask the majority of athletes how they would categorize “deadlifts,” and more than likely they would classify that movement as a “pulling exercise” …


The A-Z Of Being A CrossFit Champion

Annie Thorisdottir is the only woman to have won the CrossFit Games twice, so who better to ask what in takes to become and stay a champion in one of …


This painfully-obvious CrossFit rowing tip will improve your workout

'Go hard, or go home' they tell you. So as soon as you jump on a rowing machine, you stick it up to the top damper setting.

The harder you push, the …


How to Vary Your Routine and Get Better at Thrusters

They are the exercises that give you butterflies when you see their names in your workouts. The ones you know are incredibly beneficial, but it takes …


5 Ways to Push Past a Squat Plateau

It just won’t move. Try as you might, your squat is stuck. And it has been for a while. You’ve given all sorts of set and rep schemes a go. You’ve …

Common Snatch Mistakes & How to Correct Them

January 16, 2014

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

Olympic Weightlifting

A Buyer's Market in CrossFit: How to Choose the Best Box

Never settle for mediocre - there are more options now than ever when it comes to finding the perfect place to train.With the proliferation of


Never Rip Your Hands at CrossFit

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Instagram is full of CrossFit diehards proudly displaying their blistered, torn, bloodied palms as …


All Hang Positions Great Small

Hang snatches and cleans are handy variations of the classic lifts, but there are also an extensive number of variations of lifts from the hang, each …

Forearm Care

Forearm Care
Written by Gaje McDaniel

Sometimes we neglect areas of our body that may be vital to take care of; for example, the forearms, wrist, …


Get On A Roll

Historically, the worlds of fitness and physical therapy have been at odds with each other, the latter putting back together what the former breaks …


Beatdown Avoidance and the Value of Rest in CrossFit

Back in about 2010, I discovered OPT (now OPEX) training as an alternative to straight-up CrossFit. The Optimum Performance Training system, created …


11 Signs of a Great CrossFit Gym

Use this checklist to determine the quality of your current CrossFit gym (and if you need to make a change).A new client came in last week who had


Kipping Your Way Through CrossFit

To preface this, the coaching staff of CrossFit 5 Triple 9 recently came out of an amazing CrossFit Gymnastics course run by Tony Ronchi in Aruba.


False Grip on the Muscle-Up: To Use or Not to Use?

July 10, 2014

I get asked quite frequently whether or not it is correct to use a false grip on rings, especially when working muscle-ups. The simple …


Live Rowing Is An App and Rowing Machine Monitor That Lets You Challenge Your Friends To A Boat Race

Rowing has been a social activity since the time humans started paddling in the water. It’s one of the oldest Olympic group sports, and many an Ivy League college has a crew team. But indoor rowing machines are a mostly solitaire affair.

That’s not very inspiring to those who like to workout this …

Ivy League

The Best CrossFit and Lifting Shoes

The Best CrossFit and Lifting ShoesDo you lift weights in your running shoes? You could get better results with a proper pair of lifting shoes. In …



Athlete: Taylor GerhardtPhoto Courtesy of Greg Bishop Photography www.gregbishopphoto.comBy John MustafaA front uprise is a legitimate, graceful and …


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 …

Meet the 14-Year-Old Who Can Lift More Than 300 Pounds

Jake Schellenschlager, a 14-year-old living in Glen Burnie, Maryland, can deadlift more than 300 pounds. He currently holds five world records from the International Powerlifting Association for his age and weight class, and he’s only two years into his journey. The Atlantic’s video team caught up …

Strength Training

6 Steps to Becoming a Better Athlete (and Person)

You are an athlete. And you spend more time on your sport than you admit to your friends and family. It’s more than a hobby. It’s a part of you.



How to Safely Kick Up Into Your Best Handstand Yet

The freestanding handstand is daunting - nothing is keeping you from falling except your own balancing ability. There are plenty of resources to help …


ErgStick - Automatically record your Concept2 scores

ErgStick plugs into every Concept2 monitor from PM3 onwards. Enables you to collect the information from every stroke of your training session. You …

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 …

T Nation | The Secret of Loaded Carries

The Game Changer

Tapping into the right movement can radically change your body.

Find that missing ingredient and you'll build more muscle faster, drop …


Mat Fraser and Nike Training present: Inner Strength


10 CrossFit WOD Logs You Should Know About

wodlounge | March 6, 2013 | 1 Comments

CrossFit enthusiasts or CrossFitters are people who have an extreme passion for completing the Workout of the …