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By Dave Huynh | Forging Elite Fitness

Tip: The Zercher Squat and Box Squat

Build your legs, strengthen your core and upper back, and improve mental toughness with this squat variation.<p>With the bar in the crooks of your …

The Pistol Squat: Develop Foundational Lower Body Strength

If I were held at gunpoint and forced to choose one lower body exercise, I would choose the pistol.read more

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Park Your Misconceptions: Try CrossFit

So, you're thinking of trying CrossFit. Let's delve into it and walk you through the door of your local box.read more

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CrossFit Masters and Teen Qualifiers 2017: Beating the Odds

Masters and teens athletes strategize their workout plan for this weekend's online competition to get a place at the CrossFit Games.read more

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17 Lessons from the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games Open

CrossFit®<p>17 Lessons from the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games Open<p>Posted by: Maureen Quirk<br>Global Newsroom<p>O-v-e-r! Score submission is closed, and just like …

2017 Open Recap

The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games Open has come to a close. Five weeks of competition culminated in a fun little couplet of thrusters and …

This Daddy-Daughter CrossFit Moment Will Melt Your Ice-Cold Heart

Long week? Just watch this video. Cue: swooning.<p>Greg Mountain, CrossFit affiliate owner, is father to this sweet little girl Makena — he's been training her at the box and letting her tag along for workouts. Makena and her dad are BFFs so it's no wonder she likes going with Greg to work and copying …

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I Never Thought That My Perfect CrossFit Shoe Would Be These Nikes

I used to wear running sneakers to CrossFit. I mean, we did run, so it seemed fine — that is, until my coach said it was one of the biggest mistakes I could make when it came to lifting. The extra cushioning makes it harder to balance and also puts your feet on an angled surface, causing you to …

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Sleep is The Most Underutilized Recovery Tool For CrossFitters

We all do what we can to recover from our treacherous WODs. Protein shakes, carb-loading, excess water consumption, foam rolling, flossing, etc.<p><b>Yet,</b> …

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This Is What a T-Rex Doing CrossFit Looks Like — You're Welcome

CrossFit's meteoric rise in popularity has made it so that everyone from pregnant women to younger kids is safely adopting its strengthening exercises. Now, even a T-rex is trying it out.<p>OK, so it's not a real T-rex, as you most definitely should have guessed based on geological history and …

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1 Adorable Kid Just Showed Us All Up With His Amazing CrossFit Workout

In a recent viral clip originally posted by Alicia Brogan and later reposted on CrossFit's official Instagram account, we meet a kid who's <i>very</i> focused on his CrossFit routine, which includes sets of squats, weightlifting, and, last but not least, ring pull-ups. "Yeah, that's good!" Brogan says in …

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CrossFit athlete, 77, makes full-body transformation

<i>This piece originally aired August 12, 2015.</i><p>A remarkable 77-year-old woman is reshaping more than her body, by breaking a sweat. Constance Tillet is …

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Quick Tips for Optimal CrossFit Open WOD 17.3 Performance

In this WOD, efficiency may be more important than strength.read more

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Happy-Go-Lucky Golden Retriever Is Ideal Gym Buddy for His Beefy CrossFit Owner

Muscles don’t come from long naps; if that was the case Maximus would have big biceps under that golden fur.<p>His owner, Noah Ohlsen, is a different …

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Rest Up, CrossFitters

The inherent dangers, or lack thereof, of CrossFit-style training have been a hotly debated topic for years. Fortunately, science is starting to join …

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This Husband Tried to Mimic His Pregnant Wife's CrossFit Experience

When Blake Milchuck hit the CrossFit gym this weekend, he tried something a little different. Blake and his wife, Kristin, are expecting a baby, and …

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2017 CrossFit Open Preparation: 8 Weeks of Workouts and Coaching Part II

<b>The CrossFit Open is coming up between February 23 and March 27 in 2017</b>. This is the final 4 week phase of preparation leading up the competition. …

Can You Do CrossFit Without Being a Dick?

I went to a CrossFit competition to find out.<p>It's hard to look at CrossFit as anything other than a sweat cult formed from packs of jocks. It's universally considered the go-to activity for dicks, or people too buff to have better hobbies. This perception can drive a person to the point of blind …

This Is Why You Don't Invite The Mountain to Your Crossfit Competition

You have been warned.<p>Look, I'm sure there are some thrills to be had by lifting things that are heavy. I'm sure it really makes you feel like quite the badass to be bigger and stronger than other people who consider themselves professionally bigger and stronger than everyone else. But there's …

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2017 CrossFit Open Preparation: 8 Weeks of Workouts and Coaching

The CrossFit Open takes place over five weeks between February 23 and March 27 in 2017. If you are over 14 years of age you can compete by just …

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Training with Mat Fraser: Inside the gym with the 2016 CrossFit Games champion

The brace didn’t work, the doctor explained gently. You’re going to need spinal fusion. You’ll never train seriously again. If you’re lucky, maybe …

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2017 CrossFit Open Prep: Weightlifting Movements

In this installment, I’m going to cover the lifting movements of Competition CrossFit. There's a lot to cover, so let's just jump in and get …

Make Strongman Part of Your Fitness Plan

Barbells, kettlebells, and dumbbells everyone gets. They are the tools of strength and conditioning. Strongman has them, too. They are called logs, …

The 7 Sneakiest Rest Strategies in CrossFit

It’s not often that most of us can get through our metcon without taking a break at some point. <b>But what are the best ways to get that rest, yet make</b> …

13 CrossFit WODs to Live BY

1 of 14<p>WOD 101<p>Edgar Artiga<p>A CrossFit workout of the Day, or WOD, is varied and unpredictable—not to torture you, but so your regimen doesn’t become …

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Why the CrossFit Games Are Moving to Madison, Wisconsin

After 10 years in Southern California, CrossFit is finding a new home in the Badger State.<p>The CrossFit Games will move to Madison, Wisconsin, for …

5 CrossFit chipper WODs that will burn fat and make you incredibly strong

WOD 1: The Filthy Fifty<p><b>Filthy Fifty</b><p>For time, complete:<p>50 Box jumps<br>50 jumping pull-ups<br>50 kettlebell swings<br>walking lunge, 50 steps<br>50 hanging …

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2 Alignment Fixes to Prevent CrossFit Injuries

I personally love CrossFit. I am certified as a Level 1 trainer in CrossFit, I love to participate in the sport, and most of all I love watching the …

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USA Weightlifting Looks to LiftOff for New Talent

The brightest young talent in CrossFit will be given the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to USA Weightlifting and the 2016 CrossFit LiftOff, …

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