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A Weightlifting Etiquette Handbook for CrossFitters

<b>Dear CrossFitters:</b> I love you, know I do.<p><b>But also know that our weightlifting cousins look at us and our grip-and-rip weightlifting technique as the</b> …

Weightlifting

The Mistake That's Costing You Pounds in Your Cleans

<b>There is a phenomenon in CrossFit that is remarkably consistent across all time zones, borders, and accents.</b> It appears to be something that we, as …

How to Improve Your Double Unders

Page: 1Next »<p>Every CrossFitter has a goat (or two) – could double-unders be yours? The answer is “yes” if your heart jumps into your throat whenever …

Whiteboards

5 Secrets to Success for Wall Balls

Wall ball shots are a classic movement that every CrossFit athlete has to face. Here are 5 tips to help you get as many as possible next time they …

How to Avoid Blacking Out While Weightlifting

<b>Many weightlifters at one point or another in their careers will experience the phenomenon of "blacking out."</b> This will most likely occur in lifts …

Los Angeles

New Research Proves Just How Effective CrossFit Is

Proof that those short yet intense WODs are totally worth sweating through<p>With nearly 10 million CrossFitters worldwide—60 percent of whom are …

Exercise

How to Return to Training After a Low Back Injury

<b>So, you’ve had a back injury, and now you’re itching to get back in the gym to squat and get a solid workout.</b> Pump the breaks. Injuries are no joke. …

Squats and Hip Dysfunction: 2 Common Problems and How to Fix Them

(Source: Bruce Klemens)<p><b>Movement disorders and motor programming are all the rage in the physio-world these days and that’s a great thing.</b> We’re …

Developing the Handstand With Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

How Bands Are Actually Holding You Back

<b>Lately I have noticed an increased usage of bands in CrossFit when it comes to movement progressions</b>. There are all colors of these bands, usually …

How to Prep for a Burpee

Page: 1Next »<p>Coach Kelly emphasizes the importance of keeping the burpee as simple as possible and therefore more efficient.<p>Believe it or not, it is …

Workouts

Learning From Your Misses in Weightlifting

I used to not think about other people’s training so much—about their mental state and struggles, or the fact that their minds may be racing during …

A Better Way to Cue “Knees Out” in a Squat

Today’s post is from Derrick Blanton, a regular contributor to my blog. Derrick is constantly pondering biomechanical topics and thinking up …

Workouts

20 More Tips That Will Make You Better at Olympic Weightlifting

<b>Olympic weightlifting can seem like a never-ending journey of self-improvement and bewilderment.</b> This isn’t too far from the truth, at least on the …

Why people HAVE to squat differently

Follow The Movement Fix on Instagram @themovementfix !<p><b>We now have a 20 minute podcast episode to talk more in depth on this topic located …

CrossFit Mental Training

Great athletes and champions are often hailed as having outstanding mental toughness, inside or outside of the box, on or off the field of play. The …

The Importance of Respecting the CrossFit Process

Today you can find two types of CrossFit. One is that awesome exercise routine we all fell in love with that consists of functional movements done at …

Self-improvement

15 Things You’re Probably Not Doing Enough Of

<b>Through my time so far as both a strength athlete and strength coach, I’ve discovered there are some very effective aspects of training that, for</b> …

14 Hottest and Fittest Women of the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games

These fiercely fit females prove nothing's sexier than a strong woman<p>Despite nursing a lingering shoulder injury this season, 28-year-old Stacie …

Fitness

Annie Thorisdottir Demonstrates the Core Movements of CrossFit

Join "The Fittest Woman on Earth" Annie Thorisdottir, a two-time CrossFit Games champion, as she shows you how to complete three signature CrossFit …

Workouts

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 …

Women: Running into Trouble

By , articles.elitefts.com<p>When I look at the fat guy in the gym wasting his time on forearm curls to lose weight, I don’t feel sympathy. The big …

How to Move Up in Weight and Use Bigger Kettlebells

<b>Imagine I offered to pay you 25% more for the same job you’re doing right now?</b> Do you think that would make a noticeable difference in your life? But …

Exercise

How High School Physics Can Help Us With Our Weightlifting

We all remember the basic laws of physics that we supposedly learned back in our school days. Well, we may have "learned" them, but the real test is …

Women and Pull Ups: 3 Secrets for Success You've Probably Never Tried

<b>Not much impresses me more in the gym than watching a female knock out a few perfect chest-to-bar pull ups.</b> These days it’s becoming more and more …