CrossFit

The Get Up: Why It's My Favorite Exercise

“<i>Long before the invention of the plate loaded barbells and dumbbells, history spoke of men of seemingly superhuman strength. On display at the</i> …

Workouts

5 CrossFit Workouts You’ll Actually Have Fun Doing | Men's Journal

CrossFit workouts are known for being easy. The whole approach to fitness seems to take sick pleasure in serving up puke-tastic, balls-to-the-wall …

Fitness

​Four Box Jump Variations to Make You a More Explosive Athlete

​Rumble’s Rob Sulaver demonstrates four dynamic movements to add to your workout<p>Plyometric training is arguably the most effective way to become a more explosive athlete. And plyometric exercises like box jumps can even help you break through a plateau in one or more of your other lifts, like the …

Exercise

Get Ready for Full Throttle: The Cal Poly Hip Flow

In the fall quarter of 2015, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris White designed a flow sequence for our athletes here at Cal Poly. This …

Yoga

Love to Lift Challenge - Day 55 of 100

Amphibian movements round off the day. You can learn physical skills from all sources.read more

Fitness

Behind the Scenes: ’16 Games, Part 2

behind the scenes

This 8-Minute CrossFit Workout Is All About Shaping and Lifting Your Butt

CrossFit is all about high-intesity WODs (workout of the day), so here's a quick and intense one you can do at home or the gym that's only eight minutes long. It may seem short and basic, but holy booty burn! Eight minutes will seem so long for your butt and thighs, plus your heart rate will be …

Workouts

Primal Move Workout #1 - The Warm Up

<b>Welcome to my four part video series of Primal Move workouts.</b> Primal Move is an approach to human movement that prioritizes basic, natural movement. …

Workouts

Primal Move Workout #2 - Mobility & Crawling

<b>Welcome to my four part video series of Primal Move workouts.</b> Primal Move is an approach to human movement that prioritizes basic, natural movement. …

Workouts

The Church of CrossFit

Gyms and other secular communities are starting to fill spiritual and social needs for many nonreligious people.<p>“You always know if someone goes to Harvard or if they go to CrossFit—they’ll tell you,” said Casper ter Kuile, a ministry innovation fellow at Harvard Divinity School. “It’s really …

Fitness

​How to Prepare For a Grueling Workout Like a World-Class Soccer Player

We dove in with German soccer club Bayer Leverkusen to find out<p>It’s a perilous weekend for Bayer Leverkusen. The German soccer team has a match Saturday afternoon against FC Köln, its neighboring rival. Despite Köln supporting the larger metropolis by far—one is the country’s fourth largest city …

Exercise

Tip: Get Better at Squatting With This Drill

Here's a move to help you fix your unstable squat. Check it out.<p>Got an ugly squat? Then you need to get better at squatting lighter loads. Learn to …

Workouts

Physical Potential | Mark Rippetoe

“Genetics” is a term bandied about fairly loosely in sports. A good definition of genetic potential is whether the athlete possesses the active …

Workouts

A CrossFit Coach Crafted This Workout and It's Going to Leave You Sore

If you've always wanted to try CrossFit but aren't ready to commit to joining a box, try this workout from CrossFit coach and competitor Dani Horan …

Exercise

Should You Shower Before You Work Out?

The case for the pre-gym rinse.<p>Here at <i>GQ</i>, we aim to provide answers to all your burning questions of both the fitness <i>and</i> personal hygiene varieties. Having used this space to settle once and for all a handful of modern society's most contentious debates (Bar soap or body wash? Bath or shower? …

Fitness

Flexibility And Mobility For A Better Underwater Dolphin Kick

By Bridge Athletic on SwimSwam Underwater dolphin kicking has completely transformed the sport of swimming. Considered as swimming’s fifth stroke, …

Triathlons

The move I love to hate: CrossFit star Julie Foucher's burpee sets

Julie Foucher has made it to the podium twice at the CrossFit Games, finishing second in 2012 and third in 2014, and she has taken the top crown at …

Workouts

Training Talk: Do You Really Need to Squat?

Oh, this one is going to be good.<p>This is one of those topics that has no middle ground. You’re either all in or all out.<p>It just got real here at M&S …

Bodybuilding

Julie Adams is an Olympic weightlifter, elite CrossFit competitor, an athletic trainer, and also happens to be one of Girl Meets Strong’s Strongbassadors. Between her many training sessions, she found...

Fitness

High Intensity Training vs. Olympic Weightlifting: How to Have Both & Get Strong

It is not unusual to find a divide when it comes to what style of training is best. A classic battle exists between High Intensity Training and …

Bodybuilding

Tip: The Wide-Stance Box Squat

Target your hips and hams with this type of squat. It'll help you get out of the hole when you squat without a box.<p>Bring up strength in the posterior …

Workouts

Tip: The Squat Machine That Actually Works

Master the belt squat, build your legs, and boost your regular squat and deadlift numbers. Here's how.<p>The belt squat is a strength exercise that's …

Workouts

7 CrossFit moves, demystified

Curious about the moves but too intimated by the gym to learn more? We've got you covered.<p>Are you curious about CrossFit but too intimated by those …

Workouts

The 'Dad Bod' CrossFit WOD to celebrate Father's Day

We can't think of a better way to kick off Father's Day than with a good ol' ass-kicking workout (especially if you failed to get your fitness-loving …

Workouts

Should You Wear a Weightlifting Belt When You Lift?

If you’ve begun the righteous path of seeking gainz via barbell training, you may be wondering: “Do I need to wear a belt when I lift?”The short …

Knives

​How This Dad Inspired His 10-Year-Old Daughter to Become a Competitive CrossFitter

​Bob and Josie Portell define what it means to be a #fitfam<p>When Bob Portell is grinding through the final, gut-wrenching rep of his evening CrossFit WOD, the first person he thinks of is his daughter, Josie.<p>“When I’m in that deep dark place, I think about how hard she works and pushes in her life …

Fitness

Do You Know What Your Core Really Is and What it Does?

The following movement screens will allow you to assess your core stability and conduct core strength tests to see how you measure up. See if you …

Workouts

Why You Need to Find Your Tribe

Why finding like-minded supportive people in your life can become your super power<p>I'm forty-two years old, and today I was in a relay race. Seriously. I was on a two person team. We had to do an inch-worm, a bear crawl, and well ...you get the idea. It was awesome.<p>The average age of the …

Fitness

Lifting Heavy Doesn't Have to Be Intimidating. Here Are 6 Basic Olympic Lifts to Get You Started

It's tough to hit the gym when you’ve got a full to-do list including lunch plans and a full Netflix queue. Even tougher? Stepping within 10 feet of a barbell when you haven’t the slightest clue what to do with it.<p>The good news? Olympic lifting doesn’t have to feel as intimidating as a first date, …

Workouts

Tip: A Better Way to Jump Squat

It's a common plyometric exercise with athletes, but there's a better, safer way to do it. Check it out.<p>When athletes are looking to add load to a …

Exercise