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2018 CrossFit Regionals Event 5 & 6

2018 CrossFit® Games Regionals Workouts 5 and 6 Announced (All Events Included)

Yesterday, CrossFit HQ dropped the final events for the 2018 CrossFit Regionals competitions. The first week of the Regionals competitions kick off next week on Friday, and we'll get a glimpse of what to expect from the first round of...
Brute Strength Competition Athletes

A Weightlifter, Powerlifter, Bodybuilder, and CrossFitter Face Off: Who Will Win?

Strength fans rejoice, we have another lifting competition series to watch on YouTube, and this time it's taking a slightly different spin. As opposed to making similar athletes go head-to-head in a series of events, Brute Strength have taken it...

Box Squat vs Regular Squat – Which Is Best for Your Goals?

In this article we will compare the training outcomes between the box squat vs the regular squat, both of which are widely used throughout strength, power, and fitness sports training. In the sections below, we will detail out the...
CrossFit Games athlete Samantha Briggs

Sam Briggs Breaks Elbow, Withdraws Invitation to CrossFit Games Regionals

In news that is sure to shake up the Women's Individual field at this year's 2018 CrossFit European Regionals, Samantha Briggs has announced that due to an elbow injury and surgery, she will be sitting out that competition and...
Brain and CNS

Rethinking CNS Fatigue and Recovery: What’s Really Going On Post-Workout?

The term "CNS Fatigue," also known as Central Nervous System Fatigue, tends to get thrown around a lot in different strength training circles. This article is intended to introduce a new way of thinking about "CNS Fatigue" and potentially clear...

Double Kettlebell Complexes/Workouts for Muscle Gain

In a recent article we discussed the double kettlebell swing, a kettlebell movement that requires strength, coordination, and power. Often, kettlebells are integrated into complexes (a series of exercises done back to back after one another) to increase loading...

Tia-Clair Toomey Wins Gold At 2018 Commonwealth Games

Earlier today, the 2017 Fittest Woman On Earth™ Tia-Clair Toomey walked away with a gold in the 58kg weight class at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Toomey finished her performance with a personal best 87kg snatch and a 114kg clean &...

Hypertrophy Training Sets and Reps

In an earlier article we discussed the definition of hypertrophy and how strength, power, and fitness athletes can benefit from training for hypertrophy at specific phases of the annual training program. The goal of this article is to offer...

4 Arm Exercises You’ve Never Tried Before

Since I covered some cool variations on the squat, bench, and deadlift, I think it’s only fair that I do the same for some of the major body parts, starting with everyone’s favorite: Arms. Actually, exercise selection is crucially...

Our Favorite Quotes From the First “Road to the Games”

With the Open now closed and CrossFit® fans experiencing a little downtime until the Regionals kick off on May 18th, CrossFit HQ has launched the first of their Road to the Games documentaries for the 2018 season. Episode 18.01...

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As a weightlifter, a lagging front squat is about as nagging as something can get. Recently, I was able to power clean nearly 88%...

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