Fitness

How Much Is Enough? Finding Your Perfect Workout Frequency

Before reading any further, I have a confession. The title above is a little misleading because the idea of "perfect" isn't really achievable in strength sports and working out. Sure, we can find what's best for us, but perfection is...

10 Commandments of the Bench Press

Oh man, where do we begin. It's chest day, also known as bench day, also known as that time of the week when you get to walk around the gym with your chest feeling swole. The pecs are poppin' and...

How to Work Swimming Into a Strength Cycle

Swimming rarely makes an appearance in conditioning plans, and we’re here to change that. There’s this persistent belief that swimming just isn’t great cardio. Freestyle messes up your shoulders. It stokes the appetite so much it makes it harder to...

Reebok CrossFit® Nano 8 Flexweave Review

Cross training shoes are becoming increasingly more common in strength sports. These are shoes designed to feel like flexible tennis shoes, but with a strength athlete in mind. This being said, they're constructed slightly different than your standard sneaker....

CrossFit Launches New Online Show Aimed at 35+ Year Old Athletes

“Hey, Masters and CrossFitters over the age of 35,” opens the first episode of CrossFit’s new online show. “I’m Rory McKernan, and this is your show.” The new show doesn’t appear to have a name yet — it’s just titled...

Kipping Pull-Up – Muscles Worked, Exercise Demo, and Benefits

In this article we will explore the kipping pull-up, a popular pull-up variation seen across competitive fitness WODs and events. In the below sections, the specific muscle worked, movement execution, and training adaptations/benefits will be discussed. https://www.instagram.com/p/Beslcmvg5E7/ Muscles Worked The kipping pull-up...

4 Benefits of Chest to Bar Pull-Ups

In a previous article we discussed the chest to bar pull-up, a bodyweight movement that is seen in both strict and kipping forms; with the purpose of back development, gymnastic ad competitive fitness skill, and even grip training. In...

Power and Ice: The Training Routine of the U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team

There aren’t a lot of races in which the most important work is over in the first few seconds, but if you ask Jason Hartman, strength and conditioning coordinator for the U.S. Olympic bobsled team, that’s the crux of...

How Much Do Olympic Speed Skaters Squat?

As we head into the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, we’ve been spending a lot of time wondering about how these world class athletes train to reach the pinnacle of their respective sports. Different winter sports emphasize different qualities, of...

Win A Pair of Reebok CrossFit® Nano 8 Flexweave Shoes!

It's that time of year again: New resolutions, new workouts, and new gains, which means it's ALSO prime time for a new pair of training shoes. That's why we're teaming up with Reebok to give away TWO pairs of...

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This American Shot Putter Just Jerked 500 Pounds

The list of Americans who can currently jerk 500 pounds/227 kilograms (or recently, meaning they've done it in the past year or so), is...

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