Fitness

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...

How America’s Olympic Freestyle Ski Team Gets So Strong

The 2018 Winter Olympics are kicking off in South Korea on February 9th and each and every event provides jaw-dropping feats of athleticism. Winter Olympians train all year, every year with some of the most rigorous, cutting-edge programming on...

4 Benefits of L-Sit Pull-Ups

In an earlier article we discussed the l-sit pull-up in great detail, discussing the distinct challenges they pose to individuals adding them to their workouts. This advanced exercise is a combination of a l-sit and a strict pull-up, both...

Meet the CrossFit® Athlete Who Gave a Kidney to His Coach

What's your definition of a selfless act? Would you classify giving a kidney to a fellow strength athlete as selfless? Because that's exactly what one CrossFit® athlete did in Muskegon, Michigan. Over Christmas break, Codiee Lofquist, a coach at...

Katrin Davidsdottir and Streat Hoerner Top Elite Leaderboard at Wodapalooza

Familiar names sit atop of the 2018 Wodapalooza elite leaderboard. This year's Wodapalooza Fitness Fesitval took place from January 11th-14th, and brought out some of CrossFit's best athletes. Over the course of Friday-Sunday, athletes competed in nine WODs in...

How Early Strength Pioneers Built Insane Strength with Hand Balancing

Every sport has its old-school heroes: the greats of a time gone by, forgotten in the shadows of ESPN and Instagram. It’s hard to even imagine Wilt Chamberlain dropping 100 points in a single game in the days before...

5 Strength Athletes Who Hit 50+ Reps On the 225 lb Max Bench Test

Author's Note: This article is intended to be a fun and lighthearted celebration of strength. None of these strength athletes are in a formal testing environment, nor are their guidelines for their bench press form. Any comparisons or references...

This Could Be The Hardest Pull-Up Challenge We’ve Ever Seen

The popular song "Flower" (known to most as "Bring Sally Up") by pop artist Moby is making another resurgence with a fitness challenge attached to it. A few years ago, the song gained popularity when it was Tweeted about...

The Secret to This 71-Year-Old’s World Record Mile: Lots of Strength Training

Running and strength training aren't always synonymous with each other — at least in the mainstream consciousness — but there's no denying that they can hold benefits for each other's performance. The cardiovascular benefits running comes with can positively...

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CrossFit Games GM Justin Bergh Says Event May Move in 2017

Ten years into the CrossFit Games, and there are some constants fans and athletes have come to expect: Arduous qualifiers, a Carson finale, Rich Froning...

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