Fitness

6-Time CrossFit Games Athlete Marcus Filly Talks Training, Nutrition, and Recovery

Every year, qualifying for the Reebok CrossFit Games gets more difficult. The athlete pool grows, talent increases, and physical challenges climb in difficulty (in all aspects). While I learned a lot in my rookie year as a Games athlete, my greatest...

Bodyweight Training for Weightlifters: 10 Exercises to Master

Weightlifters, like most athletes, need to have a fundamental level of fitness, often expressed as General Physical Preparedness (GPP). Encapsulated within GPP training is the ability to have a fundamental level of fitness: strength, muscle mass, coordination, flexibility, mobility,...

Why Pause Squats Work for Increasing Strength, Technique, and Muscular Development

Pause squats are no secret these days. Talk to any coach or athlete, regardless of sport (powerlifting, weightlifting, functional fitness, or strength and conditioning) and the majority will have a fond memory of performing these challenging, and highly effective...

NOBULL SuperFabric® Trainer Review: The Simple, Functional Shoe?

You've probably seen them in your local CrossFit box by now; first there was a trickle, then there was a flood. NOBULL's trainers are popping up more and more, and while the company has a long way to go...

Chris Spealler Will Compete at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games (If He Qualifies)

Contrary to previous reports, Chris Spealler may not be sitting out next year's Reebok CrossFit Games after all. You might remember him announcing his retirement from the CrossFit Games after his seventh showing in 2014. While citing a desire to spend more...

Josh Bridges Gets Penalized, Responds with Insane 16.5 Performance

After significant controversy surrounding Josh Bridges' world's-best score on CrossFit Open workout 16.4 (which gave Josh his seventh overall Open victory over the last few years), CrossFit HQ has recalculated the athlete's score and issued a major penalty. This knocks Bridges'...

How One Marine Did Every Hero WOD in a Year (on the Anniversary of...

A few months ago, we interviewed Jeff Yan, an NYC-based CrossFit® trainer who made it his goal to complete every Hero WOD. Yan's journey sparked a lot of conversation on social media, and a few weeks after publishing, we caught...

7 Ridicously Heavy Weighted Walks, Carries, and Pulls

If you go to school, live in a city, or frequent the gym, you’re no stranger to walking around with a bag. In fact, a lot of us are walking with extra weight all the time. And whether you're...

Can Nick Massie’s Ice Age Meals Change Paleo Forever?

When you think of what sort of food is the best fuel for athletes, you don’t think of a strip mall in Reno, Nevada. You don’t think of frozen food, with a cellophane film and a microwave-safe container. You...

National Strength & Conditioning Association Sues CrossFit, Claiming Defamation

In an article published on "The Russells" CrossFit subdomain, Russell Berger announced that the National Strength and Conditioning Association had filed suit against himself, Russ Greene, Greg Glassman, and CrossFit Inc. in the San Diego County Superior Court. The suit...

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Justin Cotler on Coaching, GRID Champs, and the CrossFit Dynamix Superteam

In the world of "competitive fitness," we're getting used to athletes as crossover stars: weightlifters turned CrossFit Games contenders, powerlifters turned GRID competitors, individual...

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