Every year, the CrossFit Games tests the fitness and mettle of some of the most impressive athletes on earth. For the last 14 years, athletes of all shapes and sizes and from varying backgrounds have gathered to face the unknown and the unknowable — and each year, these worlds colliding...Read more
When it comes to building a serious set of arms (and a monstrous back), few exercises can offer the strength and muscle hypertrophy stimulus as the chin up. The chin up, in addition to movements like pull ups, rows, and...Read more
What Is CrossFit®?
CrossFit® is often referred to and known as “the sport of fitness”, but originally got its roots as a fitness regimen developed around functional exercises and high-intensity workouts. CrossFit® is a registered trademark of CrossFit, Inc.; more information can be found at their website, CrossFit.com.
This fitness methodology numerous movement staples, including:
- Box Jumps
- Weighted Carries
- Clean & Jerks
These are a few of the movements an athlete can perform in any given CrossFit® workout. In order to excel in this sport, an athlete must be well-rounded and carefully curate programs that improve strength, mobility, power, and much more.
Kym Dekeyrel’s laugh is infectious. We’re chatting on the phone about her whirlwind competitive CrossFit career, and as she’s describing her first competition experience, she intones a phrase I will now forever associate with her: “Life is a stage.” This isn’t a surprising sentiment coming from a woman who has...Read more
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Unfortunate news from the 2020 UK Fittest Man®, Zack George. Due to a hip injury sustained while performing burpee box-jump overs during CrossFit Open workout 21.2, George has withdrawn from the 2021 CrossFit Games season. He made the announcement via...Read more
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