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Relatively cheap and easily available, sleds are a versatile option for CrossFit gyms.
Pulling or pushing a sled is like getting smacked with a baseball bat through a phone book: It hurts like hell but doesn’t leave much of a mark.
Long preferred by powerlifters and others for their ability to ramp up workload without creating excessive soreness, sleds might have been considered premium items in the early days of CrossFit, when it was far… Continue Reading
Parents use an old invention to fill the gap between training wheels and the freedom of two wheels.
Learning to ride a bike is an important rite of passage for a child, but it can be a challenging process for both the child and the parent.
Children often move from tricycles to bicycles with training wheels and then make the big jump to a bike without training wheels. The distance between the last two stages is… Continue Reading
Over 30 percent of CrossFit affiliates in the U.S. turn to community-owned insurance to protect their businesses.
Four years ago, there was an idea to create something that would represent our strength and initiative, something that would become the backbone of our reputation and allow us to take aggressive action in defense of our affiliates and trainers: insurance by and for the CrossFit community. In 2009, this idea turned into a massive funding… Continue Reading
It’s about 3 a.m. on Saturday after the Legless event at this year’s CrossFit Games. The Rogue Fitness crew and volunteers have just dismantled 40,000 lb. of steel rigs for rope climbs—and then constructed another 40,000 lb. of A-frames for pull-ups at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
“We just took down the rope-climb rig. Now we’ve got five rows of, I think, it’s five 80-foot rows of A-frame,” says Rogue… Continue Reading
March 10, 2013
Mike Warkentin believes special equipment will never take the place of practice and effort.
I have little use for the gear debate about which shoes are better for which workout, whether tights help anything at all, which speed rope is best, what wicking system will keep my crotch drier, or whether I’ll produce 2 percent more power lifting off plywood instead of stall mats.
Who the fuck has time for this?
I like… Continue Reading
November 13, 2012
Scaling up your box jumps? Matt Blankenship builds a DIY extender to turn a 30-inch box into a 40.
Many CrossFit gyms use the Games-style 20 x 30 x 24 plyo boxes that are constructed to allow for 20-, 24- or 30-inch box jumps depending on how they’re set up. Smaller boxes are readily available and see plenty of use, but what do you do when you want to go higher than 30… Continue Reading
The story is classic: Gabe Subry and Vince Carter were training out of a traditional gym, and when their clientele grew and the space wasn’t able to accommodate CrossFit training, the pair opened CrossFit 209 Sport, the first box in Stockton, Calif. Now they’ve got all the toys they need.
The 4,200-square-foot facility has the requisite CrossFit equipment but also boasts dumbbells that go all the way up to 100 lb… Continue Reading
On Episode 211 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit 1525 owner Nikki Goldin and CrossFit Gymnastics subject-matter expert Jeff Tucker. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Complete 10 rounds for time of:
315-lb. deadlifts, 3 reps