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October 28, 2016
“But what if I can’t do it unbroken?”
From time to time, I hear this posed as a legitimate question from athletes as they read over a workout description. They look at the movements, the loading and the rep scheme. They assess their current capabilities. Quick math is done in their heads.
Their facial expressions change and the question shoots out of their mouths: “What if I can’t do this unbroken?”
My answer is always, “Well… Continue Reading
We challenge you to improve your mental fitness by reading our Founder and CEO’s CrossFit Journal articles.
“When we explained that we thought our workouts were so effective that if we were to post one every day, someone would eventually find them, try them, have great results, and come back and tell friends, the dot-comers laughed heartily and condescendingly chortled, ‘Ahhhh, the old grassroots approach!’”
Greg Glassman wrote that in the 2005 CrossFit Journal article “www.crossfit.com.”
On Feb. 10, 2001, the first workout of the day went up on… Continue Reading
Often forgotten in favor of push presses or jerks, the bench press can add variety to CrossFit workouts.
On April 22, 2004, Lynne Pitts followed her normal routine. She woke up and logged onto CrossFit.com to see the workout of the day.
The day’s challenge was 5 rounds for max reps of body-weight bench presses and pull-ups. When she saw the workout, Pitts knew she’d do well.
A competitive powerlifter in the late ’80s and early ’90s… Continue Reading
When a pegboard showed up in Event 12 of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games, a lot of people were shocked.
That’s a weird reaction by any follower of a sport in which competitors sign up to face the “unknown and unknowable,” but it’s even weirder when you consider CrossFit’s Founder and CEO wrote about pegboards back in 2002.
In the second issue of the CrossFit Journal, Greg Glassman listed and sourced all the equipment a person would need to turn a garage into a “world-class strength and conditioning facility.” The article, … Continue Reading
Randal D. Simmons was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 7, 2008. The 51-year-old was a 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and a member of the SWAT team.
In addition to his service as an officer, Simmons often dedicated his free time to community outreach for at-risk and underprivileged youth.
“By the time that (Simmons) passed, he had mentored and ministered to over 1,000 kids,” says Simmons’ wife, Lisa.
That moment when your lip starts quivering, your face goes numb and you realize you probably went out too fast. Emily Beers investigates the pros and cons of “red lining” during a workout.
If you’ve spent any time at a CrossFit box, you’ve seen it happen. It might have even happened to you.
Usually, it’s painful to watch. Often, it’s unnecessary, avoidable. The Fly and Die, the Crash and Burn, the Red Line—all usually look… Continue Reading
Dave Castro, Nicole Carroll and a host of athletes and affiliate owners recall the workouts that made an impression in the year that was.
Early in 2013, CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman and Dave Castro, Director of the CrossFit Games, sat outside a Starbucks in Carlsbad, Calif., brainstorming about the last workout of the 2013 Open.
The meeting over coffee resulted in Open Workout 13.5, which was performed by more than… Continue Reading
Motorcycle nomad Pat Sherwood is forced to embrace his weaknesses and finds he’s still got strengths.
I’m not a talented Olympic lifter, and that doesn’t bother me. I would get my ass kicked by Lindsey Valenzuela, Elisabeth Akinwale or Camille Leblanc-Bazinet using the same loading. I practice the snatch and the clean and jerk because of the positive adaptations they provide to… Continue Reading