BoxLife Magazine

CrossFit is a Game of Averages: To Be Good, First Be Average

CrossFit, perhaps more than any other sport or fitness methodology, rewards consistency across multiple domains. What I mean by that is the best ‘CrossFitters’ are the ones that have a high an

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The Qualifying Process for Regionals & the Games Gets Tougher

Following the conclusion of the CrossFit Invitational back in November, Dave Castro (Director of the CrossFit Games) announced upcoming changes to the qualifying format for the Regionals and the Games

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9 Odd Things That Happen When You Start CrossFit

CrossFit rookies—welcome! Below is a nice little list of the changes that will inevitably come about in your daily lives if you decide to pursue CrossFit for the long term. You might think there’s

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Knee Wraps vs. Knee Sleeves: What’s the Difference?

Knee wraps and knee sleeves—no, they are not the same thing. Surprised to hear that? Knee wraps and knee sleeves each have their unique advantages and disadvantages. So, what do wraps and straps act

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How to Develop Power Out of the Hole

First thing’s first—what is the hole? The ‘hole’, as is known in weightlifting, power lifting, and Olympic lifting circles, is the lowest part of a squat—usually the receiving position for t

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6 Rules to Follow When Working Out With a Partner

1. Be a cheerleader/Be a support system. Partner workouts don’t come along all that often, so it’s nice to mix things up and enjoy CrossFit in a different way by sharing the experience of a WOD wi

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CrossFit Announces New Video Contest Aimed at Affiliate Owners

CrossFit Inc has announced a new video contest that will be sure to intrigue affiliate owners worldwide—seeing as it’s directly targeted at them. Just take a look at the introductory teaser for th

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The Zercher Squat: The Most Underrated Squat?

The squat is one of the most popular exercises in the world of fitness, loved by powerlifters, bodybuilders, Olympians and CrossFitters alike. In fact, the squat is often referred to as “the king of

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Improve Recovery: Legs Up The Wall

For most of us, the first thing that we want to do after a Metcon or marathon of burpees is to lay on the ground, gasping for air and making pretty sweat angels.  Although laying on the ground is a &

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Can Laughter Help Your CrossFit Training?

All of the best CrossFit boxes in the world have their obvious commonalities like knowledgeable coaches, a good variety of CrossFit equipment and great programming. But one less obvious feature that t

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The Pros & Cons of a Weightlifting Belt

The weightlifting belt has been a stable of the powerlifting and strongman circuits for years, and it is growing in popularity within CrossFit as well. However, there is an incredible amount of confli

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Nitrogen Spiking: Is Your Protein Powder Giving You What You Paid For?

What’s the first thing you look at when you’re thinking about getting a new tub of protein for your post-WOD shake? It very likely might be the grams of protein per scoop. Depending on the type of

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How Strong is ‘Strong’?

At the 2009 CrossFit Games, Miko Salo, the overall winner and 2009’s ‘Fittest Man on Earth’, placed 9th in the max snatch event with a lift of 190. Jeff Leonard finished the max snatch in 1st wi

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BoxLife Roundup: The Latest from the CrossFit Community

In case you missed it, let’s catch you up on what’s going on around the CrossFit community: October 15th—CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman releases statement on Kevin Ogar and OC Throwdown

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