BoxLife Magazine

5 Keys to Being a Better Judge

I’ve been on all sides of the ‘functional fitness‘ competition process. I’ve served as a standard judge, head judge, MC, competitor, weight-changer, and everything in between. Some co

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What is Compensatory Acceleration Training and how can it help you get stronger?

Compensatory Acceleration Training (CAT) was popularized in the western world by Dr. Fred Hatfield. Known as “Dr. Squat”, Hatfield utilized CAT during his time as a bodybuilder and powerlifter to

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Burnt Out? How to Enjoy CrossFit Again.

“Do anything, but let it produce joy.” ― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass We all have bad days within the box, where nothing goes your way. You feel sluggish, you can’t match a PR, you have to co

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The Benefits of Sled Training

The use of sleds in athletic training is not new, and for good reason. The sled comes in various shapes and sizes (such as the ‘racer sled’ from this years’ Games), which enable a diverse range

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How does alcohol affect your athletic performance?

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.” -Benjamin Franklin There’s no secret that many CrossFitters are quite fond of alcohol. This is likely due to the

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Lies of the CrossFit Hater

As CrossFit continues to expand, a throng of CrossFit haters seems to be growing along with it. It seems that bashing CrossFit is just as popular as doing it—minus the wealth of physical, emotional

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CrossFit Team Series: Week 1 is in the Books

The first week of the CrossFit Team Series is in the books, and a ‘surprise’ squad sits atop of the overall leaderboard. Of all the sponsored ‘Super Teams’ that registered to take part in the

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The Paleo Diet, The Zone and Optimal Training Nutrition, Part 1

Within the CrossFit community, there tend to be two predominant diets getting the majority of the press – Zone and Paleo. Of course, some athletes will use other strategies – and a few wil

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The Benefits of Battling Ropes

You may be surprised to learn that the rope is used for much more than climbing and pulling, as is commonly seen in CrossFit. In fact, there is a specific type of rope that has been developed to enhan

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