BoxLife Magazine

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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The Deload Week: Why You Need to Incorporate it in your Training

While we would all like to believe that we could go to the box and operate at maximum efficiency and power for months on end, we know that this simply isn’t the case. You get stronger by recovering

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Fitness & Philanthropy: How the CrossFit Community Gives Back

Though CrossFit is a young sport, its consistent growth in popularity, participation and exposure has led to an enormous community of like-minded athletes all over the world. And since this connection

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Why the Majority of Your Workouts Should Be Couplets and Triplets

There are a few stories from the affiliate community that tell of Chris Spealler explaining to coaches that the heart and soul of CrossFit—that is to say, the foundation of a CrossFit workout—are

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Team Reebok East Wins the CrossFit Team Series

This Monday, at 5 p.m. pacific time, score submissions for the final four workouts of the CrossFit Team Series officially closed. Teams around the world have spent the last month and a half completing

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The 6 Best Tabata Workouts + the 2 Numbers That Matter in Any Tabata Workout

Back in April we brought you an article detailing the history of the fabled Tabata workout, and the kind of benefits you can expect to achieve from this type of workout. Today, we’re going to hit yo

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The CrossFit Games Go Primetime on ESPN

Prior to the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games this summer, we brought you the news that ESPN and CrossFit, Inc. agreed to a multi-year extension of their existing contract that ensures that the sports broad

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Does Compression Gear Really Work?

Watch any sporting event, and chances are you will see athletes wearing tight, spandex-looking attire on their legs, arms, chest—pretty much anywhere and everywhere on their body. The more official

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