BoxLife Magazine

The Benefits of Plyometrics + a Few of the Best Exercises to Get You Started

The primary goals of all strength training methods are to help an individual jump higher or further, run faster, throw further and/or  lift heavier. To achieve these aims the most important quality a

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4 Healthy Alternatives to (Cow) Milk

Got Milk? The good people of America have been bombarded with this slogan for years, which is accompanied by celebrities with the now iconic milk moustache on billboards, TV commercials and magazine a

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Pros & Cons of the Whiteboard

The CrossFit whiteboard is an iconic feature within our sport. Along with pull-up bars, barbells and bumper plates, it is an accessory that can be found in every single affiliate around the world. Usu

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The Real Reason You Love CrossFit: Says Who? Science

Do you have friends and family who are threatening to put you in rehab because you have some sort of “addiction to CrossFit?” And you would disagree, but you’re too busy watching a YouTube video

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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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