Bar Contact In The Clean: How To Keep The Bar Close Because of the narrower grip, the bar in the clean will tend to contact the body on the thighs rather than in the crease of the hips as it… Read more »
Finding CrossFit After Losing Use of a Leg “When I went to CrossFit, people didn’t look at me differently, because everyone has to modify things in CrossFit. So I just fit in,” Amelia said. “I wanted to lift big weights and… Read more »
Could Your Immune System Be Making You Impulsive? You can have £10 today or £12 next week. Which do you go for? Being able to forego a reward now in favour of gaining something better later is known to be… Read more »
The Terrifying Truth Of The “School Lunch” — Real Chalk #72 5 billion lunches are served annually through the National School Lunch Program. In this podcast we touch on the quality of food that your kids are actually eating at… Read more »
Find Your Pulling Stance For The Snatch & Clean The primary criterion for the pulling stance is how it influences the effectiveness of the second pull. Stand with your heels under your hips so the legs are vertical and turn… Read more »
5 Alternative Pre-Workout Energy Sources for Athletes If you want to perform well then you need to fuel yourself properly for every workout. Whether that is a heavy strength session, a longer endurance race or a high intensity CrossFit® WOD,… Read more »
The Press-out Rule: Weightlifting’s Latest Drama Generator The press-out rule has been around forever in weightlifting. It’s one of the fundamental technical rules of the sport, and probably the most prominent one. If you’re a weightlifter, having a perfect lockout… Read more »
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The Vital Role of Intensity in Crossfit Training Intensity in Physics refers to the power transferred per unit of area. Applied to CrossFit, it’s so much more. In CrossFit Intensity transports itself from the realm of physics to the physical… Read more »
Fix the Hips Shooting Up in the Snatch & Clean We want to maintain a fairly constant back angle through the first pull, although we’ll nearly always see a slight change. It’s important to understand what actually constitutes the starting positionbecause this… Read more »
Today's CrossFit WOD
Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced lifter, having an idea of your 1-rep max (1-RM) can help support your training. Once you have an understanding of the maximal weight your body can move, then you can program accordingly.
Beginner and intermediate lifters can avoid the overtraining pitfall that can come with haphazard programming. In fact, strategic periodization is one of pieces of advice most athletes wish they had when they started lifting. Typically the advanced lifter already has an understanding that knowledge of their 1-RM is essential for successful programming.