functional fitness

While any well-developed CrossFit program does cover a lot of ground, there are a few exercises I feel that CF folks would benefit from that I very rarely see these in a CrossFit program.
The most important part of competition is learning. You can learn from victory and even more from defeat. What did you take away from the CrossFit Games this year and how you continuously improve?
I have never been able to get my head around Pukie the Clown - a cartoon depiction of a CrossFitter who has pushed it past the point of no return. And don't even get me started on Uncle Rhabdo.
Trying to get those double unders, but not making much progress? A new study suggests the best way to master them is to stop drilling the singles.
The 2013 CrossFit Games are right around the corner. Here are six unique athlete perspectives on the details of the Games.
It seems a shame to me there is no masters event at the regional level in the current CrossFit games competition structure. I think CFHQ would do well to invite its senior athletes to Regionals.
Stoneberg won the Open in the Northwest region and 2nd place at the regional competition. He competed at Games the 2011 as an individual, finishing 20th. This year he's headed back and having fun.
Good training is about managing variables. Not some of the variables, not just the ones you think are cool, but all of them. And it is completely possible you might be unaware of all of the variables.
Competition can be a double-edged sword, and is an often-criticized part of CrossFit. Much of this can be avoided by asking a few simple questions, and doing some appropriate goal setting.
This article is directed at those who can surf but do not have access to the surf every day. Here's how CrossFit can help you get the most out of your time in the water.
Constant variance does not mean pure randomness. Constant variation can become a "rut" too. Here's what you need to look for in a good CrossFit training program.
Going back to bodyweight and perfecting gymnastics movement can translate to being a better all-around athlete. Here's what I learned at the CrossFit Gymnastics certification.
What I see kids get out of CrossFit kids class goes well beyond the physical. Sure they are safe from sports injuries, but they also have fun, camaraderie, and a big boost of self confidence.
I don’t own a gym and I don’t want to own a gym. I have been doing CrossFit for four years and here are the things I think you should consider when shopping for a CrossFit gym in your area.
Is your fitness truly functional? It's easy to be comfortable in an indoor setting, but what happens if you take your fitness outdoors and actually apply it to real-world situations?
Most CrossFit clients are not athletes first. They’re parents, spouses, office workers, and law enforcement officers. If they get hurt, there can be far-reaching, life-changing consequences.
Are you a current or prospective CrossFit coach? These 7 articles will help you get started, improve your coaching skills, and consider your approach to coaching clients at different levels.