functional fitness

An update and clarification on what happened in the Kevin Ogar accident, as well as my assessment of the new set-up of the master's level competition for the CrossFit Games Open.
If you decide to judge, make sure you are fair. Be smart about how you make decisions. And ask questions of more experienced judges.
We have a man down. Burying our heads in the sand dishonors him. Digging deep to locate the weak link in the chain honors not only him, but protects those who aspire to be like him.
CrossFitters - if you've hit a plateau, you’ve begun to get soft, or you are beginning to feel the early pangs of some sort of injury, then read on.
There is a process to getting better. Just like anything, you have to develop the little things first. Then, with a little bit of luck and tons of determination, you just might accomplish your goal.
CrossFit was definitely a hot topic this year at Breaking Muscle. Here are our top 10 most popular articles on CrossFit from 2013!
When we first start CrossFit we are in a honeymoon phase full of PRs and magic. But about eighteen months in we hit injury and plateau. Why does this happen and how can you change your trajectory?
Think of visiting a CrossFit box like visiting your significant other’s family for the first time. With a little planning and effort, you’ll be a welcome visitor and not a holiday hassle.
Between official CrossFit competitions and unofficial fundraisers and throwdowns, there is plenty to pick from for the avid competitor. But at what cost? And is it all worth it?
Here are the four rules for scaling all benchmark CrossFit WODs, plus specifics on how to scale "Diane" to where you are at as an athlete.
Rather than say there is no problem, I would much rather see a conversation around long-term fitness that allows CrossFit participants to remain injury free.
Recently researchers released one of the first scientific studies on injuries in CrossFit, but they decided to replace the laboratory with online CrossFit forums.
What I am asking for is that we invoke that same sense of honor and tribute when “Amanda” is done as when "Murph," "Badger," or "Michael" comes up in the feed.
Recently I had a chance to attend a local CrossFit competition. Here is my rundown of the the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I do not believe that every person in CrossFit is using steroids. The reason for this I hope can be explained in this article about natural hormone increases brought on by heavy resistance training.
Criticism is not tantamount to hate. I would suggest it is the opposite. I love CrossFit. If I didn’t, I simply wouldn’t care about sumo deadlift high pulls or crotch shots.
Old-school training is gaining popularity and might be fun, but it also has its pitfalls. Here are my thoughts on old vs. new school, and my rules for training old school safely.