functional fitness

The idea you can take an L1 course just a CrossFitter on a Saturday morning and emerge Sunday afternoon a coach is pure fantasy. I know this because I was the world’s worst CrossFit coach for 2 years.
If the future is that affiliates are going to build bigger and fancier boxes, filled with various types of machines, aren’t they just the same thing as before, just with slightly different exercises?
So what are the rules when it comes to video submissions and the judging of same? The official rulebook is silent on this and it seems like there is no governance of the video submissions at all.
Cheryl Nasso competed in the 2011 CrossFit Games, but for decades before she struggled with a life-threatening eating disorder. She credits the discovery of CrossFit for changing everything.
This week - a look at individuals getting teams qualified for the Games and the fact that CrossFit is the only sports that allows do-overs.
When I found CrossFit in 2010 it was exactly what I needed, having only a year of sobriety under my belt. But before long I ventured on to my next challenge - competing in a physique competition.
CrossFit has exploded into a high-profile sport. That means they need to go full pro and lose the inbreeding. What do I mean by that? Read on.
Over the next four weeks, my articles will take an honest look at the CrossFit Open. How it works, how it doesn’t work, and ultimately, some suggestions as to how it can be fixed.
Bodybuilders have long been ridiculed within CrossFit by those who seem to believe they train better, harder, and more effectively. But is that reality? And what can we all learn from them?
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?
My life changed on May 13, 2011. It was my first day in a treatment center for an eating disorder. It changed again on December 5, 2011 when I discovered CrossFit.
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.