The NOBULL CrossFit Games Semifinals bring people together. These gatherings serve as a reminder of the strength that lies within the community while playing host to an exciting competition — all in celebration of CrossFit.Watch CrossFit Brings the Community Together
The CrossFit stimulus—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—prepares you for the demands of a healthy, functional, independent life and provides a hedge against chronic disease and incapacity. This stimulus is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy. The proven elements of this broad, general, and inclusive fitness, in terms of both movement and nutrition, are what we term our CrossFit Essentials.
Almost a year after his mother’s death, Rory Edwards bought “the top shelf of the bottom shelf of alcohol,” drank it all, and drove into a tree. He’d spent the previous year drinking and snorting cocaine on a daily basis, his girlfriend had left him, and he was struggling to get visitation rights to see his young son. Now, in jail and with a DUI on his record, he felt he’d lost it all. So Edwards called the only person he knew would answer: his CrossFit coach.Read MoreHow Rory Edwards Quit Cocaine and Became a CrossFit Coach
Hero workouts are CrossFit’s way of paying tribute to the fallen members of our community who made the ultimate sacrifice, and through the consecration of the values they lived by, paired with a workout bearing their name, we remember them and begin the healing process for those they left behind.Read MoreFallen But Not Forgotten: How CrossFit’s Hero Workouts Honor Fallen Service Members
CrossFit Director of Education Dave Castro talks about the origin of Memorial Day Murph. CrossFit introduced Murph as an official Hero workout in 2005. But the phenomenon of Memorial Day Murph was born organically within the affiliate community.Watch Memorial Day Murph: An Origin Story
Why your two-a-day workout approach might be hurting your fitness.Read MoreDoes More Workout Volume Mean More Fitness?
Sage Burgener is a well-known Olympic weightlifting coach carrying on the legacy of her father, Mike Burgener, a coach of more than 50 years including many in the CrossFit space. While she has several lofty goals such as running a 100-mile race and building her own legacy, one goal supersedes them all.Watch The CrossFit Coach: Sage and the Burgener Legacy in CrossFit Weightlifting
Jessica-Rose Clark, most popularly known as "Jessy Jess," is one of the most recognized MMA fighters in the world. With the help of CrossFit, she continues to dominate the MMA industry and inspire women all over the world through passion, strength, and perseverance.Read MoreUFC Fighter Jessy Jess on CrossFit and the Road to Going Pro
In an emotional, candid, and raw interview, Dekeyrel shares her story about living with blindness and accepting the reality of her disability, overcoming fears and defying stereotypes, and finding herself, confidence, and empowerment through CrossFit.Watch Blindness: An Invisible Disability — Kym Dekeyrel
The clean is used to lift a load from the ground to the shoulders, where frequently the object is being readied for lifting overhead. In the clean, the hips and legs launch a weight upward from the ground to belly-button height and then the lifter drops under the weight quickly to catch it. The full movement finishes with the hips and legs working by squatting the weight and standing up to full extension.Read MoreWhat Is a Clean?
Kelly Kelly (CF-L3) was a competitive soccer player focused on sport-specific training for much of her athletic career. Kelly, who became a well-known coach and competitive CrossFit athlete under her maiden name Kelly Clark, says her fitness lacked balance before she found CrossFit.Watch The CrossFit Coach: Kelly Kelly
CrossFit helps children develop confidence and body awareness while performing movements that are natural for their bodies. As Dr. Katina Thornton explains, it will also help to keep their bodies mobile and pain-free as they enter adulthood.Read MoreAsk a Coach: Is CrossFit Safe for Kids?
The air squat is the cornerstone movement of CrossFit and represents one of the most functional ranges of motion a body can go through. To put it simply, a squat is standing from a seated position. It demands midline stabilization, posterior-chain engagement, and core-to-extremity movement, and it can be used to move your bodyweight or very large loads held in a variety of positions.Read MoreWhat Is a Squat?
Jared Holland takes on today's workout at CrossFit East Nashville: For time: Run 800 meters, Then, 50-40-30-20-10 reps of the couplet: Wall ball, Box jump, Then, run 800 meters.Watch CrossFit Workout: Run, Wall Ball, Box Jump
Andrew Wolfe of CrossFit Infernal offers tips on today's workout of the day: 5 rounds for time of: Row 500 meters, 15 bench presses.Watch CrossFit Workout: Row, Bench Press
CrossFit Seminar Staff trainer James Hobart demonstrates various ways to squat to a target. These options are helpful if an athlete is dealing with an ailment that prevents them from squatting to a full range of motion (crease of the hips below the top of the knees). Find an implement that allows you to squat without pain.WatchAir Squat to a Target
CrossFit 720 does today's workout of the day: Five 3-minute rounds of: 10 front squats, 10 box jumps, Row for max calories.Watch CrossFit Workout: Front Squat, Box Jump, and Box Jump
For life-changing results, you need the kind of coach equipped to change lives.Read MoreWhy CrossFit Coaches Are the Best in the Business
At the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course, three overhead movements are taught together: the press, the push press, and the push jerk. All three take a barbell (or another object) from the shoulders to locked out overhead. The difference is in the use of the hip.Watch Teaching The Push Jerk
You do CrossFit to become fit; you don’t become fit to do CrossFit.Read MoreAsk a Coach: Do I Have To Be Fit To Start CrossFit?