Almost everyone who wants to build a strong upper body does some form of chest
Get our best training tips and tactics to get better at CrossFit.
When it comes to CrossFit training, you’re going to be doing a lot of Olympic style barbell work (cleans and snatching) mixed in with some weightlifting style work (deadlifts and squats), as well as gymnastics (hand stand walk, dips, etc), and intense cardiovascular training (box jumps and burpees) to get your heart rate pumping.
For example, going from a set of thrusters, to dips, to then burpees forces you to balance strength, with speed, and cardiovascular endurance.
Workouts are generally AMRAP style “as many rounds/reps as possible” in a given time frame, EMOM or “every minute on the minute” where you work for a minute then rest, or chipper, where it’s just one long workout straight through (i.e., you chip away at it).
It’s important to call out that doing being able to perform a movement technically correct as well as moving the weight in an efficient manner can greatly increase your throughput while reducing the metabolic strain and chance for injury during these CrossFit workouts.
This section of Athletic Muscle is where our experts provide their tips and tricks to get better at these movements as well as provide some ideas for workouts to try yourself (see our EMOM and AMRAP guides).
Sandbag workouts can be an amazing addition to your functional strength training routine.This odd-object forces
Many exercises have become synonymous with a CrossFit WOD: muscle-ups, burpees, and wall balls, to
Metcon workouts form the foundation of many CrossFit and GPP fitness programs.There are immense benefits
The fitness industry is continually changing. From Jane Fonda aerobics videos, to bodybuilding, to 6
We’ve all been there before: sometimes, after hitting the gym, nothing beats a good meal.
The best CrossFit endurance workout won’t just improve your cardiovascular fitness. It will also keep
Vascularity is one of the best visual markers to confirm you’re in the top five
When most people first start their workout journeys, the two things on their mind are
Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Here’s a fun fact: The origins of the treadmill can be traced
Floor presses have been used in weight rooms for ages, and for good reason. As
The kettlebell is one of the world’s oldest and most effective instruments for developing fitness.
Having a thick wide back is one of the premier goals of most gym enthusiasts.
When most people think about performing an exercise, they generally only think about moving weights
CrossFit is a very popular fitness modality across the world. What started in garage gyms
Deadlifts — coaches will argue that maybe one other exercise besides the deadlift (back squats)
AMRAP is one of the many CrossFit acronyms known for describing workouts. The term has
What if I told you that fitness gains were possible in only four minutes per
The dumbbell deadlift is a spin on the traditional deadlift, where an athlete simultaneously picks
Having a wide, strong, back is one of the most common goals amongst bodybuilders and
When it comes to CrossFit training, your diet is as important, if not more important,
Call it functional or call it vanity, having a big, strong chest is a goal
Barbell complexes are a type of strength training circuit where the bar does not touch
The sumo deadlift high pull (or “SDHP”, as you’ll see it written on most whiteboards)
No one will argue that physical training, and a lot of it, is the key
As varied as the sport of CrossFit is, did you know it was built around only 9
Just when you think you’re beginning to get a handle on CrossFit, in comes the
The snatch (also known as the ‘squat snatch’ in some CrossFit circles) is the fastest
This shouldn’t be news to anyone, but: Rowing and being a great CrossFit athlete go
Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Do you pay as much attention to your accessory work as you
When it comes to exercise, you’ve heard that workout recovery matters just as much as
What Is The Hook Grip? For the pulling portion of a clean or snatch, Olympic
Perhaps no other fitness program has the ability to make movements popular like CrossFit. The
In this guide, you’ll learn: The benefits of the squat clean How the squat clean
From the end of February to the middle of March, the CrossFit Open is an
It took many years for the functional fitness community to stop chastising those wanting to
At its core, CrossFit is made up of 9 essential movements. Those movements are the
We’ve all been there— gasping for air, muscles aching, heart pumping and desperately wishing for
Improve One of CrossFit’s Physical Competence With These CrossFit Stretches. According to CrossFit’s first fitness
Your warm-up is crucial if you want to train hard and increase your performance in
Sarah Scholl: From All-American Track Star To 7x CrossFit Regionals Qualifier Talks With Athletic Muscle
Quick Stats: Age: 35 Weight: 145 lbs. Favorite Wod: Fran Competition: 7x Regionals Qualifier
You know rowing is one of the most beneficial exercises you can actually do and
CrossFit has become popular no matter where you live. You can probably find multiple boxes
Is your same ‘ole workout beginning to bore you? Check out a favorite tool pro
Does seeing Handstand Pushups (HSPU) on the WOD make you feel discouraged instead of energized?
If you’ve been doing overhead squats for a while and haven’t been able to lift
Whether you are someone who’s just starting to get involved with Crossfit training, or you’re