The Case for Specialized Glute Training

Strength coaches like complex movements that recruit multiple muscle groups. These movements are closer to athletic skills and may transfer to the playing field better than isolation exercises. So when an athlete wants to focus on his or her glutes, they are often...

Has CrossFit Become Closed to New Ideas?

Recently, some gym owners have dropped their CrossFit affiliation and evolved into different facilities. Part of the reason for their transition is that CrossFit has strayed from its early open-source model and failed to adapt to newer ways of thinking. While the...

StrongFirst for CrossFit

This article was co-authored by Craig Marker and Pavel Tsatsouline. Want to become a better CrossFit athlete? Knock huge chunks off your Fran time? Athletes who applied these training methods designed by old-school Soviet Olympic coaches made statistically significant...

How to Get Better at CrossFit Without Doing It

Want to become a better CrossFit athlete? Knock huge chunks off your Fran time? Athletes who applied these training methods designed by old-school Soviet Olympic coaches made statistically significant improvements versus a control group who continued to train using...

Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Presses for Solid Shoulders

The bottoms-up kettlebell press is a great drill to build shoulder strength and mobility. The challenge of keeping the kettlebell upside down teaches you how to tighten the core and find your groove in the press. In this article, I’ll take you through the benefits and...