Bigger Squat for Bigger Lifts

One of the best ways to develop your Olympic lifts is to get stronger. One of the best ways to get stronger is to squat, a lot. Regardless of what some people may say, Olympic lifting is a strength sport. Does it require a tremendous amount of technique and positional...

3 Tips for Improving Your Snatch

If you want to get better at the snatch you have to practice it – plain and simple. While we can definitely give you some nifty tips that will help you better understand the movement, there is nothing that will replace performing technically sound reps over and over...

Arsenal Barbell 2018

The 2018 Arsenal Barbell Course is finally here!!! The Snatch and Clean and Jerk bring speed, power, coordination, and mobility to your strength training. While they are definitely the most fun lifts we do they also require the most technique. For those looking to...

Your Guide to Bulletproof Shoulders

CrossFitters know that strong shoulders are essential for our performance. We are constantly taxing our shoulders through gymnastics, Olympic lifting, and our pressing movements. So what could someone expect from adding extra shoulder work to their regular CrossFit...

3 Exercises to Improve Pulling Strength

However you train, pulling strength is vital. Whether that means gymnastic movements, traditional compound strength lifts or other accessory exercises, adding pulling strength movements into your training will improve your all-round abilities as an athlete. Here are...

What is CrossFit and Why You Should Do It.

People ask us all the time what is CrossFit? The easiest answer is to recite the technical definition: constantly varied, functional movement performed at a high intensity. But what does that really mean? Constantly Varied We change things up. Your workout today won't...

RX Your Shoulders

The shoulder is one the most complexed joints in the body. It has a shallow joint that needs to move in every range of motion freely (especially on Fight Gone Wrong day), its held in place by a multitude of muscles that need to have perfect tension on each to allow...

Mechanics, Consistency, and then Intensity!

Gymnastics is one of the three foundational modalities of CrossFit. If gymnastics are developed and performed correctly, they can influence every aspect of your life and have a dramatic impact on your fitness. Not only do they improve all ten components of fitness,...

You Can’t Hide From Your Weaknesses

At this point in time, we all know that CrossFit is constantly varied functional movement performed at a high intensity. This means a combination of gymnastics, weightlifting, conditioning (running, rowing, etc.), and much more to produce the most well-rounded...