Training Advice

The best athletes learn from a variety of sources. They read books, articles, watch videos, go to training camps and soak up everything they can to become better athletes. Below are some of our favorite resources to help you become the best athlete possible.

The Masters Division Articles

Before You Leave

You just finished a great workout. You're on the floor in a heap, reaching up to anyone who walks by. Your coach reminds everyone to clean up their weights and while you do that, you start talking to your buddies about round three when things got tougher than you imagined they would be. You grab your water bottle and your gym bag and you start walking out the door. Wait... before you leave, don't forget ...
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Advice from a Masters Athlete

Today is July 4th. Traditionally, most CrossFit gyms do HERO workouts to honor military and first responders that have died in the line of duty. As we take a moment to reflect on their service, it is also a good time to reflect on our on journeys in fitness. Recently, I read a Facebook post from a CrossFit master athlete who summed up his 10 month journey. It hits on so many good points that ...
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Is Strength Masculine or Feminine?

I have had this ongoing conversation with several other women and there are two opinions out there regarding strength. Everyone wants to be strong in some form or another. But some women feel afraid to "look" strong because they feel like that will make them look masculine. I disagree with every fiber of my being. If I'm walking down the street, I want to look strong enough that no one will consider jumping me and ...
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Virtuous Form

When is the best time to work on virtuous form? The obvious answer is "all of the time".  You never want to move unsafely just to get through a workout.  Sometimes, egos get in the way and we want to see ourselves on top of the leaderboard. But in the pursuit of that goal, good form can go out of window in order to finish first or to lift the most on the barbell. We have to ...
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Take a knee

Sometimes it feels like things are done to you, when really those things are done for you. #onthebench As with any sport, sometimes athletes experience set backs. Some days the weight that you're used to lifting for various WODs seems impossibly heavy. Sometimes, you cannot reach, "functional capacity" because mentally you are just off your game. But sometimes, health or injuries keep up from reaching high intensity over broad and modal time domains. This is ...
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