CrossFit Recovery for Peak Performance

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Recovery is the unsung hero of CrossFit, a critical aspect of the training session. It's during these periods that your body rebuilds and strengthens itself, turning the challenges of today's workout into the strength of tomorrow. Without proper recovery, you're like a car running on empty, eventually leading to burnout and injury. But with the right recovery strategy, you're not just avoiding negatives. You're enhancing your athletic performance, boosting your progress, and unlocking your maximum capacity.

Balancing Your Diet for Optimal Workout Results

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A balanced diet is the cornerstone of optimal health and fitness. It provides the body with the necessary nutrients it needs to function effectively and efficiently. This includes macronutrients - proteins, carbohydrates, and fats - which are needed in large quantities, and micronutrients - vitamins and minerals - which are needed in smaller amounts but are still crucial for maintaining health.

The Role of Hydration in Fitness Performance

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Water is the essence of life. It is not just a basic necessity; it is the lifeblood of all bodily functions, playing a crucial role in every aspect of our health and well-being. Every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies requires water to function correctly. This underscores the fundamental importance of having enough fluids in our body.

Seated Dumbbell Press: Your Path to Powerful Shoulders

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This exercise is a real game-changer for building those shoulder muscles. Now, imagine yourself sitting on a bench, dumbbells in hand, ready to press them sky-high. That's the essence of the seated dumbbell shoulder press. It's a powerful move that targets your entire shoulder region - that's your anterior, lateral, and posterior deltoids all getting a piece of the action. But that's not all, your triceps are also going to feel the burn as they play a secondary role in this exercise.

Mastering Pull-Ups: Using Resistance Bands for Enhanced Performance

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Pull-up assist bands are simple yet powerful tools which facilitate the way we approach exercises like pull-ups, making them accessible to beginners while offering seasoned athletes a new way to challenge themselves. A resistance band is a cheap and lightweight option to spice up upper body exercises and lower body exercises alike. But what exactly are "exercise bands", "resistance bands" and "pull-up assist bands", and why are they so effective? Let's delve deeper into the power of resistance bands.

The Science Behind CrossFit: Why It Works

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CrossFit, often referred to as the "sport of fitness," is a unique training philosophy that aims to enhance an individual's overall physical well-being and cardiovascular fitness. The CrossFit program is a regimen that welcomes people of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels, providing an environment that is as challenging as it is supportive. At its core, CrossFit is about high-intensity functional movements. These are exercises that mimic everyday actions, engaging multiple muscle groups at once.

How to Climb a Rope: A CrossFit Guide to Effective Rope Climbing

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Welcome to the world of rope climbing! Rope climbing is not just a physical activity; it's a test of strength, endurance, and mental fortitude. It's a skill that harks back to our primal roots, invoking images of our ancestors climbing trees for survival. Today, we climb ropes for fitness, for competition, and for the sheer joy of overcoming a challenge.

Single Unders: The Key to Enhancing Your CrossFit Performance

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Single unders are a fundamental jump rope exercise that are widely incorporated into various fitness routines, including CrossFit. They are often one of the first skills learned by beginners due to their simplicity and effectiveness in building cardiovascular endurance, agility, and coordination. The name 'single under' comes from the fact that the rope passes once under the feet for each jump.

Cross Training vs CrossFit – Differences, Benefits and Drawbacks

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It often happens that people mistake one for the other, but Cross Training and CrossFit are two different training regimen. Both training methods intersect in many ways and might look very similar at a quick glance. Let´s compare Cross Training vs CrossFit and find out about the differences and the benefits each method provides.

RDLs – Master Romanian Deadlifts

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Romanian Deadlifts (RDLs) is a hip hinge exercise mainly targeting the hamstrings. Hamstring muscles are skeletal and voluntary, this means you control how they move and work. They are located in the back of the thigh, starting at your hip and inserting to the knee.

Static vs Dynamic Stretching – all you need to know!

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I get it, stretching can feel like a chore, but trust me, it's worth it. It helps reduce muscle soreness and stiffness and improves your flexibility and range of motion. Plus, it can also prevent injury in the long run. So, don't be one of those people who disappear when the stretching part is announced. Stick around, take care of your muscles, and you'll feel the benefits in no time.

How to: Shoulder to Overhead – Tips, Variations, and Benefits

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Today, we will explore everything you need to know about the shoulder-to-overhead set of exercises. We will discuss the different types of shoulder-to-overhead exercises, the muscles involved, the proper form, and the benefits of doing the exercise. We will also look at some frequently asked questions and provide tips and variations to help you make the most out of the shoulder-to-overhead exercise.

23 Hardcore Upper Body CrossFit Workouts

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We were all finished and felt that our legs definitely needed a break! Well, it didn´t take more than about half a day and the first WhatsApp message dropped in: "Who is working out today??? Anybody got a good idea for today's WOD?"

What Is CrossFit? An Honest Breakdown…

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CrossFit is a fitness program based on constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity. Additionally, CrossFit acknowledges the importance of healthy nutrition as a part of the overall concept of a healthy lifestyle.

Face Your Deficiencies With Overhead Squats

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I will admit it right away: I hate overhead squats! On a scale from 0 to 10, the overhead squat easily scores at around 50! Compared to the overhead squat, I feel a deep love for burpees. I think that tells it all! Why do I hate the overhead squat so much? Because this exercise relentlessly shows me my deficiencies.

7 Exercises To Do Everyday

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We've got you covered with these 7 simple exercises that you can do every day to keep your body in great shape. And even better: we have chosen exercises that do not need any equipment at all - you will utilize just your body weight only!!

How To: Commando Pull-Ups

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Sounds military - sounds tough! Have to try these! That is what I thought first when I read "Commando Pull Ups" a few years back. In fact, commando pull-ups are really used by a lot of military units as one variation to spice up their exercise program.

Is Starting Crossfit Out Of Shape A Good Idea?

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Over the years, when talking to people we have heard the same argument over and over again: "I can´t start with Crossfit in my present shape!" or - alternatively - "I have to work out first before I can start doing Crossfit!" These are very common misconceptions.

11 Brutal Crossfit Deadlift Workouts

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You are here for the workouts, so I will not have you go through endless "how to" and "why" paragraphs about the deadlift. However, if you are interested in some more information you will find everything below the wods.

Coffee Vs Pre-Workout: Which is Best?

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Whether you're a morning person or a night owl, a pre-workout boost is essential for a successful workout. There are two popular options for a pre-workout boost: coffee and pre-workout supplements. While coffee is a staple for many people, pre-workout supplements are becoming increasingly popular.

Understanding Clusters in CrossFit

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If you're looking for a full-body workout that will help you build muscle and endurance, then you need to try the CrossFit cluster. This exercise is a combination of two complex exercises: a clean and a thruster and it's sure to get your heart pumping and your muscles burning.