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Written by Justin Wright

Written by Justin Wright What else can you do to increase your likelihood of success? If your goals follow SMART guidelines and you write them down in positive, powerful language, what other steps can you take? Understanding the difference between motivation and discipline, and in turn how to...

Tim Crockett has plenty of experience out on the water, as he served in the Royal Marines Special Boat Service, but there's not much he could do to prepare for the challenge he's currently attempting. Crockett is currently rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, also known as the Talisker Whisky...

There are different types of people/athletes: - Highly Talented + Lazy - Moderate Talent + Lazy - Low Talent + Lazy - Low Talent + Hard Working - Moderate Talent + Hard Working - Highly Talented + Hard Working As a coach, you want to commit most of your focus on the Moderate Talent + Hard...

Episode 25 of the Kill The Quit podcast is here and it's a good one. Our guest this week is Jesse Iwuji. Jesse is not only a professional NASCAR driver, but he also played football and graduated from the United States Naval Academy. Iwuji also served in the Navy and is currently in the US...

Written by Justin Wright

Conference championship weekend is over, the match-up has been set, and now all there's left to do is wait for February 3rd to roll around so we can watch the 53rd Super Bowl as the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams battle it out for the Lombardi Trophy inside Mercedes Benz Stadium...

If you watch the news, you’ve no doubt seen the dozens of stories of people making bad decisions and paying for it with their lives. However, even if you’re not into extreme sports and don’t put your physical safety at risk for the ultimate selfie, there’s a good chance that you are abusing your...

On the track, Chari Hawkins pretty much does it all. As a heptathlete, she competes in seven events, including 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-meter dash, long jump, javelin, and 800-meter run. 

Written by Kirsten Ahrendt (with contribution from Tino Marini)

Caffeine is a stimulant (or drug)  that most of the world regularly uses. It comes in many forms but is mostly ingested through drinks like coffee, soda, tea, or energy drinks. 

With caffeine being so prevalent in some of the most popular drinks in the world, we thought it was worthwhile to...

Energy drinks are everywhere. They are one of the fastest growing beverage categories and have become an everyday product for many. Whether you need it to wake up in the morning, carry you through a long day or a late night, or help you amp up before a workout, the jolt of an energy drink is...

Team USA wrestler David Taylor is the 24th guest on the Kill The Quit podcast. David is a four-time Ohio state champion, won two NCAA national championships at Penn State, and has continued his success in world competition as he has three US Open championships and was the 2018 World Champion....

Written by Libby Landry & Michele Vieux

The wrist, like any joint, requires a certain amount of motion in order to properly function. A lack of mobility and strength in it can increase your risk of injury. Let’s be real though, the wrist is often neglected in most people’s training. Deficits in strength and mobility of the wrist are...

Jesse Iwuji isn't your typical NASCAR driver. It seems that most drivers have been racing from very young ages and have been dedicating their lives to racing. Jesse had two major commitments that occupied his focus before professional driving even became a reality: football and the Navy. 

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Most people train both pulling and pushing overhead and forward, but rarely address it backwards. This overtraining of shoulder flexion and undertraining of shoulder extension can lead to achy, injured shoulders. Here are some stretching and mobility exercises that can help loosen up your...

EVENTS

2019 Wodapalooza

by KILL CLIFF / January 14, 2019

Wodapalooza 2019 kicks off this weekend at Bayfront Park in sunny Miami, Florida! This four-day functional fitness festival (Jan 17-20) is the second sanctioned event of the CrossFit season and is the first event of 2019. 

On episode twenty-three of the Kill The Quit podcast, host Mark Zinno is joined by Taylor Canfield. Not only is Canfield a former Navy SEAL, but he's also the first Navy SEAL to drive NASCAR. Canfield chats with Zinno about how he decided to join the SEALS, how lying got him wet and sandy, fear...

Your body needs energy to reach it's potential. This isn't new scientific information. Regardless of what kind of exercise you're doing, having high energy levels can prevent you from premature muscle failure or exhaustion. A good choice of pre workout can give you an energy boost and delay...

I’ll say it right now. Anyone claiming that, in general, a movement is not functional is BS. One must evaluate an individual’s needs and then decide whether something will be functional for that individual. Are Olympic lifts functional for a father who holds a desk job and wants to be able to...

Freddy Rodriguez lives in the same town as fallen Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy. Murphy won the Medal of Honor for his courageous and brave act of exposing his body to a storm of gunfire in order to contact his headquarters to request assistance in a dire situation.  Though Rodriguez never served...

People wear it like a badge of honor, almost bragging about it…."Pfff, I don’t need much sleep. I function just fine on 6 hrs. I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” You are all wrong. Sleep deprivation is a serious thing and you should be taking it seriously. You’re not being lazy or less productive if...

2x CrossFit Games athlete and former college football player Sam Dancer joins host Mark Zinno for the twenty-second episode of the Kill The Quit podcast. Sam discusses his early love for art, getting bullied in high school, his college football days at Western Illinois, developing keratoconus...

I sought out The Sect. There is a type of programming that gives you that burn in your throat while you gasp for air, makes you move heavy loads of iron, and crafts your body into a machine that can operate for long periods of time. Variations of these methods exist a lot of places, but very...

Written by Connor Nellans

If I don’t have enough time to do, a warm-up, mobility, strength, conditioning, etc. then my go to is always Locomotion.

Harrison Maurus is just 18-years old and is dominating the weightlifting world. His clean & jerk at the World Weightlifting Championships in November 2018 set a new senior American record. The young record-setter is preparing himself for a 2020 Olympic run with Team USA.