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For how little the mineral magnesium is discussed, you might think it’s not that important to our health. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when it comes to athletic performance.Once you start to understand the important role of magnesium as it relates to overall mood,...

Whether you are looking to up your game in CrossFit, or any other sport for that matter, this program will deliver you the gains you crave, as you now have the opportunity to follow the ACTUAL PROGRAMMING THAT ELITE CROSSFIT ATHLETE JOSH BRIDGES CREATED AND IS USING!

When I’m not giving keynote speeches, I work with a select number of what I call “CXO’ers”. These are people that are either current C-level leaders or soon-to-be ones. The common theme I find with ALL of them is leadership. They want to know how to be better leaders, or they worry they aren’t...

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David Hippensteel

by KILL CLIFF / September 19, 2018

David Hippensteel is a five-time CrossFit Games Masters athlete and the 3x reigning champion of the Masters 60+ Division. A former triathlete and decathlete, he started CrossFit in 2012 and enjoyed early success at the CrossFit Games before finally winning in 2016. Aside from his CrossFit Games...

In my previous post, “Navy SEAL Motivational Speaker on High-Performance Training, Team Building, and Leadership,” I shared with you how I approach training leaders and teams from the perspective of a Navy SEAL Motivational speaker. I talked about how to use Navy SEAL mindset training to...

Episode six of the Kill The Quit podcast features Erin LaVoie, who may be the most interesting women in the world. LaVoie and our host Mark Zinno discuss her career as a record-setting lumberjill, digging ponds for fun, and being an overall badass. Make sure to subscribe to us on iTunes,...

Having a healthy diet and reaching your health and fitness goals starts at the grocery store. Being a savvy grocery shopper is underrated. Many people dread going to the grocery store, but this is usually because they are not doing the necessary prep work to ensure their shopping trip is a...

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Finding a Fitness Focus

by Alden Mills / September 13, 2018

In grade school, I struggled to find a sport that I was good at. I tried a lot of them, and it was not until high school that I found one I excelled at – rowing.  It turns out I was pretty good at sitting down and going backward for long periods of time…And I got better the harder I worked. Crew...

Brian Ribera is the founder of Military Mobility, a non-profit that gives military veterans the chance to get back into a team environment after making the transition out of service. Brian, a Navy SEAL officer, discussed with us his childhood aspirations to be a SEAL, how Military Mobility came...

The 15th annual The Better Life Foundation Concert presented by 3 Doors Down will take place on October 27th, 2018 at the Harrahs Cherokee Casino & Hotel in Cherokee, NC. The weekend consists of a VIP party, motorcycle ride, silent auction, custom built motorcycle raffle, and concert.

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The Power of the Mind

by CrossFit Invictus / September 11, 2018

Written by Nichole Kribs

It is kind of weird to think of having a relationship with food. When I think of a relationship I often think of my connections with other people. My husband, my friends, my coworkers, my boss, or my family, etc. I don’t often think of my relationship with food. The truth is, whether we like it...

Four-time CrossFit Master's champion Shawn Ramirez joins us for the fifth episode of the Kill the Quit Podcast! Our host Mark Zinno talk about Shawn's journey into CrossFit, a life-altering growth spurt, the upcoming CrossFit games, and how he battled back from being told he would never walk...

Inflammation is a risk factor for many chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. There are two types of inflammation- acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is a normal and short-lived physiological response (lasting minutes to days) to an injury, irritation, or...

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It's finally upon us! The 2018 Kill Cliff Granite Games is starting Thursday, September 6th and we could not be more excited for this weekend in St. Cloud, MN. Four days of 3,000 elite athletes competing and killin' the quit in hopes of standing at the top of the podium on Sunday. What could be...

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Cory Procter

by KILL CLIFF / September 5, 2018

Cory Procter's years of fighting in the trenches for three NFL teams earns him the title of a Kill Cliff Warrior. Procter spent six years in the National Football League as an interior offensive lineman, splitting his time between the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, and Miami Dolphins. Procter...

When he’s not putting his life on the line as a first responder in San Francisco, Mario Flaherty is in the gym training and coaching people of all fitness levels and disciplines. As an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, lifelong fitness enthusiast and former professional basketball player, Mario...

I hear it all the time, “I ate a big pasta dinner before my race/game but I’m not sure why I’m not performing any better!” Tisk, tisk, tisk, you fell into the trap of neglecting your sports nutrition plan. There’s something that separates decent athletes from great athletes and that’s called a...

Join us in listening to the fourth episode of the Kill the Quit Podcast! Our guest this episode is former USA weightlifting Olympian and Olympic coach Michael Cohen. Host Mark Zinno sat down with Cohen to talk about his early success in weightlifting, his Olympic experiences, and learning from...

So you want to know if you really need a post-workout snack? My answer is exactly the same as it is to if you were asking about a pre-workout snack…YES! (If you want to read more on pre-workout snacks, click here) The reason is simple: recovery. But what exactly does recovery mean and what can...

Written by Brittany Weiss

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Erin Lavoie

by KILL CLIFF / August 29, 2018

Kill Cliff Badassador Erin Lavoie is a record-setting LumberJill, but that's not where her athletic prowess stops. Erin also has previously competed at CrossFit Regionals (2012, 2013) and also still coaches at Predation CrossFit in Spokane, the gym she owns. She is currently holds the Guinness...

As part of our Ignite Your Summer Series, we’ve enlisted the help of a few kickass fitness enthusiasts across the country to share their favorite outdoor workouts.

Videos by Travis Ewart

“Do I really need a pre-workout snack? I usually don’t eat anything before a workout or training session, especially a quick 5 miler or when it’s early in the morning.” I get this question and response a lot. Many athletes get up before the crack of dawn to get in their training sessions and for...

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