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Blaine McConnell spent his youth and college years focused football and on dominating the gridiron. After he hung up the cleats, he switched his focus to actual iron with CrossFit. McConnell has now found another sport to focus on. 

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Climbing Cliffs

by Alden Mills / December 4, 2018

Long before I accomplish anything of significance – and by significant, I mean something that takes a protracted amount of time to achieve – I set about climbing the single most important “cliff,” the one in my head. I call those mental cliffs my “demons of doubt.” I met them early on in life...

When working with a lot of clients, athletes and members in the corporate wellness world, a common “complaint” is the difficulty in staying on track with nutrition while traveling for work **raises hand in solidarity** Believe me, I totally get it. I travel with CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff...

Former Navy SEAL, collegiate wrestler, and CrossFit stud Josh Bridges joined Mark Zinno for the seventeenth episode of the Kill The Quit podcast. This week, Josh talks about miserable sales job that led him to join the Navy SEALs, how he discovered CrossFit, how his athletic background prepped...

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The Skinny On Fat

by CrossFit Invictus / November 30, 2018

Ever notice how a particular food can become all the rage only to drop out of fashion a few years later? And how the food or nutrient that our doctors told us to get more of in 1990, can morph into the one they are warning us against today?

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Kill Cliff badassador Josh Jespersen has been all over the place since we last caught up with him. We caught up with Josh and asked him about his SEAL days, his recent travels as a snowboarder, and how he keeps his body ready for the snow season. 

When you attack workouts like Cindy, you are potentially facing hundreds of air squats in one training session which can lead to muscle fatigue. By varying your stance throughout the workout and reps, you are able to use slightly different musculature – enough so that you can continue to move...

We tend to spend more time indoors during the colder winter months and that means less fresh air and more time spent in close quarters with other people. If you are around other sick people, this can be a recipe for getting sick. Cold and flu season often lasts from early October through early...

On episode sixteen of the Kill The Quit podcast, host Mark Zinno is joined by Paralympics gold medalist Lex Gillette. Not only is Lex a gold medalist at the Paralympics, but he is the world-record holder for the long jump, all while being completely blind.  Lex talks about the frightening...

Monday: Baked chicken breast with broccoli and brown rice.

Lifting gains can be made for a couple reasons – sometimes they are due to improvements in technique and sometimes because of increases in strength. Below are two technique tips and two strength drills for to try so you can make some #gainz.

Epic Charity Challenge, founded by retired Navy SEAL Lance Cummings, has raised over $330,000.00 for select charities. Epic Charity Challenge is a self-funded yearly event that focuses our fundraising efforts on select Non Profits that match our goals and values.

It’s time to get in shape – it’s been awhile since you’ve been thinking about it, and you just don’t know where to start. What about running? Seems like the easiest form of exercise – the least amount of equipment needed and no need to be paying for a gym membership. What do you really need to...

The first thing people usually think when they want to lose weight is how to slash their calories so that they can lose weight as quickly as possible.  Calorie restriction is no joke and you could really do a lot of damage to your body.

On the 15th episode of the Kill The Quit podcast, host Mark Zinno is joined by MLB beat reporter and collegiate swimmer Britt Ghiroli. Britt discusses how having a black-belt in taekwondo helped shape her athletic future, how she pushed through adversity at Michigan State, how she worked and...

The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, but food is a central part of the holiday tradition for most people. This includes candy on Halloween, huge portions of turkey and pie on Thanksgiving, and cookies galore for Christmas. Along with all the food, many people tend to be less...

In our previous post on breathing, we reviewed and discussed the concepts from the book, “The Oxygen Advantage” by Patrick McKeown, including the basics of the respiratory system, common problems associated with ‘overbreathing’ and how it relates to general health and sports performance, and how...

Former Navy SEAL John Allen was once in the shoes of many of the special operators he helps today. He was fresh out of the Teams and wasn't really sure what his next step was going to be. How was he going to provide for his family? A few connections and events later, and Elite Meet was...

If you are like me, you get sick of being on the treadmill for any longer than… five seconds.  The key is to try and make your workouts fun, entertaining, challenging, and of course intense.  I’ve created a treadmill workout that is bound to make your fat cells cry.

So, we are meal preppers and we are feeling pretty confident as we pack away our meals for a week of healthy lunches. We have lunchtime in the bag (so to speak!). But do we really? There are a bunch of lunchtime mistakes that even the most careful meal prepper can overlook from time to time....

Former Navy SEAL and Virginia House of Delegates Representative John McGuire joins host Mark Zinno for the 14th installment of the Kill The Quit podcast.  John talks about being in foster homes as a child, his journey to and through the Navy SEALs, his Navy SEAL Physical Training business, and...

Typically, fans of meal prepping set aside a couple of hours on Sunday to organize, shop, chop, cook and store. Then, they have meals in the refrigerator or freezer to pull out throughout the week – this can be one meal a day or all three, plus snacks. When you cook in bulk like this, you will...

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NSF DAY OF GIVING

by KILL CLIFF / November 8, 2018

As a company founded by a former Navy SEAL, it is important to us at Kill Cliff to honor the brave men and women of our military on Veteran's Day. We don't view this day as another way to offer you a sale on our products, in fact, we will be taking our website down for the weekend (Nov 10th &...

Being a student athlete is hard work- you have to balance school, practice, games and maybe even a job. Eating to fuel your body for games and competitions may seem like just one more thing to add to your plate (pun intended!) and unnecessary but it’s actually crucial for performance. Sports...

Clark Impastato went from an 80's military movie lover, to Navy SEAL, to beard-care entrepreneur. With an interesting story like Clark's, we had to feature him as a Warrior.

I am writing an open letter to you to tell you how grateful I am for your trust, your commitment, and your strength. You see, it is with your strength that I have grown as a person and a coach. Your belief in me has led me to grow what I love which is helping others find their way through...

If you are to ask which foods are high in protein, you would probably get the same answers – eggs, chicken, fish, and beans. Although quite true, little does everyone know that there are a lot of other foods that are rich in protein.

Former NFL offensive lineman, Kill Cliff employee, and motivational speaker Cory Procter joins host Mark Zinno for another episode of the Kill the Quit podcast.  Cory talks about his early years of wrestling and football, how the NCAA was pestering him about hot dogs, and his journeyman career...

Chances are you’ve heard of the band 3 Doors Down. They’ve been pumping out music for over 20 years including the song Kryptonite which I’m willing to bet you sing along to every time you hear it. The same is probably true for tunes like Here Without You and When I’m Gone, the latter of which...

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