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We all work on strength, speed, power, and endurance to improve our CrossFit abilities. We hit new PR’s on our lifts, WOD’s seem to be a little easier, and we Rx more often. It’s so much fun!But are we doing all that we can to improve our abilities? To be truly well rounded, shouldn’t we be...

If you need help with your snatch form, you've come to the right place. Watch these instructional videos below on how to properly execute three different snatches.

I used to not think about other people’s training so much—about their mental state and struggles, or the fact that their minds may be racing during training as well. It’s not because I am some selfish girl who doesn’t care about my teammates, I simply didn’t think that anyone else struggled as I...

There's no one better to learn perfect weightlifting form from than the national governing body overseeing the sport of weightlifting in the United States. If you're looking to improve form on your push and pulls, check out the three videos below and make the adjustments necessary to better your...

How much should I snatch and clean & jerk if I back squat this much? This is a question I get a lot, and there isn't a simple, formulaic answer. Put simply, it depends on your own strengths and weaknesses. I have seen enormous ranges even just in my own gym, let alone outside of it. You will...

Even after winning the National Lacrosse League championship in only their second season, the Georgia Swarm are still looking for ways to gain a competitive edge over their opponents. For the reigning champs, Kill Cliff Endure is that edge.

There’s nothing like a good massage to help alleviate pain, prevent injuries, or just find a rare moment of Zen while lying on a table and remembering how to breathe. That said, a massage is only as good as the person giving it, and it’s always a bummer to put time and money into a crappy...

Snowed in at 7,000 feet and surrounded by the snow-topped mountains of Afghanistan, Navy SEAL Josh Jespersen could think of nothing else but how to snowboard them. It was these mountains that inspired Josh to move to Colorado to pursue snowboarding and mountaineering as a lifestyle. These days,...

As I sat down to write this blog post for Kill Cliff about fitness, I spent some time scratching my head as to what value I could provide in this category. Sure, I had run a CrossFit gym for three years and competed in Regionals a few times. But that’s not exactly exclusive territory these days,...

OBJECT: STRENGTH, WORK CAPACITY, CHASSIS INTEGRITY

What do the Navy SEALs, sky diving and base jumping have in common? Andy Stumpf has made a career out of all of them. A member of the SEAL Teams for 17 years, he now spends half of his year on professional sky diving and base jumping endeavors (he likes to call himself a “professional gravity...
For as long as he can remember, USA Olympian and Level 5 Olympic Weightlifting Coach Michael Cohen knew he’d become an athlete. At age three, his father and top-notch weightlifter Howard Cohen gave him a set of plastic weights and taught him to squat. Three Olympic Games later (one as an...

Growing up, being an outdoorsman was a family tradition for professional archer John Dudley. On hiatus from his high school and soon-to-be college football career due to injury, John spontaneously signed up for a competitive archery tournament and his passion for the sport was reignited. He put...

Tempo training is important at all stages of an athlete’s development – from beginners who simply want to learn to lift weights and shed a few pounds to Olympic caliber athletes of all disciplines. Here are my top 3 reasons for including tempo prescriptions with lifts:Improved Quality of Movement

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WHAT DOES 30X0 MEAN?

by CF Invictus / March 1, 2018

Slow down . . . it might be your key to avoiding injury and getting stronger. Tempo training is not just for bodybuilders. Olympic caliber athletes from all over the world use tempo training to become stronger, faster and more powerful. The benefits of tempo training have been touted for years...

Quite a few folks following our Competition programming have been wondering whether kettlebell swings should be performed as American Swings, Russian Swings or a hybrid. I have procrastinated an answer for long enough, so here it comes . . .IT DEPENDS. (I know, the least satisfying answer ever ....

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WAIT A SECOND...OR TWO

by CF Invictus / February 22, 2018
One of the best things I learned at my CrossFit Level 1 seminar more than 8 years ago was the concept of Mechanics –> Consistency –> Intensity. Proper movement mechanics must be the foundation of any successful fitness program. Without good movement patterns the likelihood of reaching...

Most CrossFitters fall short on optimal performance in terms of hydration. That can lead to decreased performance and early fatigue. There is a lot that can work against being optimally hydrated. Too much coffee, too much alcohol and too little water are the obvious ones.However, a big part of...

A Faster, More Biomechanically Sound Deadlift