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Better Than Thrusters

Barbell thrusters are known for hypertrophy + heart-pounding intensity, but they have a lot of drawbacks. Here are two better methods.

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

Strength ratios reveal weaknesses. And weaknesses must be destroyed, whether you're a bodybuilder, Olympic lifter or football player.

Stop Doing Box Jumps Like a Jackass

Box jumps are great for building athleticism and muscle. Trouble is, most people do them stupidly. Let's fix that.

CrossFit and Functional Training

Heavy barbell training is the best way to build strength. And everything about sports performance gets better when you're stronger.

Kipping Pull-Ups: The Truth

Is the kipping pull-up a legit movement or an exercise abomination? You may be surprised.

Does CrossFit Lead to Injury?

CrossFit claims that the NSCA is out to get them. Is it a conspiracy or does CrossFit just enjoy bullying people?

Beating the CrossFit Drug Test

Plenty of athletes cheat, but surely not CrossFit Games competitors. After all, it's drug tested so they can't take PEDs, right? (Wrong.)

CrossFitters Aren't Athletes

Are bodybuilders or CrossFitters athletes? Are bodybuilding and CrossFit even sports? You might not like the answers.

Bodybuilder Goes CrossFit

Powerlifter, Olympic lifter, and bodybuilder Christian Thibaudeau became a CrossFit athlete for three months. Here are the lessons he learned.

CrossFit and Starting Strength

Most training programs will deliver results, but are those the results you really want? Let's look at two popular methodologies.

A CrossFit Apology

Christian Thibaudeau used to make fun of CrossFit athletes, but since he began coaching them, they've taught him a few valuable things... along with earning his respect.

In Defense of CrossFit

For all its flaws, CrossFit has done wonders for fitness. It's time we give credit where credit is due, even if CrossFitters are kinda annoying.

How to Fix CrossFit

CrossFit hurts a lot of people, and the goal of exercise is to make you better, not worse. There's a simple fix, though.

CrossFit, Kevin Ogar, and Questions

A CrossFit athlete severs his spine during a competition. Freak accident or something that could have been prevented?

CrossFit: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

CrossFit is the greatest thing ever to happen to barbell training, except for all the awful parts of it.

CrossFit and High-Rep Olympic Lifting

Are high-rep Oly lifts dangerous? Will they fail to make you strong? Here's what a variety of experts have to say.

The Fallacy of High-Rep Olympic Lifting

High-rep Olympic lifting is rising in popularity largely do to CrossFit. But is it a smart way to train?

4 Things to Steal From CrossFit

Hating on CrossFit is trendier than those hipster Ray-Bans your aunt bought you. There are some aspects of CrossFit that deserve your attention, however.

Crossed Up by CrossFit

A T Nation contributor goes undercover to score a coveted CrossFit certification. Here’s what happened.

The Truth About CrossFit

Is CrossFit a cult? Are its workouts insane? We answer those questions, and many more, in this investigation.