Many people who take up CrossFit share one common goal – to constantly improve with every workout by becoming fitter, faster and stronger than they were before. According to the CrossFit.com website, CrossFit is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity).
I recommend the resources below not only for the tips they provide in improving your performance, but also connecting with a community of like-minds who will help support you in reaching your fitness goals.
The CrossFit Journal is the original and essential guide for all things about CrossFit. The searchable Journal archives run from April 2002 to the present and contain over 3,100 high-quality PDF articles, videos and audio files covering diverse topics including exercise technique, nutrition, injuries and rehab, equipment, coaching, and much more.
While geared more towards those who train for CrossFit competition, the Rx Review website is still useful for the beginning and casual CrossFitters. It provides fitness news, health and diet related information, and information related to sports products that will help with performance.
The Tabata Times provides great resources for all CrossFit levels, whether you’re training for the CrossFit games, or just starting out with your first WOD (workout of the day). You’ll find great tips on what mistakes you should avoid, interviews with top athletes and coaches, and information on how you can carry the benefits of CrossFit into other areas of your life.
The Mentality WOD website focuses on the mindset and psychology aspects of CrossFit. Coach Dawn Fletcher provides great information on how to improve your strength, conditioning, and mindset. With an improved mindset, you can improve your performance and take your training to the next level.
Although Lift Big, Eat Big was initially launched as a resource for athletes, coaches and trainers, the casual CrossFitter can still find great information on fitness, nutrition, recovery and strength gain. This is a great resource if you’re interested in increasing human performance.