7 CrossFit Blogs You Should Be Reading
Here are blogs in the CrossFit niche I recommend. These have some combination of good readability, high value content, solid writing style, and a distinct voice, all things I look for in a good blog. Some of these crossover into other subjects, such as Olympic lifting, nutrition, and training in general.
This is by no means a comprehensive list and these are in no particular order. If there’s a site you think is awesome, recommend it in my comments section. I’d love to discover other bloggers.
Everyone knows about K-Starr’s MWOD site, which is a very good thing. I think this is the gold standard for all blogs everywhere, not just CrossFit. You’ve got extremely high value content published every single day in an easy to digest and implement form. He injects humor and personality. MWOD makes your life better, period. Get on the bandwagon.
I’ve been having a nagging shoulder issue for almost a half year now and this one video helped me rehab tremendously:
Featuring clean design and excellent photography, Fitbomb is written by a passionate CrossFit and Paleo evangelist out in Palo Alto, and besides those two aforementioned topics, he also injects a lot of personal experience and tidbits about family. He’s got a whole series about the CrossFit Games that drew me into the blog. See his Favorites section for those posts and other goodies.
Talktomejohnnie is written by John Welbourne, a former NFL lineman and the founder of CrossFit Football. I love everything about this blog. It’s aesthetically easy on the eyes, the writing voice is tough, direct, and appealing, and he gives real value with his advice on training and nutrition. For an example, see this terrific post about training goals. All good blogs have a distinct voice and this is one of the best in the niche.
4. Beastmodal Domains
There are two blogs that own the “humor” category in CrossFit, Beastmodal Domains and Drywall, and I consider myself a Beastmodal man, although I consume the humor nuggets of both sites. Beastmodal author “Epic” is a little less ranty and a bit more creative with his foul language than Drywall (Epic uses the term “cockpunch” expertly). Check both out if you need to blow off steam at the office.
Here are two good posts. The first is a thought provoker as well as being hilarious, and helped me figure out what was wrong with my left achilles (here’s a hint: 27″ box jumps): Come At Me, Coach Volume III: High Volume Box Jumps?
The recent Newbie’s Guide to CrossFit is also guffaw inducing.
5. Catalyst Athletics
The official blog of Catalyst Athletics features multiple authors, including Olympic lifting guru Greg Everett. It crosses over into CrossFit, training, and nutrition. I think this is one of the best training-centric blogs out there, bar none, because Greg and his stable of writers publish intelligent, detailed, and high value content. If you’re into serious training, especially Oly lifting, you’ll be overwhelmed by the awesomeness on this blog.
I started taking an Olympic lifting class to supplement my CrossFit and this article really hit home: Integrating the Olympic Lifts with CrossFit
6. Blair Morrison
Blair Morrison’s blog. Besides being a kickass athlete (5th place finisher at this year’s Games), Blair received a Master’s degree from Oxford and played wide receiver for Princeton. He’s big into outdoor adventures and runs a camp called Anywherefit that takes place at cool international locales like Wales and Iceland. Nice! Most of his posts are about his own training, but he’s enough of an outside-the-box thinker (pun intended) that I stop by his blog a couple of times a week just to see what weird new thing he’s doing. He also doesn’t overwrite his stuff so it’s easy to digest.
7. Fit As Fu*k
Based in Denmark, Fit As Fu*k is co-authored by Sarah and Ditte, two CrossFitters who train at CrossFit Butcher’s Garage. They talk training, give tips, and do good blogging stuff like publishing training app roundups and link dumps for gift giving ideas. The blog is easy to read, easy on the eyes, and their topics vary. Also, they give you a bit of an international perspective on the sport, which is cool.
They also have a series of brief interviews going that asks the question of random vs. structured training in CrossFit, which is a big-time question in the sport right now. Check it out here and here.
- Sage Burgener
- Elizabeth Ekinwale
- Katie Hogan
- Forging Elite Sarcasm
- The Iron Samurai
- Rudy Nielsen
- Mark’s Daily Apple
- CrossFit Journal – I go to the Journal every day. Only reason I put it on the honorable mention list is it costs $25 to get access to the content, which I think is totally worth it, but it’s more of an online magazine than a blog.