The 5 Commandments for “On the Go” Eating


It’s that time of the year again. The time of year where our fitness takes a back seat to our family obligations, travel plans, and all the other stresses that come with the holiday season. Traveling in particular can be one of the hardest factors to control when it comes to staying on track with your fitness goals. You don’t have access to most of the foods you’d typically eat, or the methods used to prepare them. With nutrition playing ...

Get to Know The Pit Fitness Teen Games Champ, Tudor Magda


Tudor’s early life began much like normal young boys in Washington, playing soccer and wrestling through middle school.  Tudor found CrossFit at a very early age in middle school and started attending classes with his dad. Here he fell in love with the competitive nature of the sport and nine years later, became one of the most decorated teen athletes the sport of CrossFit has ever seen. Eyes on the Prize This competitive fire first started at the age of ...

Yoga for the Athlete

Annika Naidoo

Misconceptions of Yoga Here’s the thing. Stereotypical misconceptions of yoga still exist – I base this on what I hear in podcasts, conversations with friends, and certainly by some strength and conditioning coaches, many of whom I respect. To a degree, I can’t blame them – a lot of what we see on Instagram is pretty pictures of freakishly bendy women and it’s like we physically cringe in pain at the thought of attempting to contort ourselves in the same ...

4 Core Exercises For Stronger Olympic Lifts


Unbelievable abs? In Olympic weightlifting the core is always used in more of an isometric and stabilizing manner.

The Real Hatch Squat Cycle


For the last 20 years, the “Hatch Squat Cycle” has become synonymous with being one of the go-to programmed squat cycles that are known to be both brutal and successful for building leg strength.   As a 17 year athlete of the legendary Gayle Hatch, I am here to finally set the record straight. This squat cycle is NOT even close to anything I have ever done in my career and is in no way, shape, or form a reflection of ...