A collection of articles  by BSI’s co-founder Greg Glassman. They were originally published in The CrossFit Journal.  Coach Glassman named his training methodology ‘CrossFit,’ which became a trademarked term owned by CrossFit Inc. In order to preserve his writings in their original form, references to ‘CrossFit’ remain in the below articles:

The Garage Gym

Greg Glassman’s 2002 article, describing the space and equipment needed to build out an ideal training space.

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The Muscle Up

The muscle-up is astonishingly difficult to perform, unrivaled in building upper-body strength, a critical survival skill, and most amazingly of all, virtually unknown.

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Glycemic Index

The low-fat diet has cost millions unnecessary death and suffering from heart disease, diabetes, and, it increasingly seems, a host of cancers and other

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Squat Clinic

The squat is essential to your well-being. The squat can both greatly improve your athleticism and keep your hips, back, and knees sound and

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PDF Archive 

(for now only available in pdf format)

Foundations – 4/1/2002

The Garage Gym – 9/1/2002

What Is Fitness? – 10/1/2002

The Muscle-Up – 11/1/2002

Glycemic Index – 11/1/2002

Strategies for a Seven-Minute 2K on the Concept II Rower – 11/1/2002

Fast Food – 12/1/2002

Squat Clinic – 12/2/2002

Ergometer Scores and Hall of Fame Workouts – 12/2/2002

Interview: Coach Greg Glassman – 1/1/2003

A Postural Error: A Costly Biomechanical Fault: Muted Hip Function (MHF) – 1/1/2003

The Odd Lifts – 1/1/2003

The Overhead Lifts – 1/1/2003

A Theoretical Template for CrossFit’s Programming – 2/1/2003

Hoover Ball – 2/1/2003

Seniors and Kids – 2/1/2003

Police Training – 3/1/2003

The Push-Up – 3/2/2003

How Fit Are You? – 4/1/2003

The Pull-up – 4/1/2003

A Better Warm-up – 4/2/2003

3 Important Ab Exercises – 5/1/2003

A Beginner’s Routine – 5/1/2003

Two Training Aids – 5/1/2003

Interval Generator – 6/1/2003

Metabolic Conditioning – 6/1/2003

Metabolic Conditioning Glossary – 6/1/2003

The Clean – 7/1/2003

Anatomy and Physiology for Jocks – 8/1/2003

Functionality and Wall Balls – 8/1/2003

The Deadlift – 8/1/2003

Benchmark Workouts – 9/1/2003

Really Cool Homemade Parallettes – 9/1/2003

Team Workouts – 10/1/2003

Nutrition: Avoiding Metabolic Derangement – 11/1/2003

Handstands – 1/2/2004

Macroclimbing – 2/2/2004

What Is CrossFit? – 3/1/2004

The Moves – 4/1/2004

CFJ Issue 21: Zone Meal Plans – 5/1/2004

What About Cardio? – 6/1/2004

Ring Strength – 7/1/2004

Why Fitness? – 7/2/2004

Assistance for Bodyweight Exercises – 8/2/2004

Medicine Ball Cleans – 9/1/2004

The Kettlebell Swing – 9/1/2004

A Beginner’s Guide to CrossFit – 10/1/2004

The Girls” for Grandmas! – 10/1/2004

Pull-up Challenge – 11/1/2004

The New Girls – 11/1/2004

CrossFit PT – 12/1/2004

What About Recovery? – 1/1/2005

Gymnastics and Tumbling – 2/1/2005

Fooling Around With Fran – 3/1/2005

The Kipping Pull-Up – 4/1/2005

Working Wounded – 5/1/2005

Garage Gym II – The Revolution – 7/1/2005

Digital Coaching – 8/1/2005

Fundamentals, Virtuosity and Mastery – 8/1/2005

The Overhead Squat – 8/1/2005

The Lifting Shoulder – 9/1/2005

CrossFit Induced Rhabdo – 10/1/2005

The Glute-Ham Developer Sit-Up – 10/1/2005

Skill Transfer Exercises for the Snatch – 11/1/2005

www.crossfit.com – 12/1/2005

Professional Training – 1/1/2006

Scaling Professional Training – 1/1/2006

The Scoop and the Second Pull – 1/1/2006

Validity of CrossFit Tested – 1/1/2006

Single Speeds – 2/1/2006

The Grinder: CrossFit Operations Order #1 “CHAD” – 7/1/2006

The Grinder: CrossFit FRAGO #2: CARLA – 9/1/2006

The Grinder: CrossFit FRAGO #3: VICTORIA – 10/1/2006

The Grinder: CrossFit FRAGO #4: YBF – 11/1/2006

The Grinder: CrossFit FRAGO #5: PATRICIA – 12/1/2006

Evidence-Based Fitness: Rest Day Discussion – 1/1/2007

The Grinder: CrossFit FRAGO #6: GOMEZ – 1/1/2007

The Grinder: CrossFit FRAGO #7: DYER – 2/1/2007

The Grinder: CrossFit FRAGO #8: SHANE – 3/1/2007

The Grinder: CrossFit FRAGO #9: GIROUARD – 4/1/2007

Understanding CrossFit – 4/1/2007

The Grinder: CrossFit FRAGO #10: NOLAN – 5/1/2007

The Grinder: CrossFit FRAGO #11: LEGER – 6/1/2007

The Grinder: CrossFit FRAGO #12: PALMER – 7/1/2007

The Grinder: CrossFit FRAGO #13: SHORTY – 8/1/2007

The CrossFit SAT-Prep Program – 10/1/2012

A Better Beautiful – 12/1/2015

Decade of Dominance – 7/1/2016

Fitness, Luck and Health – 8/1/2016