CrossFit is a widely popular extreme workout regimen that’s continuing to take the world by storm. Incorporating exercises from a diverse array of disciplines, such as weightlifting, rowing, and gymnastics, the workouts are designed to be high intensity, with the ultimate goal being endurance — and a stronger, healthier body.
For the best product finds to help you reach your CrossFit goals, we reached out to Dave Beatie from MobilityWOD, a San Francisco-based program that provides guided movement, mobility instructional videos, and more, in the effort to help their subscribers eliminate pain and improve physical performance.
Here are Dave’s favorite finds for CrossFit:
The Supernova offers an alternative to traditional foam rollers and massage balls, featuring an innovative groove pattern for deep tissue therapy. If this ball had a motto, it’d be: “More shear, more better, more awesome.”
The MobilityWOD Gemini is one of the first scientifically engineered, naturally contoured mobility tools made specifically for targeting the T-spine and other difficult trigger points.
Wide Voodoo Floss
Compression tack and flossing works on many levels, and you can wear it while going through your workout as normal. One of the best advantages of Wide Voodoo Floss is that it can help with reperfusion of muscles and tissues that have become stiff or gone cold after injury. The compression it provides can also help with swelling of tissues and joints.
Vital Proteins collagen peptides
Because we don’t typically eat meat off the bone — and often remove the skin — we no longer get sufficient collagen through our regular diets. Vital Proteins collagen is sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides. It's easily digested and absorbed, and is fully soluble in liquids. Or it can be added to baked goods or smoothies.
Normatec’s dynamic compression devices are designed for recovery and rehabilitation, and can help athletes recover faster between trainings and after exercise. The system uses compressed air to massage your limbs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery.
Laird’s superfood creamer
Laird Superfood Original Creamer is a dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free coffee and beverage enhancer. It combines a unique blend of coconut milk powder and Aquamin — a sea algae product that contains high amounts of calcium — with coconut and red palm oils.
Marc Pro is a unique electrical stimulation device that can provide substantial recovery and pain relief benefits by creating non-fatiguing muscle contractions, which can flush out waste and deliver nourishment to the area. The device helps athletes recover better and faster, and maximizes training results.
This advanced A.I. music composer was designed to help improve listeners’ focus, as well as support meditation and sleep. It’s a great way to wind down after an intense workout, and induce a good night’s sleep to ensure your body gets the rest it requires to recover for the next day.
Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and creator Mobility|WOD, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance.