Aug 9, 2022
Crossfit Exercises to Help the Tactical Operator


Functional strength training combines strength, stamina, and unparalleled grit to improve performance in the field for tactical operators when they need it most. Many of those same qualities can be obtained through Crossfit training

Lifting weight is very important and the lifting, high-rep calisthenics in Crossfit offer a solid foundation to tactical operators.

From snatches to double unders and everything in-between, a new article from helps tactical operators and athletes alike improve their technique for 25 of the most vital Crossfit exercises.

Below is an excerpt from the article.


Learning the Snatch technique is one of the hardest skills to master. It contrasts with the clean and jerk, in that it favors the athleticism attributed to a gymnastic body type over the ‘gym-bro’, who may be struggling to learn the snatch after years spent believing that parallel squats were the lowest one could possibly go, and the overhead squat was a mere fairytale.


The Clean is a lift that requires power, posture, skill and strength. Here is how to do it properly, break through plateaus, and raise your lifts to the next level.


The Front Squat has always been a staple exercise in Olympic weightlifting programs, as it serves as the base for the catch position in the clean. But since people tend to lift more weight with Back Squats and may find keeping the rack position of the bar difficult, front squats are often neglected.

When done correctly, Front Squats will:

  • Increase the depth of the movement
  • Improve core strength
  • Activate glutes
  • Improve related exercises such as Thrusters or Squat Cleans
  • Build Strength


The Bar Muscle Up is a tough exercise to get right! Use these technique tips and watch out for these common problems to avoid and you will get there in no time.

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The Barbell Row is one of the most effective assistance exercises you can do to increase your Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. It will improve the strength of your back, hips and grip and even be useful for improving the power of your Pull-Ups and Muscle Ups.

To read the full article from about perfecting these Crossfit exercises, click here.