Why CrossFit Workouts are Here for the Long Haul

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If CrossFit seems to be everywhere, that’s because it is. There are close to 12,000 affiliate boxes, that’s “CrossFit-speak” for gyms, across the globe. That’s up from just 13 affiliate gyms in 2005. As college athletic programs, police academies and military bases jump on the bandwagon, it proves that this worldwide phenomenon is not just […]

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3 CrossFit Workouts To Get You Started

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Think of these three workouts as the Slash of your fitness routine: hard, fast, and aggressive. Recommended by two top CrossFit coaches, Lauren Fleri of Reebok CrossFit 5th Avenue and Javier Gamboa ofCrossFit Union Square, these quick conditioning workouts utilize full-body exercises to jack up your heart rate and inspire buckets of sweat. Translation: They’re way […]

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8 Training Rules From the Fittest Man on Earth

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Basketball and football players might fill their off-season with pampered getaways and late-night escapades, but for CrossFit’s top athletes, there’s no slowing down. Though the Reebok CrossFit Games just wrapped — with many coaches begging their competitors to take a week off — the athletes are already eyeing the 2016 season. It’s no different for […]

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CrossFit’s Greatest Misconceptions

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CrossFit is a cult. Everyone who does CrossFit gets hurt. They’re all on the Paleo diet. It’s just a fitness fad. Who wants to look like a damn bodybuilder anyway? Anyone who participates in CrossFit hears these criticisms over and over, but they aren’t true. What is CrossFit? It’s a form of fitness that incorporates Olympic weightlifting, interval training and […]

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Top Four Reasons to Do CrossFit

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Anyone who has ever participated in athletics knows that regardless of the sport, it’s just as much mental as it is physical. It’s the same with working out or exercising in any capacity. You can have all the athleticism in the world, but it’s just as much about mental toughness and pushing yourself to the […]

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7 Myths That Make Everyone Hate on CrossFit

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Crossfitter and Navy veteran Amanda Burrill writes on her experiences with CrossFit and the misconceptions behind the trend. CrossFit is the hottest thing since skinny jeans, and with all the hype and attention, there is bound to be some hate. But, unlike the Kardashian mania, this hate is unwarranted. Here I present some CrossFit misconceptions […]

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How Many Calories Does CrossFit Really Burn

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In 1995 out of a small gym in Santa Cruz, CrossFit was born. The small gym sparked a flame, which has grown at an incredible pace into unbelievable popularity. If you do not do CrossFit yourself, chances are you know at least five people who do. And even those who are not avid members of a CrossFit gym […]

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CrossFit: The New Religion

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In a discussion at Harvard Divinity School on Thursday night, Greg Glassman, the co-founder of CrossFit, spoke of the intangible, mental, and social benefits that he says his fitness company delivers to customers. Moderators at Thursday’s event likened the communal environment at CrossFit to the type of community that Americans have historically received from church. […]

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Best Burpee Practices

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Burpees are the tough full-body exercise that people love or hate. Burpees are a combination of three exercises: squat, push up and plyometric jump. If you are a beginner, I would suggest doing a hurpee – a burpee without a push up. If you are a veteran and want more of a challenge, here are […]

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Workout Tips from CrossFit Phenom Mathew Fraser

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The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games are just around the corner, and all eyes are set on former Olympic weightlifter turned fitness phenomenon Mathew Fraser to take home the title “Fittest Man on Earth.” The CrossFit rookie shocked everyone when he snagged the second spot on the podium last year. As he said in a four-part Nike Training video […]

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