I Went Undercover to Find Out Why People Do CrossFit

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The first rule of CrossFit is that you have to talk about CrossFit. When I described to my roommate what happens during a CrossFit session, I’d just come home at 6:30 in the morning, scarlet-faced and drenched in sweat, feeling like I had grown a second, reptilian skin. Since starting CrossFit four months ago, I generally don’t […]

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A CrossFit Success Story

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I’ve always been reasonably athletic, and I’ve worn many athlete hats over the years: varsity high-school swimmer, marathon runner, triathlete, black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Bikram yogi,  black-diamond downhill skier, and endurance runner. Out of all of it, I loved my high school swim team the most… varied workouts every day (dry-land, in the […]

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How CrossFit can benefit Triathletes

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These days CrossFit has gained national attention with its explosive growth of affiliate gyms, the members who attend them, and the recent exposure of the CrossFit games on ESPN. With this attention comes both the enthusiast who praises the program and the skeptic who questions its safety and efficacy.When done correctly, CrossFit can be a fun, invigorating, […]

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From the Couch to CrossFit: What Beginners need to know

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By now you have seen them on TV, you’ve shopped next to them at the grocery store, and you may even be living with one. These people love WOD’s, eat Paleo, and workout in a box. These individuals range from soccer moms to students to professional athletes. Who are these people? Well, I’m talking about […]

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10 Things to Help You Start Strong

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We’ve all been there. The new kid in the group class, standing quietly against the back wall, trying not to stare gape-mouthed at the chick lifting twice your body weight. Working out with CrossFit veterans can be a little intimidating. But before you sneak out the back door, or wrench your back trying to out-deadlift […]

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Tips for your first 50 days of CrossFit

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  Know how to take a compliment. Your life will change, your body and outlook will change with it. Surely, your friends will notice. Be on time for your training and get a good warm-up. Be resolute when it comes to your shopping. Focus on real food. Buy groceries that are alive and organic. Not […]

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Before You Start CrossFit:

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You’ve heard about it, your girlfriends are obsessed with it, and you’re dying to see if it’s as intense, exhausting and sweaty as they say. Ready to jump in to CrossFit? Not so fast. The routine, which combines body weight exercises and cardio with weight lifting, is not your typical trip to the gym. “Each […]

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10 Things No One Tells You Before Starting CrossFit

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By: Brian McKay The following post is by Danielle, an athlete and member of The Arsenal.  She shared this with me recently, and I thought you all would enjoy it as much as I did.  – BJ I have been doing CrossFit for almost 4 months now. The first 3 months I loved going but I […]

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CrossFit Q&A: Your Guide to Starting CrossFit

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Just mentioning the word CrossFit can cause excitement, serious Jimmy rustling, and even straight-up anger. Despite the peripheral hate, the growing popularity of the sport and the number of people trying it for the first time mean that CrossFit must be doing something right. Much of CrossFit’s growing fan base are motivated to continue the […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Crossfit

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Starting any new exercise practice can be daunting, but entering a CrossFit box can be particularly nerve-wracking. It’s a community rife with demonstrations of hardcore feats of strength and endurance — and, worse, its members speak their own language. To better integrate you, here’s everything you need to know to begin your CrossFit life. Are […]

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