4 of the Best Crossfit Moves to Have in Your Exercise Routine

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CrossFit is big business these days, but you don’t have to have to be a constant presence at the box to reap the fitness benefits. Walking lunges, deadlifts, and burpees can be used in any workout routine — not just CrossFit. These four exercises force you to combine strength work, cardio, and endurance. We guarantee […]

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How to Climb a Rope Like a CrossFit Pro

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Whether you want to master the rope climb for a Spartan race, a CrossFit WOD, or just want to learn a new feat of strength, it’s a great training tool, both for body and mind. “It helps you become stronger, and get over any fear of going vertical,” says Kenny Kane, owner and head coach atCrossFit […]

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Follow proper form for CrossFit success

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You’ve seen them. Those sweating men and women, triumphantly holding barbells loaded with 45-pound plates above their heads in classic Olympic poses. They do callisthenics until they fall to the mats, panting next to their comrades in exhaustion. Since it started in 2000, CrossFit has steadily redefined fitness culture. It has popularized techniques — from […]

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Recovering addicts maintain sobriety with CrossFit fitness

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At 22, Marissa Kullman was spending $100 a day on heroin, sometimes more. A year and a half ago, Sam Calvanese’s life consisted of unhealthy relationships and a lack of self-confidence because of her heroin addiction. After both made the decision to become sober, they used the support of a fitness community to help rebuild […]

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Learning to Love Working Out (and CrossFit)

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have always hated exercise. Since I was a round little schoolgirl I groaned when it was time for PE. It meant having to run around and kick or throw or catch a ball — none of which I was good at. I always preferred sitting over running. I liked my heart rate at a resting […]

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Why CrossFit is Better Than Yoga

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Here’s what we know: Going to the gym is a top resolution every year—and most people fail at keeping it, at least for the long run. According to new data from data intelligence firm Cardlytics, 46 percent of new gym customers drop off by the end of January, and nearly 80 percent of them give […]

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5 Lessons I Learned as a 50+ Crossfit Competitor

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I have been a “Crossfitter” for 5 years. When I started Crossfit, I really didn’t know anything about it. I wanted to get in shape for my daughter’s wedding and saw on Facebook that a couple of college friends were doing it. It looked like a tough “boot camp” type experience. Since I wanted to […]

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Train Your Brain With CrossFit

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ercise isn’t just a pastime to help you lose weight. Exercise does just as much, if not more, good to you brain as it does your body. It’s common sense that after a workout, you feel exhausted and drained. These feelings create positive and long-lasting effects on both your body and your mind because you […]

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Why Workouts are better with your “swolemate”

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Long, long ago, before there was even CrossFit, a poem was written with this famous line: “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” If the poem had been written today (and by a much less talented poet), it might read something like, “In the spring is Open season. I’ll […]

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Three ways crossfit made me a better human

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We’ve heard the jokes: You know someone does CrossFit because it’s ALL they talk about! I used to laugh (and agree) with this before I started my own CrossFit journey. Now, just shy of three months into my own experience, I’m starting to understand on a deeper level, why the workout is more than a […]

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