Why your kids should be doing crossfit

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There was something unusual about the gym I had just arrived at in Long Island City. Each kettle bell could fit in the palm of my hand. The stacks of tires appeared to have come from regular-sized cars, as opposed to massive tractors. The average athlete appeared to be somewhere around four feet tall. This […]

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This Badass CrossFit Queen Explains How to Do Push-Ups Like a Champion

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Christmas Abbott is in way better shape than you are. We don’t know that for sure, but considering she lifts weights at the national level and regularly owns her rivals at  CrossFitcompetitions, we’d say that her 5-foot 3-inch frame of mostly muscle could out-lift your ass any day. But she didn’t start out that way. […]

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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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Why I do CrossFit

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The first time I tried CrossFit, I didn’t really get it. I had been going to conventional gyms regularly since high school and had dabbled in some bodybuilding. To me, working out was about routine. A set number of exercises, performed in a set order, for a set amount of time. But around 2006, a […]

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Women’s weightlifting: Strong is the new skinny

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Walking into CrossFit Las Cruces, a spacious gym at 2305 E. Nevada on an early November evening, more women than men could be seen practicing lifts and loading barbells with stacks of weight. “A lot of classes, there’s more girls than guys here,” said Doris Arciero, 44, a member of CrossFit Las Cruces. “The girls are kind of dominating now, […]

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  THREE WAYS CROSSFIT MADE ME A BETTER HUMAN 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 […]

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Why CrossFit isn’t just a fad workout

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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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techie startups obsessed with crossfit

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At lunchtime on a Thursday, two shirtless men emerged amid thumping music from a warehouse in the Mission District, panting profusely – their bodies glistening with sweat from an Olympic-style workout. One of the men, Dylan Enright, walked halfway down the block to take a breather, then returned with an invigorated smile. “Why do I do CrossFit? Because […]

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marines offer their crossfit tips

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The Marine Corps’ first-ever tactical training champions say it took grit and determination to beat some of the service’s top athletes during a three-day competition in the California desert. Now they have some advice for Marines looking to compete next year. Staff Sgt. Lauren Schoener and Cpl. Joshua Boozer edged out 30 of the service’s top […]

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