CROSSFIT VACATIONS TAKE YOUR BURPEES TO THE BEACH

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(NEW YORK) — After spending months getting in shape for a long-awaited beach vacation, you all too often find that hard work undone within days because of high-calorie drinks, indulgent meals and zero workouts. But what if you could maintain your edge while enjoying paradise? That’s the inspiration behind a new series of CrossFit vacations […]

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CrossFit Flirting: Talk Burpee to Me

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On a recent Saturday night at the Promenade Bar and Grill in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, the gym buddies Festa Radoni, 26, and Ellen Gerlach, 29, flexed their biceps, comparing muscles as a male friend snapped photos. “She’s much better at pull-ups,” Ms. Gerlach said, laughing as she elbowed Ms. Radoni. Over in […]

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CrossFit romances bloom among couples who love the high-intensity workouts

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One of the fringe benefits of becoming a CrossFit devotee, besides rock-hard abs, is the possibility of getting a date between all those grueling sets of pushups, handstands, and burpees, at least for those who are looking. While it hasn’t been tracked empirically (yet), reports are a plenty of CrossFit romances springing up, with devotees […]

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The Secret to Getting Better at CrossFit

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This entire post is written to explain a very fundamental concept (and also to post some of the awesome shots that Super Cleary Photo took at our comp last weekend): To get better at CrossFit, you have to… CrossFit. That means showing up. That means practicing skills. Seems obvious, right? But I’m always surprised by the number […]

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How Does CrossFit Endurance Help Train Runners?

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Most long-distance training plans adopt the standard Lydiard-based training model, which has high mileage as its cornerstone—the more miles, the better. There’s no disputing that Lydiard developed a pathway for success, which he described in detail in his book, . But is the high-mileage model the only way to the top? Or the healthiest? Lydiard […]

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IN CROSSFIT OR OLYMPIC LIFTING, LAUREN FISHER IS A POWERFUL PRESENCE

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Lauren Fisher never just blends in. On Nov. 16 in Tempe, she spent nearly 12 hours on the IronMan Arizona course, watching her older brother Andrew complete his second IronMan triathlon in personal-record time. But even in a sea of ridiculously fit triathletes, Fisher, trademark ponytail flopping, muscular quads on display under Reebok short-shorts, stood […]

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Ashley Linder: Strengthening the Future of Foster Kids Through Fitness

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One word springs to mind to describe local Coronado local, Ashley Linder: phenomenal! It is phenomenal that Linder — with her vibrant, positive personality and impressive achievements: CrossFit and CrossFit Kids certified coach, professional athlete, university graduate, Navy veteran, and founder of non-profit organization, LinderKids — is a survivor of childhood trauma and abuse, and a former […]

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Kettlebell Training: What You Need To Know

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Did someone say kettleball? It’s kettlebell to be precise, and it’s all the rage nowadays. Originally a counter-weight on Russian farms, kettlebells have managed to make the move from underground strength training equipment to mainstream muscle builder. Thanks in part to a few cameos on “The Biggest Loser,” and the soaring popularity of CrossFit, kettlebells have become […]

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