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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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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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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1/18/2016 W.O.D.

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Strength: Cleans 5 @ 65% of 1RM 5 @ 75% 5+ @ 85% MetCon: “MLK” 63 Push-Press(95/65) (Year of “I have a dream Speech”) 64 Wallballs (Year the Civil Rights Act was passed) 64 Box Jumps (Year he won the Nobel Peace Prize) 65 Double Unders/ 195 singles (Year voting rights passed) 68 Sit-Ups (Year MLK was […]

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What I Learned After a Year of CrossFit

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I joined CrossFit in August 2014 following a visit to my 11-year-old daughter during her first summer at sleep-away camp. I realized, the hard way, that I was no longer the center of my daughter’s universe, so I decided that I needed to invest energy in building my own social life. So I joined CrossFit; I’d […]

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CrossFit athletes donate workout to Mother Emanuel fund

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 WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) — The outpouring of support for the families of the nine people who were murdered in a downtown Charleston church last week continued Saturday morning in an unusual place — a CrossFit gym. Nearly 150 people signed on for the workout of the day at CrossFit Integrity that was designed to […]

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