3 CrossFit Workouts To Get You Started

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Think of these three workouts as the Slash of your fitness routine: hard, fast, and aggressive. Recommended by two top CrossFit coaches, Lauren Fleri of Reebok CrossFit 5th Avenue and Javier Gamboa ofCrossFit Union Square, these quick conditioning workouts utilize full-body exercises to jack up your heart rate and inspire buckets of sweat. Translation: They’re way […]

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8 Training Rules From the Fittest Man on Earth

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Basketball and football players might fill their off-season with pampered getaways and late-night escapades, but for CrossFit’s top athletes, there’s no slowing down. Though the Reebok CrossFit Games just wrapped — with many coaches begging their competitors to take a week off — the athletes are already eyeing the 2016 season. It’s no different for […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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