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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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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  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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What is CrossFit? The sport, science and state of mind

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“Is there a single, perfect workout? A workout with the best weight training, plyometric, flexibility and endurance exercises? A workout with the precise number of sets and repetitions? A workout that tells the athlete exactly how much weight to use? The answer is no.” That’s what the National Strength & Conditioning Association Journal concluded in […]

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How CrossFit Made me a Saner Parent

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Before the CrossFit haters sharpen their knives, let me just preface this piece by saying that neither burpees nor deadlifts have helped me to become a better parent. I’m a mother, not a meathead, so in order to understand how CrossFit has helped me, you’re going to have to trust that I’m not proselytizing right […]

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10 Things No One Tells You Before Starting CrossFit

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By: Brian McKay The following post is by Danielle, an athlete and member of The Arsenal.  She shared this with me recently, and I thought you all would enjoy it as much as I did.  – BJ I have been doing CrossFit for almost 4 months now. The first 3 months I loved going but I […]

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5 Emotional Stages of CrossFit

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By: Lea Genders As of this week, I am now into my third week of CrossFit.  This is my first full week of regular classes after graduating the introductory On-Ramp classes.  In my short time at CrossFit, I have noticed a definite trend in my emotions.  I call it the Five Emotional Stages of CrossFit:1.  Fear […]

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