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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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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Top Four Reasons to Do CrossFit

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Anyone who has ever participated in athletics knows that regardless of the sport, it’s just as much mental as it is physical. It’s the same with working out or exercising in any capacity. You can have all the athleticism in the world, but it’s just as much about mental toughness and pushing yourself to the […]

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Best Burpee Practices

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Burpees are the tough full-body exercise that people love or hate. Burpees are a combination of three exercises: squat, push up and plyometric jump. If you are a beginner, I would suggest doing a hurpee – a burpee without a push up. If you are a veteran and want more of a challenge, here are […]

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Workout Tips from CrossFit Phenom Mathew Fraser

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The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games are just around the corner, and all eyes are set on former Olympic weightlifter turned fitness phenomenon Mathew Fraser to take home the title “Fittest Man on Earth.” The CrossFit rookie shocked everyone when he snagged the second spot on the podium last year. As he said in a four-part Nike Training video […]

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4 of the Best Crossfit Moves to Have in Your Exercise Routine

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CrossFit is big business these days, but you don’t have to have to be a constant presence at the box to reap the fitness benefits. Walking lunges, deadlifts, and burpees can be used in any workout routine — not just CrossFit. These four exercises force you to combine strength work, cardio, and endurance. We guarantee […]

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How to Climb a Rope Like a CrossFit Pro

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Whether you want to master the rope climb for a Spartan race, a CrossFit WOD, or just want to learn a new feat of strength, it’s a great training tool, both for body and mind. “It helps you become stronger, and get over any fear of going vertical,” says Kenny Kane, owner and head coach atCrossFit […]

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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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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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