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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Why I do CrossFit

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The first time I tried CrossFit, I didn’t really get it. I had been going to conventional gyms regularly since high school and had dabbled in some bodybuilding. To me, working out was about routine. A set number of exercises, performed in a set order, for a set amount of time. But around 2006, a […]

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Women’s weightlifting: Strong is the new skinny

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Walking into CrossFit Las Cruces, a spacious gym at 2305 E. Nevada on an early November evening, more women than men could be seen practicing lifts and loading barbells with stacks of weight. “A lot of classes, there’s more girls than guys here,” said Doris Arciero, 44, a member of CrossFit Las Cruces. “The girls are kind of dominating now, […]

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marines offer their crossfit tips

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The Marine Corps’ first-ever tactical training champions say it took grit and determination to beat some of the service’s top athletes during a three-day competition in the California desert. Now they have some advice for Marines looking to compete next year. Staff Sgt. Lauren Schoener and Cpl. Joshua Boozer edged out 30 of the service’s top […]

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CrossFit Champ Jason Khalipa shares success secrets

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Three-time Team USA CrossFit member, 2008 CrossFit champion with six Top-10 finishes, Jason Khalipa just competed in his eighth CrossFit Games. Perhaps even more than for his 2008 title, Khalipa is known for his 2009 comeback. During the opening 7.1-mile run, he went so hard that he collapsed on the course several times, finishing 72nd […]

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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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3 CrossFit Workouts Anyone Can Try

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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 of CrossFit Union Square, these quick conditioning workouts utilize full-body exercises to jack up your heart rate and inspire buckets of sweat. Translation: They’re […]

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Veterans, CrossFitters pay tribute to fallen servicemen

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ST. GEORGE – The early morning Workout of the Day for CrossFitters at CrossFit St. George was joined by members of veterans group Team Red, White and Blue in a special and unique fitness tribute to fallen servicemen and women on Memorial Day Monday. The event, known as “WOD for Warriors,” was a high intesity multiple round […]

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