Three ways crossfit made me a better human

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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 deeper level, why the workout is more than a […]

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Take a look around your local gym. You might expect to see the majority of women congregated around miscellaneous cardio equipment or perhaps mid-way through a spin class, while men are picking up the weights. But that scene is changing, and it’s changing fast, as more women take up serious weight training. “It’s no longer […]

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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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4 reasons why CrossFit really works

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If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, then learn how CrossFit works and why it’s an effective system for getting people in shape — and keeping them there. The month of January will see a huge spike in gym memberships, as people follow up on their New Year’s resolutions to get in […]

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Three ways crossfit makes you more productive

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I am a CrossFitter and I love it. Before you glaze over and think I am going to start insisting you lift something heavy, stay with me. I originally joinedCrossFit Recourse in Webster as a way to get in shape (think “a marshmallow walks into a gym…”). While it definitely has gotten me in shape, […]

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How Does CrossFit Endurance Help Train Runners?

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Most long-distance training plans adopt the standard Lydiard-based training model, which has high mileage as its cornerstone—the more miles, the better. There’s no disputing that Lydiard developed a pathway for success, which he described in detail in his book, . But is the high-mileage model the only way to the top? Or the healthiest? Lydiard […]

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IN CROSSFIT OR OLYMPIC LIFTING, LAUREN FISHER IS A POWERFUL PRESENCE

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Lauren Fisher never just blends in. On Nov. 16 in Tempe, she spent nearly 12 hours on the IronMan Arizona course, watching her older brother Andrew complete his second IronMan triathlon in personal-record time. But even in a sea of ridiculously fit triathletes, Fisher, trademark ponytail flopping, muscular quads on display under Reebok short-shorts, stood […]

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The 6 Most Brutal CrossFit WODs

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In general, CrossFit workouts can be pretty brutal. They test the limits of your strength, speed and endurance, and you’re often completing the exercises in a group setting where other guys are taking you to school. Whether you’re someone looking to try CrossFit or a veteran CrossFitter looking for a new challenge, we have the workouts that you want. […]

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Generation CrossFit

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I first saw the kettlebell at the gym. Amidst the mirrors, the gleaming weight machines, the whir of ellipticals and treadmills, it looked conspicuously medieval, primitive, even a bit sinister, as though it were part of an intricate and now obsolete system of weights and measures, or a weapon used by the barbarians when they […]

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