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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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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Personal Trainer to the Stars opts for CrossFit

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  Mackie Shilstone, the fitness guru and personal trainer to pro athletes including tennis ace Serena Williams and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, has a high tolerance for punishing workouts. He says the best way to train top athletes is to learn their sport and exercise alongside them. “I become them—I’m a chameleon,” Mr. Shilstone […]

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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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The best gym for startups

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It’s surreal to see an entire startup engineering team that could double as a crew of volunteer firefighters. Yet, for the growing list of startups that are sending their workforce to the Navy Seal-friendly gym phenomenon, CrossFit, having an entire team of buff employees is surprisingly realistic. “We carry so much more energy throughout the […]

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CrossFit Helping People Recover From Injuries

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QUINCY, ILL. — QTown CrossFit is giving a new meaning to the popular fitness training. These high-intensity functional movements are being done by athletes around the world. But QTown is taking away the high-intensity portion for a class to help bodies with a little more wear and tear, be able to do everyday movements. “Our […]

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CROSSFIT: 3 MENTAL TOUGHNESS TIPS

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You don’t have to be a CrossFitter to apply some of their strategies for mental toughness to your own workout. Here are three tips to develop a stronger mind and a better physique! If you saw any of the 2014 CrossFit Games in July, I’m sure you noticed some of the incredible physiques cheering in […]

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JOSH TURNER COMPETES IN CROSSFIT OPEN

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You can now add CrossFit competitor to Josh Turner’s list of accomplishments.  The “Lay Low” hitmaker first became interested in the sport that combines aerobics, gymnastics and weight lifting after seeing CrossFit Champion Rich Froning on the cover of Muscle & Fitness, and then running into him in the Nashville airport. “He casually asked if […]

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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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Kettlebell Training: What You Need To Know

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Did someone say kettleball? It’s kettlebell to be precise, and it’s all the rage nowadays. Originally a counter-weight on Russian farms, kettlebells have managed to make the move from underground strength training equipment to mainstream muscle builder. Thanks in part to a few cameos on “The Biggest Loser,” and the soaring popularity of CrossFit, kettlebells have become […]

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