How Many Calories Does CrossFit Really Burn


In 1995 out of a small gym in Santa Cruz, CrossFit was born. The small gym sparked a flame, which has grown at an incredible pace into unbelievable popularity. If you do not do CrossFit yourself, chances are you know at least five people who do. And even those who are not avid members of a CrossFit gym […]

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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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Train Your Brain With CrossFit


ercise isn’t just a pastime to help you lose weight. Exercise does just as much, if not more, good to you brain as it does your body. It’s common sense that after a workout, you feel exhausted and drained. These feelings create positive and long-lasting effects on both your body and your mind because you […]

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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 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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Why your kids should be doing crossfit

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There was something unusual about the gym I had just arrived at in Long Island City. Each kettle bell could fit in the palm of my hand. The stacks of tires appeared to have come from regular-sized cars, as opposed to massive tractors. The average athlete appeared to be somewhere around four feet tall. This […]

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Women’s weightlifting: Strong is the new skinny


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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Personal Trainer to the Stars opts for CrossFit


  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 disciples include wide spectrum of athletes


Rain pelted the parking lot and lightning flashed overhead as the loud claps of thunder Thursday night competed with the clanging of metal weights inside CrossFit Roscoe. The garage doors were open to reveal the inside of the spacious workout center, but the handful of athletes inside seemed oblivious to the noisy spectacle outside. They […]

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