CrossFit’s Greatest Misconceptions

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CrossFit is a cult. Everyone who does CrossFit gets hurt. They’re all on the Paleo diet. It’s just a fitness fad. Who wants to look like a damn bodybuilder anyway? Anyone who participates in CrossFit hears these criticisms over and over, but they aren’t true. What is CrossFit? It’s a form of fitness that incorporates Olympic weightlifting, interval training and […]

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7 Myths That Make Everyone Hate on CrossFit

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Crossfitter and Navy veteran Amanda Burrill writes on her experiences with CrossFit and the misconceptions behind the trend. CrossFit is the hottest thing since skinny jeans, and with all the hype and attention, there is bound to be some hate. But, unlike the Kardashian mania, this hate is unwarranted. Here I present some CrossFit misconceptions […]

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How Many Calories Does CrossFit Really Burn

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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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CrossFit: The New Religion

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In a discussion at Harvard Divinity School on Thursday night, Greg Glassman, the co-founder of CrossFit, spoke of the intangible, mental, and social benefits that he says his fitness company delivers to customers. Moderators at Thursday’s event likened the communal environment at CrossFit to the type of community that Americans have historically received from church. […]

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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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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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Learning to Love Working Out (and CrossFit)

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have always hated exercise. Since I was a round little schoolgirl I groaned when it was time for PE. It meant having to run around and kick or throw or catch a ball — none of which I was good at. I always preferred sitting over running. I liked my heart rate at a resting […]

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Why CrossFit is Better Than Yoga

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Here’s what we know: Going to the gym is a top resolution every year—and most people fail at keeping it, at least for the long run. According to new data from data intelligence firm Cardlytics, 46 percent of new gym customers drop off by the end of January, and nearly 80 percent of them give […]

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Train Your Brain With CrossFit

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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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