Top Four Reasons to Do CrossFit

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Anyone who has ever participated in athletics knows that regardless of the sport, it’s just as much mental as it is physical. It’s the same with working out or exercising in any capacity. You can have all the athleticism in the world, but it’s just as much about mental toughness and pushing yourself to the […]

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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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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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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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The 8 most common crossfit mistakes

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Yes you love CrossFit results, but is there such thing as training too often? (Photo: Tempura) Five years ago, not many people had heard of CrossFit, let alone participated in any sort of CrossFit Workout of the Day (a.k.a. WOD). Today, CrossFit has become one of the fastest-growing sports. There are currently more than 9,000 affiliate […]

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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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CrossFit Provides Balance to Physical Fitness

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Robby Blanchard believed he was in great physical condition. After all, he was a personal trainer at Global Fitness in Stow and ran boot camps for clients eager to get in shape. However, after taking an introductory seminar in CrossFit, Blanchard was faced with the harsh truth about his physical fitness. “I took the class […]

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What is CrossFit? The sport, science and state of mind

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“Is there a single, perfect workout? A workout with the best weight training, plyometric, flexibility and endurance exercises? A workout with the precise number of sets and repetitions? A workout that tells the athlete exactly how much weight to use? The answer is no.” That’s what the National Strength & Conditioning Association Journal concluded in […]

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Why Everyone Should Try CrossFit

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Despite my many misgivings as an athlete (or even a passable human being) I have this strange obsession with fad exercises, which lead me to try the law-suit ridden exercise of CrossFit.Will Lee does pull ups at CrossFit Smithfield in Smithfield, N.C., on April 29, 2014. The gym expanded its business with help from the […]

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