Why CrossFit Workouts are Here for the Long Haul

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If CrossFit seems to be everywhere, that’s because it is. There are close to 12,000 affiliate boxes, that’s “CrossFit-speak” for gyms, across the globe. That’s up from just 13 affiliate gyms in 2005. As college athletic programs, police academies and military bases jump on the bandwagon, it proves that this worldwide phenomenon is not just […]

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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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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

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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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King of CrossFit

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Sharyn Alfonsi profiles Greg Glassman, a brash, former gymnast who created the CrossFit workout, now the basis for a chain of gyms that has become the largest in history. The following script is from “The King of CrossFit” which aired on May 10, 2015, and was rebroadcast on September 13, 2015. Sharyn Alfonsi is the […]

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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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6 Myths the Haters Need to Stop Telling About CrossFit

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The backlash against CrossFit, the hottest and most controversial fitness program since Suzanne Somers and herThighmaster, is as intense as any Workout of the Day. In spite of the hate thrown CrossFit’s way by commentators, the program and business continue to grow — from 13 gyms in 2005 to 8,000 in October 2013, and then […]

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