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September 21, 2016
Nice deadlift. What’s your Helen time?
We’re well aware of your snatch PR.
We can indeed hear you grunting as you rep out.
We know you hold the top spot on the squat leaderboard.
And yes, we know all about your big bag of supplements, your special gear, your amp-up music and your pre-lift routine.
But a great many of us really don’t care about your strength numbers.
Here’s why: You’re in a CrossFit program.
This, of course, is not to… Continue Reading
We challenge you to improve your mental fitness by reading our Founder and CEO’s CrossFit Journal articles.
“When we explained that we thought our workouts were so effective that if we were to post one every day, someone would eventually find them, try them, have great results, and come back and tell friends, the dot-comers laughed heartily and condescendingly chortled, ‘Ahhhh, the old grassroots approach!’”
Greg Glassman wrote that in the 2005 CrossFit Journal article “www.crossfit.com.”
On Feb. 10, 2001, the first workout of the day went up on… Continue Reading
Updated Aug. 18 to correct stats for chronic disease in the United States and worldwide, 2014 stats for deaths in the United States due to chronic disease, and CDC estimates on the number of diabetics in 2050.
Updated Aug. 29 to clarify medical expenditures related to treating the chronically diseased.
Adapted from CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman’s Level 1 Certificate Course lectures Feb. 27, 2016, in San… Continue Reading
CrossFit athletes talk about their shift from aesthetic to performance goals and how they learned to be happy with the results.
In June 2016, a group of athletes ran hill sprints as part of Reebok CrossFit One Training Grounds, an invite-only camp for CrossFit Games qualifiers.
It was hot that day. At the top of the hill, after the sprints were done, seven of the women posed for a photo. Six of them had their shirts off… Continue Reading
August 10, 2016
The anti-sugary-drink movement grows as an increasing number of lawmakers propose measures similar to those used to curb smoking.
Soda is going the way of the cigarette.
The number of cities, states and countries considering a legislative measure targeting sugar-sweetened beverages is growing. From taxes to health-warning labels, the efforts mimic the American anti-tobacco movement that began in the 1950s. And while soda and cigarettes aren’t identical… Continue Reading
Steve Wingo explains how to create a study plan that will help you earn the Certified CrossFit Trainer credential.
My experience is important because of who I am not.
I’m not a CrossFit Seminar Staff member or longtime coach from one of the original CrossFit affiliates. Other than the CrossFit courses I’ve taken, I have not been mentored on a daily basis at any of the well-known boxes teeming with master coaches. I… Continue Reading
To move all significant health markers in the right direction, do more work faster, trainers say.
The only way to know intensity is to experience it.
It is not a mythical creature born of grunting loudest, sweating most or cheering excitedly. It is also not a matter of opinion. It’s physics. Scientifically speaking, intensity is defined as power: force multiplied by distance, then divided by time. Simply put: Intensity is doing more work faster.
July 21, 2016
Admit it: You’ve shaved a rep.
Maybe you’ve even shaved entire rounds off workouts. You might have even lied about loads or times.
Guess what: Your coach noticed. And so did the other people in the class.
Thankfully, cheaters are relatively rare in CrossFit, perhaps because “so much of repugnant behavior is about trying to get something for nothing, and the CrossFitters inherently don’t believe that it’s… Continue Reading