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Spotted barbell biceps curls and white A-shirts, with just a hint of oil in place of sweat?
Men’s Journal might have rethought the opening image for “When to Fire Your Personal Trainer: 4 Red Flags.”
Nothing wrong with barbell curls, of course, but if you’re writing an article on identifying quality personal trainers, leading with an oiled-up bro-session curl shot does little to set the table and create an atmosphere of professionalism.
Then again, the image will indeed… Continue Reading
What’s holding you back, and why do you let it?
The legless man in the wheelchair made a very strong point without saying anything.
On the way to the gym for a workout, I was bemoaning my situation and wishing I didn’t have to do a 5-kilometer run. My inner monologue alternated between bitching about my tight left hip and outlining the reasons I prefer power to endurance.
You know the drill. I longed for… Continue Reading
Older trainees can prove that aging populations need not be diseased populations.
I’m older than 86 percent of the Earth’s population.
I’m an aging academic. I’m an aging parent. I’m an aging worker. I’m an aging trainee. And I am part of one of the largest segments of our population: 33 percent of us are over 50 years of age.
If you look at any textbook within exercise academia, you will generally find aged individuals, older individuals and… Continue Reading
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