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The Orienteering WOD

By Cameron Sinclair

In Workouts

September 26, 2011

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Intelligence isn’t one of the 10 components of fitness, but you’ll need your brain to finish Cameron Sinclair’s New York City orienteering WOD.

The sport of orienteering originated in Sweden as a form of military training. It has since spread to most corners of the world but remains an obscure pursuit, a challenging mix of intellect and fitness.

In New Zealand, where I grew up, orienteering was a fundamental part of the high-school outdoor-education… Continue Reading

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June 01, 2011

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Creative CrossFitters create new workouts every day. Blair Morrison continues the search for signature workouts from around the world.

“I could totally do a pull-up on that branch.”

CrossFit changed the way we view the world. Tree branches became pull-up bars, picnic tables turned into plyo boxes and swing sets seemed like great places to hang a set of rings. And that rock over there? You should probably overhead squat it.

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CrossFit Four Corners

By Alison Patenaude

In Kids, Workouts

May 17, 2011

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Alison Patenaude shares a simple, fun game that will keep CrossFit Kids moving.

Training Kids is about getting fit while having fun, so workout games are great for keeping young athletes engaged and moving.

Four Corners is fun fitness game that’s a little like musical chairs—without the chairs, of course. We want the kids moving, not sitting!

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In Workouts

May 06, 2011

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Creative CrossFitters create new workouts every day. Ryan Ford continues the search for signature workouts from around the world.

“I could totally do a pull-up on that branch.”

Greg Glassman changed the way CrossFitters view the world. Tree branches became pull-up bars, picnic tables turned into plyo boxes and swing sets seemed like great places to hang a set of rings. And that rock over there? You should probably overhead… Continue Reading

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In Workouts

April 11, 2011

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Creative CrossFitters create new workouts every day. Emily Beers continues the search for signature workouts from around the world.

“I could totally do a pull-up on that branch.”

Greg Glassman changed the way CrossFitters view the world. Tree branches became pull-up bars, picnic tables turned into plyo boxes and swing sets seemed like great places to hang a set of rings. And that rock over there? You should probably overhead… Continue Reading

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In Workouts

February 23, 2011

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Creative CrossFitters create new workouts every day. Todd Occhiuto continues the search for signature workouts from around the world.

“I could totally do a pull-up on that branch.”

Greg Glassman changed the way CrossFitters view the world. Tree branches became pull-up bars, picnic tables turned into plyo boxes and swing sets seemed like great places to hang a set of rings. And that rock over there? You should probably overhead… Continue Reading

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In Workouts

February 21, 2011

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Creative CrossFitters create new workouts every day. Mike Warkentin begins the search for signature workouts from around the world.

“I could totally do a pull-up on that branch.”

Greg Glassman changed the way CrossFitters view the world. Tree branches became pull-up bars, picnic tables turned into plyo boxes and swing sets seemed like great places to hang a set of rings. And that rock over there? You should probably… Continue Reading

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Worst. WOD. Ever.

By Richard Grimes

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October 13, 2010

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CrossFit has no shortage of grueling workouts, but Richard Grimes goes in search of the most unpleasant WOD ever devised.

A CrossFitter, an endurance runner and a triathlete sat in a bar drinking and telling stories about the hardest workout they’ve ever done—the one they never wanted to do again. The endurance runner started.

“Endurance running is the toughest sport there is. For one workout, I ran a hundred miles through the desert with… Continue Reading

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