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Testing Aerobic Power and Overall Fitness – The Level Method

CrossFit has four ways to define fitness (and many fitness pros don’t even have a definition…do you?). CrossFit references 4 standards to define fitness: Performing well in Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, Accuracy (Basic Physical Skills) Being able to perform any of an infinitely random...

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Handstand Practice Routine – Oh Yes You Can

I’m getting serious about handstands. They have been a goal for me since I turned 50. In the intervening four years, I have been strength training and working on core and back strength a lot. Over 50 and added muscle and now adding skills. We’re told to expect to lose...

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Why My Kids CrossFit and You Should Too

Today, I’m thinking about my kids’ fitness. They’re gamers and readers and academically gifted. Neither is into sports or healthy eating. I got them interested in CrossFit this summer watching the CrossFit Games and talking to them about my experiences at my box. My teens (14, 15) have been with...

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Glassman Educates the Doctors After Suing…Everybody

There are so many things to love about CrossFit. The WODs, of course. The camaraderie. The memes. But today I love most of all the lawsuits. Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit, is at war with…everybody. He’s gone after Reebok for business impropriety. He went after the National Strength and Conditioning...

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That One Girl Who Treats You Badly

You know the one. Every time you see her, you want to be with her. You love your time together, and brief as it is, she just wrecks you. But after a day or two, you realize how badly she treats you. Oh, everyone has a love/hate relationship with Fran....

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Attending the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) Course

I attended the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course (CF-L1) this past weekend and wanted to share my experience. I won’t know whether I passed the test when I post this [edit 8/27/2018–I passed]. I feel like I did, but regardless, I got so much out of this weekend. It was a...