Tagged: fitness

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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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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...

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Age Better With Power Exercise

As an older adult, you’ll see benefits from training for power more than strength. What is “power”? Power is explosive strength training; it’s when you move weight fast. Jumping, punching, or simply a fast bicep curl is training for power rather than strength. Power exercise develops strength but also functional...

Changing Habits For Your Kids

Do you play with your children, or is it too hard? I know what that’s like — wanting to run the playground, jump rope, play basketball, or swim with them…but I was deconditioned and fat. I sat and watched them instead. Don’t miss these years. Change your life and you...