Category Archive: Fitness

Apr 22

The Mood Factor

Anecdotally, there isn’t a more important factor for determining the effectiveness of my training than my mood. This concept was recently corroborated with some additional work done by none other than CrossFit Endurance’s Brian MacKenzie. It has been his experience that an athlete’s mood coming into training has been as good or better than virtually …

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Apr 22

5 Things To Look For In A CrossFit Box

www.richardallisonphotography.com New year … new box? New to CrossFit, entirely? Whether you’re fresh to the sport, having box commitment issues or just thinking about opening up your relationship in 2016, these are the things you should look for before signing on the dotted line. Tight Community A box isn’t just a gym. You’ve done that …

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Apr 22

New News

As CrossFit gains popularity, science takes a closer look. Here are the results of several studies that examined CrossFit, both as a movement and a modality. CrossFit as a Cult Next time annoying haters ask you whether CrossFit is a cult, you can tell them that it’s actually a “reinventive institution.” Or so says an …

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Apr 22

5 Ways CrossFit Training Differs From Bodybuilding …

What do lifting weights, compound exercises, cardio sessions and competing all have in common? CrossFit and bodybuilding. There’s plenty of overlap, but these athletes are firing on two completely different engines. Step into each world and you’ll see just how deep their differences are. Some athletes move from one discipline to the other for a …

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Apr 22

5 Moves to Master Before Entering the Box

Bodybuilders are quite familiar with everyday compound exercises like squats and deadlifts, but we don’t do many others … cleans-and-jerks or push presses? Sounds kind of goofy, if you ask me. In my attempt to broaden my horizons into CrossFit, though, I knew my whole repertoire was up for grabs. First-timers in a box may …

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