What do we call those people who don't think women should take a back seat, a second place or a lower rung on the ladder because we have vaginas and breasts? What word should replace "feminist"?
Some people might argue it takes courage to sign up for the CrossFit Open and do the Open workouts. But it also takes courage to get a low score on an Open workout and submit it anyhow.
There was that sharp, metallic taste of blood in my mouth (apparently, this can happen after an extremely intense work out). I was huffing and puffing like a birthing water buffalo. But I was alive. And I felt amazing.
Chloie Jonnson is a transgender female and CrossFit athlete fighting for her rights to compete as a female in the CrossFit Games. CrossFit has issue...
The point is not that CrossFit is just for Christians. People from all faith traditions are represented at the CrossFit Games Open, including those of no faith. But the fact that Christianity is so openly aligned with the CrossFit community is remarkable.
At this age group, the goal is without a doubt more activity. But because it's also essentially a HIIT workout, which we know burns calories and fat while improving fitness levels, even adults could benefit from a little CrossFit for kids.
So if you told me even five years ago that I would own and run a small business with my husband (in the fitness industry, no less!), I would have spit out my Frappuccino and laughed hard. Really hard. We opened our gym in the East Village in June of 2013. I have never "worked" a day since.
In spite of what the media propagates, health experts, personal trainers, and doctors all agree that a fit pregnancy is safe and highly encouraged, so lets talk about the best ways to get you moving.
If you decide to get your exercise through the CrossFit program, it's important to know that the motivation that comes from the "communal aspect" of CrossFit can become very dangerous if taken to the extreme. Too hard and too fast isn't a healthy strategy.
The point of course is not to avoid increases in risk at the detriment of our development; but rather, to understand the real risks that exist and try our best to mitigate them. There's not a lot we can do to avoid a freak accident, that's why it's called a "freak accident" and not "terrible thing you should have expected."
All you people out there think us CrossFitters have it so easy because we are in amazing shape and are great athletes, but no one ever stops to think that we have feelings and problems too! You are all so insensitive to our everyday struggles.
Once you set up a plan that continually increases your strength and your endurance, and that also controls your diet, you're Training, and your goal is now being prepared for, not wished for.
There's so much in life we can't change or overcome. There are burdens that we can never put down. But for an hour each day Annie and I climb, pull, carry, and push ourselves to new heights and weights. We overcome things that we thought we couldn't.
During this seven-year period of time I've become quite familiar with the system and the people who developed it, I've watched it change significantly over these years, and I've come to hold several opinions regarding CrossFit. Some of them I will share with you here.
The day I completed the "Murph" -- named after Lieutenant Michael Murphy from Patchogue, NY, who died in Afghanistan -- I finally understood the connection. By going deeper into the "being-ness" of physicality, we honored what he had lost. It made a kind of weird sense.
Let's be honest: One of a CrossFitter's biggest pet peeves is when someone comes up and says "Oh, you drank the Kool-Aid, huh?"