It’s no secret weightlifting and CrossFit WODs require a decent set of gear. Proper preparation is essential with all the muscle stress and joint pressure caused by Olympic lifting and high volume bodyweight lifts. The human body is an amazing machine, and over time, progressive loads become easier and easier as muscle growth occurs. However, as you push the bounds of your limits, it’s smart to consider investing in some gear. In pursuing fitness goals, you'll find wrist wraps provide a number of useful benefits.
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A lot can change in a year. For Shannon Longfield, 365 days of discipline and hard work led to losing 98 pounds, eliminating 6 medications, and nearly eliminating Lupus symptoms.
In February 2017, Shannon entered Hellroaring CrossFit with stiff joints, difficulty doing basic movements, and uncertainty. She quickly found a warm community and an inspiring coach who championed her goals and desire to pursue a healthier life.
52 weeks later, and with tremendous discipline, Shannon went from being offered a handicap sticker to rediscovering her sense of adventure and training for a half marathon.
After 52 weeks of tremendous discipline and effort, Shannon has gone from being near-handicap to rediscovering her sense of outdoor adventure and training for a half-marathon.
Read Shannon’s inspirational interview below!
Samantha was 21 and obese. She avoided pictures and looking at herself in the mirror. First she started running, then doing workout videos, next she picked up a set of pink dumbbells, and finally; Samantha found a CrossFit video, titled "Beauty in Strength."
Inspired by the strong and fit female bodies seen in CrossFit, Samantha was immediately hooked. Her pink dumbbells were soon joined by kettlebells. Apartment workouts soon turned into garage gym and barbell workouts. Her fitness evolved from running to thrusters, snatches, and cleans.
And in spite of losing everything in the 2015 California Valley Fire and fighting through Endometriosis, Samantha has embraced CrossFit and discovered both her health and passion.
Read Samantha's full story here!
We love one pot meals, or in this case, one skillet! For southwest lovers, this combines plenty of healthy veggies with a bit of heat.
Check out the full recipe below!
About a year ago, Alan Stengel peaked at 320lbs. Lethargy, difficulty completing simple tasks, and random pains and anxiety constantly drained his energy.
Feeling trapped in his own body, Alan finally decided to make a change. Reuniting with some friends at an engagement party, he learned about CrossFit from a friend. With a little convincing, Alan did his first partner WOD and was immediately hooked.
In hardly 12 months, Alan has shed over 100 pounds and gotten into the best shape of his life. He is embracing his newfound health by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and money to fund college tuition for students in Kenya.
Read more of Alan's amazing journey below!
By 2016, Abbey had faced extreme adversity. She suffered the death of her best friend, weight gain, and losing her career as a firefighter. Sinking into a deep depression, she faced more life changes as the military moved her and her husband halfway across the US.
Nonetheless, she took it as a fresh start. During her daily work commute, she passed CrossFit Ergon. On April 26, 2016, Abbey made one of the best decisions of her life. She gathered the courage to make a change.
Read Abbey's full interview with WOD Fever below!
There are more CrossFit gyms in the world than Starbucks in the US.
Let that sink in a moment.
CrossFit began its monumental growth in 2000, soaring to over 13,000 locations in 2017. The cult-like fanaticism of its followers has led it to become the most dominant fitness trend of all time.
Anyone who does CrossFit absolutely loves it. Anyone who doesn’t do it, loves to bash the “CrossFit cult”. Between all the AMRAPs, WODs, and Metcons, CrossFit athletes push through some insane conditions (many self-inflicted) that bring most other athletes to shame.
The daily course of events for a CrossFitter probably scares off a lot of people who don’t drink the Kool-Aid.
Check out the list below for some of our favorites!
CrossFit boxes around the world are doing the "Jacinto Storm" WOD this week in honor of Jacinto Bonilla, the oldest athlete to compete in the CrossFit Games.
Jacinto Bonilla turned 78 on July 3rd. After a lifelong passion for sports and bodybuilding, he first walked into a CrossFit gym in 2006 at the age of 67. While he knew some of the techniques, Jacinto quickly learned how rigorous the training was and soon fell in love with the regimen...