The CrossFit craze doesn’t seem like it’s going to die down anytime soon. In fact, according to a recent Fitbie article, this year’s CrossFit Games sold out within days of tickets going on sale. In 2011, spectators didn’t even fill up half of the 12,000-seat venue. So why has the strength and conditioning program—which mixes sprinting, jumping rope, and other forms of high-intensity cardio with functional exercises performed with all sorts of equipment, including barbells, dumbbells, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and more—earned so many devout followers? According to CrossFit Games athlete Cheryl Brost, a 41-year-old mother of two, it’s because…
Today's WOD (Workout of the Day)
World-Class Fitness in 100 Words:
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports. ~Greg Glassman
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