Kendra Whittle

Kendra Whittle is a writer, novice CrossFitter, marathon runner and triathlete. She lives in St. Louis with her husband, three kids and two dogs.

Kendra Whittle

Kendra Whittle is a writer, novice CrossFitter, marathon runner and triathlete. She lives in St. Louis with her husband, three kids and two dogs.

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Why can’t I do a push up female? How to master the move and look good doing it

I’ve always looked at the cute chicks in my CrossFit box banging out 10-15 push ups, “chest to deck,” and felt two warring emotions: cheerleader-esque support (YOU GO, GIRL!) and total jealousy. They make it look SO EASY. And they aren’t easy. I ask to myself, “Why can’t I do a push up, female?” Push …

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Lunge variations for glutes: reverse lunge, walking lunge, side lunge – and how they can give you the booty of your dreams

Lunges are all about strength and stability. They challenge your balance, they fire your core, and they work many of your major muscle groups, especially in your lower body. Lunge variations for glutes are everywhere – reverse lunge, walking lunge, curtsy lunge, the list goes on and on. Plus – add in a dumbbell in …

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Deadlift dumbell: The lesser known deadlift version with variations to keep you from getting bored

Dumbbell deadlifts can be underrated, especially in a CrossFit gym where there are barbells and plates lying around. But a barbell deadlift isn’t always best, even if you’re able to lift heavier weight that way. A dumbbell deadlift set can provide a little variety to your daily workout routine and add some challenge for your …

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Flat Stomach Beginner Ab Workout: Belly Workouts that Work

Flat stomach workouts are easier to write than they are to actually implement. And why is that? Because body fat or “belly flot” is notoriously hard to lose, especially for women. I myself have struggled with my stomach area my entire life – and I mean from childhood on (thanks, evil ‘90s beauty culture). Three …

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Stretches with resistance bands that make you feel great and get more gains

If you’re reading this right now, you probably need to go stretch. Yes, really. For many athletes, stretching your body and focusing on flexibility takes a backseat to the meat of strength training or your hardcore cardio. After all, that’s where the main calorie burn and results comes from, right? Well, yeah, but don’t take …

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Female Hero WOD: A Complete Listing, and the Stories Behind Them

I remember the first time a Hero WOD actually meant something to me. Ryan1. It was a gritty five rounds of 7 muscle ups and 21 burpees, each round finishing up with a straight body jump one foot above max standing reach. It was named for Ryan Hummert2, a firefighter in Maplewood, Missouri. On July …

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