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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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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Toes to Bar Substitutes Guaranteed to Help You Master the Move

During one of my very first classes at my new CrossFit box, still early enough in my fitness journey that I didn’t know the difference between a squat and a snatch, I was introduced to the gymnastics phenomenon that is the toes to bar. My first thought was misplaced confidence. “Oh, I could do that! …

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Oh, baby! A Mama-to-Be’s Pregnant Gym Workout Plan

First we hugged. Then we cried. Then we spent about 10 minutes staring at the positive pregnancy test, the enormity of becoming parents in approximately nine months only beginning to set in. But like many first time expecting parents, my husband and I were filled with unbelievable excitement…but also a million questions around how to …

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