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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Five Types of Gym Bullies and How To Beat Them at Their Own Games

One of my absolute favorite things about CrossFit is that, for the most part, it’s a big family. I have coaches that motivate me, push me, but also – really, really care about me and my fitness journey. I have gym buddies who are always there to commiserate over wall balls or celebrate a new …

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Noshing at Night: Why it Might Not Be a Good Habit, and How to Break It

I’m a sucker for a big bowl of cereal right before bedtime. I don’t understand it, I likely never will, but the clock will strike 10 p.m., right in the middle of my Working Moms Netflix binge-fest, and suddenly it hits me. And oh, it hits hard. Not just a “Hm, you know what sounds …

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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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