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Michelle Tipsword

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73-Year-Old Powerlifter Proves Age Is Nothing But a Number

The common (mis)conception is that humans—especially women—lose strength as they age. What you could do at 25, for example, you likely won’t be able to do at 65.Well, I’ve got good news for you. There is never an age that is too old to start working out.  Try telling that to 73-year-old Mary Duffy. The …

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CrossFit Wall Walk for Women: How To Master It, Benefits, and Scaling Options

Debuting in the 2021 CrossFit Open, wall walks are a true test of shoulder stability and core strength. And, love them or hate them, they really are here to stay—especially if the 2021 Games and 2022 Open workouts are any indication. Since all signs point to us likely seeing wall walks again in the next …

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10 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Stronger & How to Fix Them

No matter what your individual fitness goals are, everyone wants to get stronger. Whether you’re looking to crack a 150-pound snatch or you just want to be able to effectively back squat below parallel, there’s some element of improved strength in every person’s fitness journey. But if you find yourself training day in and day …

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Why a Social Support Network Is Key to Achieving Your Goals – & How to Find Yours

Humans are stubborn creatures, often thinking that sheer will and grit will get us to our goals. And, when it comes to certain aspects of our lives, such as whether or not to work on that important project or stare at our Facebook feed, or whether you eat one cookie or an entire box of …

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Do You Pee During Double-Unders? Here’s Some Advice to Fix It

If you know the terror that seeing three rounds of 40 double-unders in a WOD can strike in your heart, you may be someone who pees during jumps. Or, your problem may not even be double-unders but box jumps, heavy deadlifts, or even squats. Perhaps you also find that you pee when you sneeze, cough, …

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15 Problems Only Female Athletes Will Understand

Being a CrossFitter is like being part of a super-exclusive club. We’ve got our own language, we see one another every day, and we support one another through thick and thin. And sometimes, that super-exclusive club isn’t well understood by people in the wider world. Whether it’s your spouse, your kids, your co-workers, or your …

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