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Dad-bod-gate: Jason Momoa’s fickle fans and why body shaming just needs to stop

US Weekly recently posted a picture of Jason Momoa on vacation in Venice. I’m sure you all remember him for his role in Aquaman, when all anyone could talk about for a month was his shredded and well-muscled physique. Oh and the hair, of course.  However, this photo in Venice looked a little different from …

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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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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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Success Story Of People Doing CrossFit®:Kayce Grant

Check out Kayce, a family-oriented CrossFit mom who started her CrossFit workout 18 months ago. Kayce is highly driven and a competitive person. She can’t wait to make her physical activity up to another level and be more empowered! Check her out, here! Name: Kayce Grant Affiliate Box: Crossfit Big Spring Tell us a little …

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