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Roman Khrennikov – Second on The Podium, Champion in Our Hearts

A funny thing happened to me right before the 2023 CrossFit Games. I broke my left foot. Specifically – I broke my fifth metatarsal. I’d like to say it was an awesome fitness story, but really, it was fairly pathetic. I was doing box step ups with a 25-lb weight (The prescribed Rx weight, I …

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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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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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