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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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  • How to Master the Pull Up
  • Oh pull ups. A fitness staple that pits your bodyweight against a simple bar. Where you strive to defy gravity and haul your mass just high enough to get a glimpse of the glory that lies over the crest of that bar. For a movement that looks so easy when done by pro’s, it is …

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  • Ladies – Enough Already!!
  • The other day I posted a video of one of my Bootcamp members doing box jumps during class. She was really nervous about doing them. I watched her think before attempting each jump, but no matter what – she did them! I was so proud of her, I mean cheesy smile proud. But what is …

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