Anyone who has ever stepped a lifter-clad foot inside a CrossFit gym knows the workouts are more energetic than 5th Avenue during the annual Pride Parade. With a strong community, undeniable results, and a special lingo (thrusters, snatch, AMRAP, etc.), the workout phenomenon has successfully held onto, and grown, its massive following. And by massive, we do mean massive.
Squats are the most common exercise to build a dream booty but squats alone can only do so much. CrossFit is my jam, hot yoga is my Sunday ceremony, and a 5-mile run from Brooklyn to Manhattan is my pre-brunch ritual. I’m fit. I’m active. But I hate my bum — I always have.
It’s the bum that was called “too bony,” the bum I was teased for in grade and high school (“Where is it…?”), and the bum whose absence became even more apparent when I started strength training more regularly and my biceps...
Kids can be a handful. Spilt milk, temper tantrums, more energy than a can of red bull. But they’re also great. And you know what else is great? CrossFit. In the spirit of greatness, we put together a list of 11 CrossFit kids who are under the age of 12…and probably stronger than you.=
Stand for 50 percent of your workday and at the end of the day, evaluate how it felt. Look into your company’s standing desk policy, or look at investing in one for yourself at your at-home office. If you feel that 30 days wasn’t enough time to readjust your posture, go back to day 16 and repeat the last two weeks.
Running. NYC views. Sundaes. There are few things that bring us as much joy. And now, NYCer’s have an option to get all three all at once (yes, really). Mark your calendars, fam — your weekends just got a whole lot sweeter.
You may always think of her as Lizzie McGuire (who BTW was totally the original bitmoji), or the voice behind the ridiculously choreograph-able hit “Come Clean,” but Hilary Duff has come a long way since her Disney days. For one, she’s morphed into a full-on body positivity spokeswoman after having her son Luca and she’s also ditched her cosmetics to catch empowering makeup-free moments on Instagram.
Yep, it’s true. Lifting weights the wrong way or carrying an overloaded backpack can kill your back. But the complex combo of muscles, tendons, and vertebrae that make up your back can become seriously strained in other ways… like sitting.
If you want to fuel your day, workouts, and results, you’ve really got to start eating breakfast—and, no, a bowl of sugary cereal isn’t going to cut it. “Too many Americans eat soft and doughy fake food in the morning,” says celebrity fitness and nutrition coach Kyle Brown, C.S.C.S., founder of FIT 365, who, by the way, eats breakfast every single day.
In the age of desk jobs and screens everywhere, we don’t exactly spend our days running, jumping, and climbing around outside like our ancestors did. And try as we might to make up for all the time we spend sitting by hitting the gym or attending our favorite workout class, the movement we do squeeze into our day doesn’t always reflect how our ancestors moved, or challenge our bodies to their fullest potential.
Most people start CrossFit because they’re looking to lose weight, or get stronger, or get into the best shape of their life. Having played rugby in college, taught Zumba, finished a marathon, and taken up bodybuilding, for me, CrossFit wasn’t about the physical promises. I joined a CrossFit box (as the gyms are called) because I needed a job.
Casein. Whey. Hemp. Soy. I’ve added more different types of protein powder to my shaker-bottle than toppings to my morning oats. So when collagen started populating my newsfeed, I thought, “eh, why not” and so for the past month, I’ve been drinking collagen every morning.
Adaptogens are the latest wellness trend that has functional medicine guru's, bendy yogis, and even Olympians listening up, but what are adaptogens, anyway? They are a class of herbs and mushrooms that help boost your body's resistance to things like stress, sickness, and fatigue, says Holly Herrington, a registered dietitian we spoke to for What Are Adaptogens and Can They Help Power Up Your Workouts?