The CrossFit stimulus—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—prepares you for the demands of a healthy, functional, independent life and provides a hedge against chronic disease and incapacity. This stimulus is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy. The proven elements of this broad, general, and inclusive fitness, in terms of both movement and nutrition, are what we term our CrossFit Essentials.

Loneliness Is Making You Sick. CrossFit Can Help.

We live in the golden age of connectedness. Twenty-three billion text messages are sent worldwide daily; 333 billion emails; 4.8 billion users spend an average of two hours and 24 minutes on social media each day. Yet, we’re lonelier than ever, and the growing prevalence of loneliness is more than just sad. It’s a serious health issue. Now for the good news: There is a place where you can treat the whole problem all at once. In fact, there are 13,000 of them all around the world.

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Practice Makes Powerful

Everyone who’s successful at what they do starts with the fundamentals — whether it’s learning to play piano or training for the CrossFit Games. In CrossFit, if the basic principles are never truly refined, then the distance between potential and performance will always be greater than necessary.

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The Basics of CrossFit

The best way to understand CrossFit and its value as a fitness program is to experience it yourself by walking into a CrossFit gym and trying it. But we understand you may want to know what you’re getting yourself into before you take that step, so here’s a primer on the basics of CrossFit.

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180 Project — A Second Chance at Life With CrossFit and Community

Mixing CrossFit with education and life coaching, 180 Project in the United Kingdom is offering folks a second chance at life. The organization helps adolescents and adults, people struggling with addiction, and former and current inmates break away from negative life cycles while providing a safe space and supportive community to help them rebuild their lives physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. Watch now and learn more about this inspiring organization.

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Invisible Wounds and Raising Awareness of Veteran Suicide

Many people know someone who has been impacted by veteran suicide. Participation in CHAD1000X is an opportunity to honor lives lost to this epidemic. And Chad Wilkinson's story is one of many. CrossFit’s Managing Editor Nicole Peyton joins this episode to share her story and personal connection to this cause. Nicole will honor her late husband and U.S. Army veteran Chad Peyton.

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CrossFit Gyms Join Forces to Support Veterans

CrossFit Choice and CrossFit PSKC recently joined forces to complete a charity event in support of military veterans. The two gyms, which are located on separate continents, found a common goal in supporting programs that help veterans struggling with mental-health issues and provide outreach programs and assistance during their transitions to civilian life. Their efforts are a testament to the power of community and shared purpose.

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What Is a Snatch?

The snatch, the queen of the Olympic lifts, is performed by lifting the barbell from the ground to overhead in one smooth motion. With an average time of 1.5 seconds to complete the lift, the snatch is widely considered the fastest and most powerful lift in the world — it’s also the most technical and requires skill, precision, and requisite strength.

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Pregnancy and Athletic Performance in CrossFit

“I’m pregnant — is CrossFit safe for me? Which movements? How hard can I work out?” The short answer? Yes, it’s safe to train CrossFit while pregnant. Dr. Allison Strnad, M.D., Dr. Jaime Seeman, M.D., and CrossFit’s Nicole Christensen (CF-L4) joined moderator Mike Giardina (CF-L4) at the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, to answer those questions and more in this CrossFit Health panel discussion.

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