CrossFit

We Want to Do CrossFit — or, Really, Any Workout — With Laura Prangley

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You know how you see people on TV or online, and you're like: Yeah, we could be friends. Kind of like how we are about Bob, Dooce and Gwen? Well, we have a new imaginary BFF to add to that list: Laura Prangley. Laura has been a comedian and writer for years, but Erin just hipped me to this …
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Workout I Did: Light-Medium-Heavy

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It's easy to get stuck in a rut with workouts, even without you realizing it! You go to do your usual moves and grab the same weight of dumbbells. You go to swing the kettlebells and you pick up your usual one. You decide to do some box jumps, and pick the same box height every time. You set off to …
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13 Things to Expect in Your First CrossFit Workout

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To keep your motivational mojo going, we here at FBG thought it would be fun to share the inside scoop on a few of our favorite things --- from workouts to races to healthy eats. So if you've been wanting to try out a new healthy thing but are a bit intimidated or afraid to try it, have no fear, the …
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My Fitness Holy Grail: The Pull-Up

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I remember when the movie G.I. Jane came out. (Am I dating myself here? Oh, God, I totally am.) I was enamored with it. So much so that I went as G.I. Jenn for Halloween that year. (Clever, I know.) Up until that point in my life I'd never really seen women doing pull-ups and push-ups like a dude, …
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Review: Bob Harper’s The Skinny Rules Workout DVD Set

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Oh, Bob. It's been too long. Far, far too long. And now that you're returning to our television screens for what looks to be an amazing 15th season of The Biggest Loser, we thought: What better time to review your newest The Skinny Rules Workout DVDs than now, in anticipation of you being a part of …
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How I Learned to Love Burpees (Seriously)

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Is there a single exercise more dreaded that the burpee? I think not. Any time it shows up in a workout at my gym, you'll hear a collective GROAN. And a: "Ah, man. Burpees? I hate burpees!" (Which is part of the reason why this shirt really cracks me up.) And, I used to be in that groaning crowd. …
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Workout I Did: Low-Impact Tabata in the Backyard

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I love my gym. But sometimes, you get busy, can't make the WOD and have to get creative. Which is exactly what Ryan and I did on a random Saturday afternoon. I was still nursing the stress fracture in my foot at the time (update: I can now run a mile without pain or swelling --- hooray!), so we put …
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Workout I Did: A Throwdown WOD (With Modifications!)

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Do you guys remember how I did the Throwdown last year? That big ol' crazy three-day competition that my gym holds? Well, they held it again this year, and IT. WAS. AWESOME. Even though I had qualified to compete a couple months ago, I had to move down to the complete category and skip about half of …
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Review: Fit Four…Weight-Lifting!

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We are all about women lifting heavy weights. In fact, we wrote a whole post about how awesome and empowering it is---and how it's one of the best ways to change your body for the healthier (and stronger---growl!). But while lifting heavy weights can make you feel like a fit and confident She-Ra, it …
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Bad News: Stress Fracture in My Foot. Good News: I’m Okay With It

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If you've been a long-time reader of FBG, you may remember the time I injured my butt, right before I ran my first (and most likely only) marathon. You may also remember me handling said injury not so great. That I felt down about it, sad and kind of just blah. And that it took lots of work and time …
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