CrossFit is often considered the epitome of extreme fitness. At any one time, there are upwards of half a million CrossFitters around the world putting their bodies through hellish workouts designed to test each individual’s physical and mental capabilities. For many CrossFitters, these workouts are about competition. After all, being able to complete an exercise with little to no rest phases sets you apart from your peers – demonstrating your ability to push your body beyond its limits until it can no longer function. However, some have opted for highly illegal ways of showing just how far they are willing to push themselves during these workouts – most noticeably by using steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).
The use of steroids in sports has been around since before Greek sport began. As early as 547 B.C., the ancient Greeks used mysterious substances such as oil and silicium that were believed to give their athletes an edge in athletic competitions . Although medical concerns regarding steroid use in athletics exist today , research suggests that between 1972 and 1996  more than 1% of elite athletes had taken PEDs . In this era, quality professional baseball players typically averaged 12 years old at their first season and played professionally until they were 32–34 years old, so we should truly be surprised when we see figures like David Cone (a former pitcher for the New York Yankees) taking performance enhancing drugs at age 31 while continuing his career
How Do I Do The Kettlebell Swing Crossfit?
The Kettlebell Swings Crossfit is a relatively simple exercise at first glance, but as you go for those kettlebell swings, your grip starts to stiffen. As the grip gets worse and worse, it’s time to stop and re-grip. Pushing yourself to stay focused on the wrists as the forearms fatigue will help you beat mental barriers so you can finish out this move. It’s no secret how difficult Kettlebell Swings Crossfit can be, we’re here to help by providing some visual cueing and coaching cues for you through this tutorial: The Kettlebell Swing Crossfit: The No Sweat Edition of All Things Functional Strength Training!
Home and Bodyweight Crossfit WODs – A BROTHER ABROAD
BLOG CrossFit is a style of fitness training that focuses heavily on the type of explosive, Olympic weightlifting movements seen in action movies, only at much faster speeds. CrossFitters also perform a wide variety of gymnastic and strength-resistance exercises – all to achieve maximum strength and conditioning – NOT because they enjoy standing on an unstable wobble board with 180lb dumbbells… Read more … A brief history of Crossfit Crossfit was founded for endurance athletes by Greg Glassman, Dave Castro , and Mike Burgener in 2003 . They began doing “WOD’s” (Workout Of The Day) which were timed workouts based around the events that happened throughout the day. While it was called “Extreme Muscle Testing” or “High Intensity Interval Training” their first year, they quickly realized … Read more …