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Crossfit Equipment Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Crossfit Equipment.

The Most Undervalued Piece of Equipment in the Gym

Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the...  Read more

The Iron Truth about Kettlebell Training

Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor...  Read more

7 Times It's OK to Skip a Workout

Sometimes when we miss a workout, we know full well that we are just making "the dog ate my homework" types of excuses that wouldn't fool anyone—not even you! But then there are the times when we have a valid reason for skipping a...  Read more

Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas

You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func...  Read more

VIDEO: 9-Minute Total Lower Body Workout

(Scroll down to push 'play' on the video player.) For more information about this video, please scroll down to read the text below the video player. About This Workout Tone your entire lower body without any equipment with t...  Read more

Counting exercise calories for Crossfit
Updated 3/25/2014 1:04:41 PM

I do Crossfit on average 3/week. I just started using this site, so not sure how to count the exercises. We do so many it's too cumbersome to individually list everything each time I go. I was thinking an average of 300 calories is burned for the hou...  Read more

No impact cardio without equipment
Updated 1/25/2014 11:24:29 AM

Hi Sparkers! To make a long story short, I've got an old foot injury that has been causing me trouble recently and needs some medical attention, but my insurance doesn't kick in until the end of March (grr!!) Between now and when I can get...  Read more

what exercise equipment do you own?
Updated 1/27/2014 12:48:03 AM

So far I have bought an exercise ball, resistance bands, 3 pound free weights (my mom already has 5 pound ones), an aerobic stepper and a barbell. I have several exercise dvds also. We have a treadmill in my house but I prefer walking outside....  Read more

How do I choose a good Crossfit box?
Updated 1/13/2014 8:30:21 AM

I'm interested in joining Crossfit, but a quick Google search turned up 10 different Crossfir boxes within 20 minutes of my house. How in the world do I choose which one to join? Obviously I prefer the box with the most knowledgeable trainers, but be...  Read more

Need help understanding my weight equipment!
Updated 1/7/2014 7:07:23 PM

Hey guys, I want to start incorporating weights into my work-out routines but I'm not familiar with all of the equipment. If you have experience working with weights & machines, please watch the video I have on my blog and give me your advice an...  Read more

HOCKEY - Learn to Play as an Adult and Burn TONS of Calories!!!!

Have fun and burn amazing amounts of calories by learning a new sport - Hockey! I usually burn between 700-1100 calories during a 60-75 minute session. I don't even realize it because I'm having so much fun! Check your local ice rink for an adult...  Read more

Dog-driven jog

Dotty-the-Dog and I head to the front door several times during the day (ie: Commercials on TV, between chores) and when she gets outside she either takes off down the drive or "bows" to me the way dogs do--Taking off means a brisk walk around our lo...  Read more

Weight Training for a Healthier Life

This team is for anyone with an interest in living healthier through incorporating weight training by using free weights, weight machines, cardio techniques or other equipment such as medicine balls....  Read more

5 Reasons I've Never Tried CrossFit

During the last few years, ultra-intense workouts have been gaining popularity—and not just among athletes or hardcore exercisers who are gluttons for self-punishment. Even the relatively unfit and overweight are jumping at the chance to push t...  Read more

We Tried It: CrossFit

"Let's try this," the email from my roommate said. Attached was a Groupon deal that was certainly intriguing -- 20 CrossFit classes for $20 at a studio quite close to where I live. And considering I'd been interested in trying Cross...  Read more