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Rope Jumping #1 When it Comes to Burning Calories

While we're the first to point out that caloric expenditure is only a small part of the story when it comes to fitness and exercise, we're also not naive. The first question most people ask when contemplating a new activity is: "how many calories will I burn?" And for good reason. In our time-crunched culture [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|functional exercise|0 Comments

Age Is Just a Number

On Saturday, Joyce Snyder, age 71, participated in a Beastanetics workout on the beach in Asbury Park, NJ, making her the oldest person to date to complete a Beastanetics class. Previously, Joyce had been doing yoga and taking long walks around her local reservoir, but high intensity interval training was completely new to her. She [...]

Squatter’s Rights

Squatting is one of the most basic of human movements. We squat to sit down, field a ground ball, and use the toilet. In Beastanetics, each class includes 60 seconds of squatting. Click here for an instructional video showing our 16 favorite squats. To learn to squat properly we like to first bring our elbows [...]

The Number 1 Reason to Try CrossFit

Our guest author is Bronson Dant, the owner of CrossFit PCR in Ellicott City, Maryland. Shana and I will be leading a double unders seminar at Bronson's box on July 17. As an aside, I've now visited more than 75 CrossFit gyms around the country and have had a great experience 95% of the time. [...]

By |June 24th, 2016|CrossFit, functional exercise, HIIT|0 Comments

Rediscovering the Supine Bridge

As I was lying in down in my physical therapist's office due to yet another sports injury, I was reminded of how important it is to strengthen the glutes and hamstrings and also how simple it is to do with no equipment. Just bridge! Lie on your back. Bend your knees enough so that you [...]

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