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Starting young: Young Athletes provides solid foundation

There’s CrossFit for kids and CrossFit for adults — but there is also a class aimed at those who fall in between, called Young Athletes. The program, aimed at those age 13 and older, focuses on increasing physical competence in 10 fitness domains: cardio and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance …

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In the 2018 Open

The CrossFit Open is a worldwide affair. It’s a time for athletes from different countries, backgrounds and abilities to come together for five workouts — one per week from the end of February through the last week of March. Each workout is announced on a Thursday night and athletes have until Monday to complete it …

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Young Athletes provides space for mental and physical growth

Contrary to popular belief, CrossFit isn’t just for adults. In fact, there are programs for children beginning at age 3 and ranging to age 18. One such program, Young Athletes, allows 13 to 18 year olds to focus on plyometrics, speed and agility, olympic lifts, squats, deadlifts, bench press, conditioning and strength. The program has …

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