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Workouts, gym reviews, nutrition, and other related material about staying healthy and getting stronger.

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    New Students: Rolling Out the Welcome Mat

    Starting something new is awkward. Especially when it comes to classes, skills, or even just a new location, there’s always an adjustment period. You don’t know where anything is. You don’t see any familiar faces. You don’t get the inside jokes.

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    Speed Up, Slow Down

    “For time.” “As many reps as possible.” “Every minute on the minute.” When it comes to Crossfit and exercise in general, speed gets all the attention. Depending on the workout, going as fast as possible is the goal.

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    Como os Cariocas: Fitness in Rio

    There’s a whole book about the culture of body and body image in Rio de Janeiro. Though, in my opinion, you could probably fill a whole library on the topic. Blame it on the heat, but Rio is an incredibly body-conscious culture.