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CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program with the aim of improving, among other things, cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.

Transgender Athletes in CrossFit 

Transgender Athletes

Transgender athletes will be able to compete in the CrossFit Games.  Currently athletes are not able to compete, if they are transgender. This has been in play from the start of CrossFit formation.  Under the new rules, athletes are able to compete in accordance with their self-identified gender rather than their birth sex.  The new policy starts in 2019 CrossFit season.

CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman, who co-founded the popular fitness regimen and organization, announced the policy change last Friday at the Pro-LGBT CrossFit Group. During the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.

2019 CrossFit Season

2019 CrossFit competitive season, starting with the Open, transgender athletes are welcome to participate in the division with which they identify. Glassman was quoted, “This is the right thing to do.  CrossFit believes in the potential, capacity, and dignity of every athlete. We are proud of our LGBT community, including our transgender athletes, and we want you here with us.

Glassman made the announcement at an event that was hosted by a CrossFit group called OUTWOD.

OUTWOD

OUTWOD is the largest international initiative for bringing together LGBT+ athletes and their allies to raise funds for local charitable organizations and sweat together in a safe, inclusive group fitness environment.

Out Foundation Executive Director Will Lanier told Them that there have been over 5,000 LGBT athletes that have competed in OUTWOD events and he called the policy change “magical.”

CrossFit

CrossFit, which has over 13,000 gym affiliates across the world, was sued  by transgender athlete Chloie Jonsson for $2.5 million after he was prevented from competing in the women‘s division of the CrossFit Games.  At the time, CrossFit doubled down on its policy requiring athletes compete in accordance with their biological sex. To find out more on this story, click on the link below.

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Source: CrossFit Changes Policy to Allow Transgender Athletes to Compete

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Comparing P90X vs. Crossfit

Comparing P90X vs. Crossfit

With Americans constantly striving to lose weight and get in shape, weight-loss and fitness industries are always introducing new products to help people quickly and painlessly reach their goals. This often leads to disappointment and temporary results, if any at all. CrossFit and P90X are two highly popular exercise systems revolutionizing the way people think about fitness. Come check out this article about it. Here is what you need to know about them:

Comparing P90X vs. Crossfit
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Looking for Weightlifting Shoes?

Weightlifting Shoes

Are very much important for the game as the clothes. There will be an uneasiness if you are doing workouts with out a comfortable weight lifting shoes. It is necessary for weight lifting to find the right pair of shoes, which is comfortable along with grip.

It is wrong practice to wear a big shoes because one can fall from his feet while doing work out and similarly small shoes can hurt your feet and end with a sore feet.

Weight lifting shoes need good traction with grip, although the grip is needed while lifting weights. If the shoes are slippery then there are some chances of accident. It is general thing that an athletes clothes varies according to the game. This is very true for shoes, as the good synchronization between the function of weight lifting shoes is necessary important in sport.

Different Shoes

There are different shoes for different sports such as spiked shoe, cricket shoes, football shoes and many of these shoes are designed according to sport thus there are some special weightlifting shoes purposely designed for the weight lifter.

The first designed weight lifting shoes was having two features, first it raises the ankle mobility and secondly it supports the ankle joint.

The modern weight lifting shoes are designed in such a manner without any leather soles and with a heavy grip. Thus it provides a lot of protection to the ankle, joint. Rather than, going for a designer shoe one must particularly follow the scientifically designed shoes for weight lifting.

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A Personal Experience

Once upon a long long time … okay, not really, it was about 3 months. I wrote again with Franky on PN, topic of conversation was CrossFit. We arrived quite quickly to the denominator, as people who value overall athleticism, not just the pounds on the barbell set that CrossFit II seemed to be a very interesting thing.