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Crossfit's intense workouts are a polarising subject of discussion. It seems the first rule of Crossfit club is that you must never shut up about Crossfit club, and on the flip side, the sport (routine? Discipline? Hobby?) has its share of haters. So let's take a minute to cut through that for anyone who's intrigued but isn't sure what they would be getting into and whether it's worthwhile.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Kettlebell training boosts your power, strength, flexibility, and mobility, all while being gentler on your body than barbell weight training. You can't just pick one up and go without risking injury, though. Here are all the benefits of using them, and why you should work one into your routine.

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If you've ever walked with heavy objects in each hand a certain distance and couldn't wait to drop them by the end, then you've done a farmer's walk (AKA a loaded carry). It's one of the most basic and practical exercises, yet it also improves grip, core and total body strength while working on your cardio, all at once.

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It's squat day, and you're excited to show that barbell who's boss, but there's just one problem: The squat racks are all taken. You can be a good team player and ask to work in, or you can try these squat variations you can do without a squat rack (and in some cases, without a gym at all).

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We love squats, but it's another one of those exercises that's more technical and prone to mistakes than it initially lets on. Even if your bodyweight squat is on point, everything changes when you pile on any appreciable amount of weight. You start to do things that your hips, ankles, knees or lower back won't like.