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CrossFit Founder: 'I Like Watching the Bodies'

Greg Glassman deflects criticism about injuries, rails against 'a--holes' in soda industry

(Newser) - Despite allegations of injuries caused by questionable techniques, the fitness phenomenon known as CrossFit is said to boast an estimated 4 million members around the globe with a program that Newsweek says "has come to dominate the athletic world." And it has no bigger fan than its founder,... More »

Transgender Woman's Suit: Let Me Compete as Female

CrossFit says birth sex offers 'physical advantage'

(Newser) - A transgender woman in California has sued the company behind the popular CrossFit workouts for refusing to let her compete in the female division of its annual fitness competitions. The $2.5 million lawsuit by Chloie Jonsson, 34, accuses CrossFit Inc. of violating her rights under a California law that... More »

CrossFit Could Cause Your Muscle Cells to Explode

Doctors warn of dangers of rhabdomyolysis

(Newser) - Next time you're pushing for one more rep in the gym, it might be better to just stop. Doctors across the country are arguing the popular CrossFit workout could do more harm than good. The cross-training program urges exercisers to go harder and faster, all while pushing through their... More »

Internet Freaks Over Pregnant Weight Lifter

But Lea-Ann Ellison feels great, experts say she knows what she's doing

(Newser) - Lea-Ann Ellison, a dedicated CrossFit follower and expectant mom, is now on the receiving end of quite a bit of Internet vitriol after pictures of her lifting weights (and not exactly tiny weights) two weeks before her due date went viral. The pictures were posted on Facebook , with captions like:... More »

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