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What Exactly Is CrossFit—and Is It Actually Good for You?

CrossFit is like period sex. And not because they both have some serious—though admittedly different—health benefits. Rather, people typically fall into an “I love it” or “I hate it” camp for each.

Devotees of the “sport of functional fitness” (as CrossFit is known) claim it’s the best and fastest route to health, while skeptics point toward the risk of injury. As with most polarized subjects, that’s in part due to the fact that many people are a little bit fuzzy on the details of what CrossFit actually entails.

“There’s a lot of misconceptions around what CrossFit is,” says Dave Lipson, CrossFit Level Four Trainer and founder of Thundr Bro, an educational fitness platform. “People...

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This 6-Step Yoga Flow Will Open Up Your Tight Hips

On average, we sit for about 12 hours every day. “Yikes” is right. “Whether it’s at a desk or in the car, when people sit for most of the day, they may develop tight hip flexors. These muscles attach to the lumbar spine and could create lower-back pain when they are shortened,” explains physical therapist Erica Anne Meloe, owner of Velocity Physiotherapy in New York City and author of Why Do I Hurt?

So what can you do to help those suffering hip muscles? First, make sure you’re getting up and walking around throughout the day—researchers suggest at least once every 30 minutes. But to further help, try this hip-opening sequence created specifically for Health readers by Peloton yoga instructor Kristin McGee. “These poses take a...

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Anna Victoria Apologized to Her Followers for Making Her Fit Body App Workouts So Hard

Anna Victoria built an Instagram empire thanks in part to her killer Fit Body Guide (FBG) workouts. These workout plans may be easy to follow, but they definitely aren't easy to do—and both are reasons why they've been so effective for the thousands of women who've shared their transformations on Instagram.

What might surprise you, though, is that even Victoria struggles to get through the circuits she designed for the FBG. In a super-relatable Instagram Story rant, the trainer apologized to her followers for making her workouts so damn difficult—in a good way, of course.

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Photo: Instagram / @annavictoria

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