crazy strong female acrobats

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Some of the best stuff there comes from street-workout.com. Check out their videos. Playground acrobats from Switzerland.

Lift #LikeAGirl

Or … #LikeAGymnast :-)

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via Lawson Hamer

$2 MILLION dollars in prize money

In Gymnastics? :-)

No. :-(

In CrossFit.

CrossFit continues to grow in popularity and in large part due to the CrossFit Games appearing on ESPN. Add the support of Reebok and you have a recipe for success.

The CrossFit Games are one of the few events where the men and women’s prize money is equal. The 2015 CrossFit Games prize money will be over $2,000,000.00, a 100 percent increase from three years ago.

The top earners will be the fittest man and fittest woman, both taking home $275,000. That’s more than Mr. Olympia wins in bodybuilding. …

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Hard Body

Why is such a new sport able to generate so much more prize money than Artistic Gymnastics?

CrossFit® Letting Beauty Speak

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(via Debbie Broderick Rodriguez)

CrossFit® Beauty in Strength

Skinny or fit?

What is beauty?

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A good body is one that can do the job.

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

The world’s newest “Fittest Woman on Earth” is a 25-year-old chemical engineering student from Richelieu, Que. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet placed first at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games in Carson, Calif., in the women’s individual competition Sunday.

Ms. Leblanc-Bazinet, who is 5-foot-2 and weighs 130 pounds, is a student at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec and started CrossFit training five years ago. The sport involves a combination of weightlifting, gymnastics and high intensity interval training. …

Quebec student Camille Leblanc-Bazinet crowned ‘Fittest Woman on Earth’ at 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games

No surprise. She’s a former gymnast.

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She eats 200gms of protein a day. 5 eggs for breakfast.

related – Outside Online is in a bit of a war with CrossFit – CrossFit, Your Insecurity Is Showing

Professional Fitness League

Dave Brubaker linked to this, the first I’d heard about it.

… If the NPFL isn’t able to capitalize on the growing popularity of functional fitness — such as the Crossfit Games, Tough Mudder and the Spartan Race — it may not last long. But Andali, the only signed Canadian ahead of the July 10 draft, isn’t bothered by the league’s uncertainty.

On Aug. 19 … an abbreviated NPFL season is set to start. There are eight teams with between 18 and 20 athletes on their rosters, and, Kean says, a major broadcast deal in the works. …

Each match will see co-ed teams compete in 11 separate races …

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National Professional Fitness League looks to take exercise beyond the gym