6 Of The Best Leg Exercises That Aren't Squats Or Lunges

January 5, 2015 1:05 PM

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6 Of The Best Leg Exercises That Aren't Squats Or Lunges

Is it just us or is no one mildly into CrossFit? The people who love CrossFit really love CrossFit... and the rest of the world seems to think the "sport of fitness" is basically out to kill them. While it certainly can be dangerous, it can also be an efficient and powerful addition to an otherwise varied exercise routine, depending on your particular fitness goals. But the intimidating nature of the most hardcore fans might keep you from knowing so. To help take the intimidation factor down a notch, we spoke to Hollis Molloy, coach and owner at CrossFit Santa Cruz and Austin Malleolo, head coach at Reebok CrossFit One in Boston, to get the details on what to expect at your first workout.

When you hear about injuries due to CrossFit, at least some of the danger is a result of newbies doing too much, too soon, says Molloy. He says intensity should be the last thing on your mind at your first workout. "Most gyms focus on the fundamentals and the mechanics of the movements before we int...

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