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In life after gymnastics, Kittelberger finds CrossFit works out just fine
In life after gymnastics, Kittelberger finds CrossFit works out just fine

HERNDON, Va. — With a 155-pound barbell resting on her shoulders, Gretchen Kittelberger lifted the weight over her head, held it for a second, then brought it back down. After five repetitions, she leaned against a wall, her body upside down, and did five handstand pushups. Next came three more handstand pushups — on rings hanging roughly 3 inches above the ground. Her pace gradually slowed, and her grunts became louder after every repetition, but in less than 13 minutes, she had completed four sets of each workout. Kittelberger, a former Maryland gymnast, has been doing CrossFit for the past five years, and the popular strength, conditioning and aerobic...

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