Hope for Rain

By Dallin Frampton

In CrossFit, Nutrition

May 06, 2016

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CrossFit funds construction of life-changing dam in Rabai, Kenya.

Since 2011, CrossFit Inc. and its affiliates have participated in starting and finishing school buildings, constructing pit latrines, nailing desks together, and celebrating success stories with community elders in various villages in Africa. Affiliates and CrossFitters around the world fund the projects by donating through Hope for Kenya.

This recent trip, CrossFit’s 12th expedition, was different because the green light had been given to move forward on the biggest project to date: a surface dam.

Ringing in at just over US$50,000 and spanning the length and width of a few football fields put together, the 3-million-gallon surface dam literally changed the landscape of Rabai forever.

Although many areas of Kenya receive ample amounts of water throughout the year, Rabai, about 12 miles northwest of Mombasa, isn’t on the list. The locals have adapted very well to the semi-arid climate and the dry months of the Kenyan calendar, but adaptation simply hasn’t been enough. These people are constantly sick, and many die each year from either dehydration or contaminated water.

To remedy these problems, we plan to leverage the short April-June rainy season, catching and storing every precious drop in the manmade reservoir. Each day, about 5,500 people will benefit from the dam.

CrossFit is changing lives from the ground up—literally. This water source, along with a little hope and a can-do attitude, will alter the trajectory of the villagers’ lives. Instead of struggling with disease, dehydration and poor nutrition, they’ll be moving toward health, longevity and wellness.

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Class Action

By Hilary Achauer

In Affiliation, Coaching

May 04, 2016

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Affiliate owners share the various ways they’ve tailored the group-class model to create strong businesses that produce fitter clients.

Johnny DiGregorio opened CrossFit Pasadena in 2008. What started as a small community grew into a group of more than 240 members training in a 5,600-square-foot gym. Membership fees were about US$175 a month. By 2013, most classes had more than 30 people.

DiGregorio staffed each session with three coaches, but he still… Continue Reading

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In Chinese

May 03, 2016

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原文首次发表于2005年三月的CrossFit期刊.

我们在这里使用“Fran”来进行测试,这是我们的基准训练之一。

首先且首要的,“Fran”的训练内容是由一组二元的杠铃火箭助推器和引体向上动作组成。更具体的说,她是由21个火箭助推器紧接21个引体向上,然后15个火箭助推器接15个引体向上,最后9个火箭助推器接9个引体向上构成的。我们将完成的时间作为训练成绩。

不间断的火箭助推器以及引体向上组合训练调动了身体所有的主要肌肉群,两个动作完美互补,其中一个动作包含的正是另一个动作所缺失的,并且通过深蹲、借力推和引体向上三大基础核心动作进行构建组合。但一个更深入的解析,能够令大家对“Fran”的特质产生更深刻的接纳与理解。

Other languages: English

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Social Club

By Hilary Achauer

In Affiliation

May 02, 2016

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CrossFit affiliate owners discuss how to build a healthy schedule of get-togethers and events that will help grow and strengthen the community.

Affiliate owners give many reasons for opening a CrossFit gym: a love and passion for CrossFit, the thrill of owning a business, and a desire to build a community, among others.

Almost no affiliate owner ever opens a CrossFit gym because of a love of event planning.

However, many owners have discovered… Continue Reading

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In CFJ and Monthly Collections

April 30, 2016

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The individual PDF articles published in April 2016 are collected here in a single download.

The video and audio posts are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

“Weight a Second: Balance and the Bar” - Warkentin
“CrossFit Inc. Victorious in Texas” - Berger
“Gary Taubes: Prosecuting Sugar” - Cecil
“Virtuosity in Photos: Youth Movement” - Baz
“Weight a Second: Finish!” - Warkentin
“Eye for an Aye” - Cecil
“Prediabetes: Your Final Warning” - Cecil
“The CrossFit Kitchen: Mexican Meatballs” - Massie
“Fitness: A Choice for the Ages” - Kilgore
“CrossFit Couple… Continue Reading

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Jackie and Justin Roth use fitness and healthy eating to improve quality of life and reduce disease symptoms, but the discipline and community they found at Mountain Loop CrossFit changed their lives in unexpected ways.

Jackie Roth was doing her best to prove gym owner Mitch Roehl wrong. In January 2015, she joined Roehl’s Mountain Loop CrossFit in Lake Stevens, Washington, and started working out twice a week. She continued to… Continue Reading

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