In Nutrition

June 30, 2016

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Chef Nick Massie teaches athletes how to mix their macros for delicious fare that supports a healthy lifestyle.

Phillip Gomez used to suffer from mageirocophobia—the fear of cooking.

“I thought cooking was hard. I didn’t know how to cook, so it seemed like a waste of money because I figured I’d mess it up,” said Gomez, a police officer and coach at Turn 2 CrossFit in Murrieta, California.

“It was scary and unknown. I didn’t even have time to think about making anything in the kitchen, never mind prepping large portions for the week. So I didn’t do it. I didn’t want to have any part of it.”

Gomez also avoided cooking because healthy foods—which he tried to eat—just didn’t taste that good. He knew food was essential for survival, health and athletic performance, but eating didn’t excite him, he explained.

That changed when he and wife Michelle Gomez took CrossFit’s inaugural Culinary Ninja Specialty Course in April 2016 at CrossFit Del Mar in San Diego, California.

The CrossFit Specialty Course Culinary Ninja is designed to give you confidence in the kitchen while you learn the basics of balanced recipe development as informed by CrossFit’s nutrition principles. Click here for more information and a list of upcoming courses.

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

June 28, 2016

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It takes more than just a Level 1 Certificate to run a successful CrossFit affiliate. In this series, learn about the various ways affiliate owners and trainers evolve and plan as they work to lead the fitness industry.

In Part 5, the conversation continues as CrossFit Inc.’s Tyson Oldroyd discusses hiring new coaches with Pat Burke of MBS CrossFit, CrossFit Verve founders Matt and Cherie Chan, Nicole Christensen of CrossFit Roots, and David Tittle of CrossFit… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition

June 26, 2016

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Tracking the amount of food you eat is key to accomplishing health, performance or aesthetic goals. While the Zone has been a staple in CrossFit, macronutrient (macro) tracking has become increasingly popular. Both programs require eating a prescribed amount of food every day, but caloric totals rarely match when the exact same meals are evaluated in each system.

This brief neither criticizes nor applauds either system, nor does it discuss how much of… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Coaching, Medical/Injuries

June 24, 2016

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Shane Upchurch explains what he learned about CrossFit training and coaching while recovering from a 2015 motorcycle accident.

On Aug. 8, 2015, I was hit on my motorcycle by a box truck that ran a red light. I suffered degloving of my lower left leg, three displaced ribs, a bruised lung and swelling of the brain. I spent one month in a hospital and underwent a free flap transplant to my… Continue Reading

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In Editorial, Medical/Injuries, Nutrition

June 21, 2016

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A recent CrossFit Journal editorial on bariatric surgery for weight loss set off a lively debate on Facebook.

The discussion below the June 14 post included a number of comments, including several from an athlete who had bariatric surgery several years ago and uses CrossFit to keep the weight off.

Jen Dawson was offended by the article but later in the thread added a comment that confirms our point: “(Surgery) is just a tool, and if you… Continue Reading

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Problems and Pros

By Brittney Saline

In Affiliation

June 19, 2016

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Creative, dedicated CrossFit affiliate owners share how they’ve overcome obstacles including floods, angry neighbors and endless bureaucracy.

The rain sounded like gunfire as it pelted John Franklin’s home in Hoboken, New Jersey, one night in June 2013. Though it was already past 10 p.m., he pulled on his boots and drove the seven blocks to Hudson River CrossFit, the affiliate he was in the process of opening after months of… Continue Reading

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