CrossFit Radio Episode 374

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

March 28, 2015

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On Episode 374 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit NorthRidge owner Chris Majors and Blue Star CrossFit owner James Wende. This episode was webcast on March 25, 2015.

2:35 Chris Majors’ affiliate is a bit different from most others: CrossFit NorthRidge in Northport, Alabama, is part of a 2,600-member fitness facility. As general manager of the larger facility and owner of the CrossFit affiliate inside, Majors explained how the two businesses coexist and how his affiliate benefits from the relationship. All synergy aside, Majors said he’s made the culture of his affiliate distinctive from that of the traditional gym that surrounds it.

14:40 James Wende explained how he approaches the subject of nutrition with athletes at Blue Star CrossFit in San Antonio, Texas. In the near future, he’ll take things further and offer nutrition classes for his members. The forward-thinking affiliate owner is also starting a new program called Metcon Membership. These classes will still feature intensity, constant variation and functional movements, but the emphasis will be on gymnastics movements, and barbells will be absent. Finally, Wende described a program he started to help wounded veterans and adaptive athletes achieve fitness.

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Stability Now!

By Bill Starr

In Olympic Lifts

March 27, 2015

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If the bottom of your snatch is full of trepidation and shaking, Bill Starr has the cure.

I believe full snatches are the epitome of athleticism. When done correctly, the full snatch is a flawless symphony of strength, quickness, timing, coordination and balance. There are many things that have to be done before an athlete is able to master the technique in the full… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Nutrition

March 25, 2015

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CrossFit Somerville—located in densely populated Somerville, Massachusetts—appears to be a typical CrossFit affiliate. But look a little more closely and you’ll find a chicken coop, a beehive, flowers, plants, vegetables, herbs and more. The membership of CrossFit Somerville, led by affiliate owner J.T. Scott, started the urban-agriculture project to provide eggs and vegetables to the community.

“I built this community here in Boston… Continue Reading

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Not Taking It Sitting Down

By Maureen O’Hagan

In ExPhysiology, Kids

March 24, 2015

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Kelly and Juliet Starrett work to prevent poor movement by supplying kids with stand-up desks at school.

In the spring of 2013, Kelly Starrett and his wife, Juliet, volunteered to help out at their daughter’s elementary-school field day in Marin County, California. The experience was eye-opening.

Far too many kids seemed to be physically compromised. They saw kids who couldn’t get themselves into burlap sacks for the sack races, much… Continue Reading

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inFlux Bonus Content: Heli Safety

By Jason Smith and Carey Peterson

In Sports Applications

March 23, 2015

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In the multi-episode “InFlux” series, we see dynamic people using their bodies and minds to meet the challenges of a world in constant motion. Delve a little deeper into their adventures in this bonus content from “Episode 2.”

In this installment, Myles Lewis, Travis Weaver and Kyle Railton of CrossFit Avalanche and CrossFit Blizzard take “Helicopter 101,” according to Points North Heli-Adventures owner Kevin Quinn. They learn how to load and unload safely… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 1: It’s Almost Symbolic

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, LEO/Mil

March 22, 2015

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While incarcerated, Fletcher Tholin discovered CrossFit. Watch his rehabilitation in this eight-part series.

In Episode 1, we meet Tholin, learn how he found CrossFit and see his first workout at a CrossFit affiliate.

While in prison serving three years of a five-year sentence, he saw the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games on ESPN. Intrigued, he started doing CrossFit and tried to research as much as possible. Though his resources were limited, he had some… Continue Reading

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