Story in the West

By Jordan Gravatt

In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 02, 2015

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It was a battle of nations as the top athletes from Canada West and North West gathered at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington, for the 2015 West Regional.

Competing on the third and final weekend of regional action, athletes were more than ready to get started.

“I’m feeling like I waited long enough,” says Emily Abbott, a 2014 Games athlete out of Calgary, Canada, “and I need to get a damn workout in, so let’s just go.”

And go she did, winning Events 1 and 2. Abbott was just one of two women across all eight regionals to earn 200 points on Day 1—the other was Kara Webb at the Pacific Regional the week before. Abbott held onto the lead for the next two days and safely locked up the gold.

On the men’s side, it wasn’t as clear. Lucas Parker, Brent Fikowski, Cole Sager, Tyson Takasaki, Joe Scali and Kevin Simons kept shifting on the leaderboard throughout the weekend, with Cody Anderson also in the mix.

At the end of three days, Canadians took three of five spots on the men’s side, while Americans took the lion’s share on the women’s. The West will send four rookies—Scali, Carleen Mathews, Jessica Core and Alex Parker—and six veterans—Parker, Sager, Simons, Takasaki, Abbott and Regan Huckaby—to the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games.

Video by Jordan Gravatt.

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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 384 by Justin Judkins, published June 6, 2015.

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In CFJ and Monthly Collections

June 30, 2015

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The individual PDF articles published in June 2015 are collected here in a single download.

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

The articles included here are:

“Gymnastics: The Long Journey Worth Taking” - Durante
“Virtuosity 8: Satisfaction” - Naseem
“Mind Over Muscle-Ups” - Achauer
“Dehydrated and Dominant?” - Beers
“A Theoretical CrossFit Model for Professional Baseball Players” - Putnam
“Deadly Myth” - Cecil
“Where Students Become Coaches” - Beers
“Zone Meal Plans” - Glassman
“Perish the Thought” - Kilgore
“True Warriors” - Cecil
“Drink According to Thirst, Scientists Advise” - Cecil

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Story in the South

By Jay Vera

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June 30, 2015

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The competition floor at the 2015 South Regional was reminiscent of the CrossFit Games, with many big names in the field. The biggest story was perhaps 2014 Games champ Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s move from Canada to Colorado, putting her in the South.

Another transplant on the women’s side, three-time Games qualifier Margaux Alvarez, moved from Northern California to Texas earlier this year. All eyes were on the two women as Alvarez ended Day 1 in first before giving way to… Continue Reading

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In ExPhysiology

June 29, 2015

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Updated consensus statement on hydration and hyponatremia published June 29 in Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

The dogma is pervasive: Dehydration is bad.

For more than a decade, a group of scientists from around the globe have been working to fight that doctrine. Their advice is simple: Drink only when you’re thirsty.

“Everybody has this little barometer in their brain that they were born with that measures the appropriate amount of sodium in your blood and the appropriate amount of water… Continue Reading

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Opening a Community

By Dave Leys

In Affiliation, HD Videos

June 28, 2015

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Aptos, California, is located just south of Santa Cruz, where the first CrossFit gym was opened by CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman. A quiet beach community, Aptos was once one of just a few towns on the coastline of Santa Cruz County that wasn’t home to a CrossFit affiliate. That changed in January when Level 1 Seminar Staff member and longtime CrossFit athlete Zac Pine made his dream come true and opened CrossFit Aptos… Continue Reading

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Story in the Atlantic

By Mike Koslap, Michael Dalton and Ian Wittenber

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June 27, 2015

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The 2015 Atlantic Regional was a matchup of champions not to be missed: 2014 South East Regional champ Emily Bridgers faced 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games winner Samantha Briggs, while fellow 2014 South East winner Noah Ohlsen stared down four-time Mid Atlantic Regional champ Ben Smith.

Day 1 opened with two Hero workouts: Randy and Tommy V. As expected, Briggs, known as “The Engine,” set the bar high as she cruised through Randy’s 75… Continue Reading

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