Hungry, Hungry Hippo

By Lura Poggi

In Kids

October 30, 2014

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Some kids will find medicine balls are more fun when they aren’t used for wall-ball shots.

The classic tabletop game for kids never did much for fitness, but this gym-based version will definitely get your children moving.

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Motown Solo

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Rest Day/Theory

October 28, 2014

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In a city long at conflict with itself, Jarrod Bell runs the only operating CrossFit affiliate because, he says, it’s the right thing to do. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

The 400 m surrounding Detroit’s first and only operating CrossFit affiliate is a microcosm of the city’s decay.

There are overgrown lots—a couple outlined with rusted chain-link fences forbidding the curious—and abandoned turn-of-the-century Victorian-style brick homes whose vine-covered walls, broken windows… Continue Reading

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Corporate Community at HGST

By Michael Cordano and Jason Khalipa

In HD Videos

October 26, 2014

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Jason Khalipa, seven-time CrossFit Games competitor and owner of NorCal CrossFit, recently teamed up with HGST Solutions to run classes at HGST. The tech company has incorporated CrossFit into its corporate-wellness program, and Mike Cordano, president of HGST, says it helps with employee health and community at the company.

“We’re in the midst of a big, strategic transformation as a company. CrossFit’s one of the things we’re using to enable transformation, and, as you see from… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 352

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

October 25, 2014

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On Episode 352 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Sandia CrossFit owner Zach Gold and CrossFit NapTown owner Peter Brasovan. This episode was webcast on Oct. 22, 2014.

4:07 Gold has been changing up his programming and using heavier loads lately, and he spoke about the positive effects it’s had. He explained why he felt the need to change things up, and he described how he’s also implemented a monthly… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching

October 24, 2014

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Athletes look past a monster truck full of rottweilers to find a coach who’s 100 percent invested in his athletes.

Almost 100 people sent us stories of virtuosity in the week after we asked for submissions, and each was inspiring in its own way.

We heard about trainers who have changed lives, athletes who have overcome huge obstacles to find fitness, and communities that exhibit strength measured in something other than pounds… Continue Reading

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Mo’ Muscles, Mo’ Problems

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

October 22, 2014

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Style advice for the athletic man.

Stylist Catherine Bachelier Smith has a message for men over 35: Your clothes are too big.

“Most men over 35 wear their clothes a size or two too big,” she said. “Fitted clothes make you look thinner and younger.”

Even the young and perfectly sculpted walk around in ill-fitting clothes because most off-the-rack garments are not designed to fit the traps, lats, quads and glutes of CrossFit athletes.

“Good style… Continue Reading

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