June 2010

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Climbing the CrossFit Ranks

By Kim Csizmazia and Will Gadd

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Kim Csizmazia and Will Gadd are an all-star couple in the world of multi-sport mountain athletics. Combine their extreme-sports accomplishments and you’ve got a stack of hardware including two world ice-climbing championships and five X Games gold medals. Gadd, who has also set two paragliding world records and is recognized as one of the world’s best climbers, was the host of the Discovery Channel series Fearless Planet.

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In Affiliation, Kids, Videos

June 26, 2010

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In May 2007, Steve Liberati opened Steve’s Club, a non-profit CrossFit affiliate for urban youth in Camden, N.J. His goal was simple: improve the lives of the area’s youth through fitness and community. After several years of consistent effort, Liberati has established a name for himself, and his community is thriving.

“Steve’s Club is a DisneyWorld a place where dreams are made and happy times are had; where they can share… Continue Reading

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Hiding Intensity

By Capt. Richard Kelley

In LEO/Mil

June 26, 2010

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Capt. Richard Kelley offers five WODs designed to for austere environments and participants who may need incentives to put effort into intense workouts.

The Air Force gets a bad reputation in terms of fitness in the military. A lot of this seems to stem from what some call the “Bike Test Days,” referring to a period when cycle ergometry was the primary means of measuring fitness in the Air Force. While those days are gone, and while… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

June 25, 2010

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Can’t get enough videos of 2009 CrossFit Games champion Mikko Salo? Neither can we.

Sevan Matossian and a host of fans were lucky enough to catch Salo working out at the Eleiko Center in Sweden during the Europe Regional, and all were treated to an impressive athletic performance. After working on some heavy power clean and jerks, Salo finished off the day with 14-minute clean-and-jerk progression: one lift for the… Continue Reading

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Real Science

By Greg Glassman

In CrossFit, Videos

June 24, 2010

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How does an affiliate owner truly convey in words the theories and methodologies of the CrossFit practice to a new client? Many grab at “constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity” as a life preserver, hoping to lure the new client in with a fancy definition. CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman has some blunt advice for anyone looking who offers big words to clients who might not understand them:

“You’re fuckin’ up,” he says in… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

June 24, 2010

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Ian Wittenber is living the CrossFit version of a Kerouac novel, driving across the country in search of the characters who will compete at the CrossFit Games.

With over 1,000 miles on the odometer, Wittenber finds himself in Georgia with Brandon Phillips and North Carolina with Spencer Hendel.

Phillips finished 30th in 2009, while Hendel cracked the Top 16, finishing 12th. Both athletes are very strong, and the 2009 experience highlighted areas… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 125

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

June 23, 2010

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On Episode 125 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Rich Froning Jr., winner of the Southeast Regional. The second half of the show featured the World’s Fittest Female, Tanya Wagner. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 23, 2010.

2:39 Rich Froning Jr., owner of CrossFit Mayhem, recently punched his ticket to the 2010 Games by winning the Southeast Regional in dominant… Continue Reading

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Aged 18 Years

By Chris Moore

In Olympic Lifts, Powerlifting

June 23, 2010

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Chris Moore offers seven lessons learned from 18 years under the bar.

Training is just like whiskey.

You start with raw, coarse ingredients. After careful preparation and sustained heat, you can produce something recognizable: a foundation. In time that product will improve. You might even call it good, but that’s only because you’ve never experienced anything better. After years of persistence, you will finally begin… Continue Reading

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