July 2011

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July 31, 2011

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Here are the individual PDF articles published in July 2011, collected together in a single download.

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The articles included here are:

Underloading Equals Reloading - Bell
Slime Soup - Brown/Dazet
North and South - Cecil/Achauer
CrossFit Kids Goes to Middle School - Rakos/Edelman
The Face of Battle - Barnett
All About the Peak? - MacKenzie/Roberts
CrossFit Kids Warm-Up: Making Ant Food - Martin
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In CrossFit Games

July 31, 2011

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With Iceland Annie the fittest woman on Earth, Emily Beers talks about the international flavor of the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games.

Palms sweating, heart beating. I look over at a teammate.

“I’m nervous,” she says.

“I know. Me too,” I reply.

No, we weren’t about to compete.

In fact, we’re sitting in the stands with an afternoon beer in hand. We are about to watch our fellow Canada West team—Team Taranis—in the Sunday afternoon Team final of the 2011 Reebok… Continue Reading

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Outside the Games Bubble

By Emily Beers

In CrossFit Games

July 31, 2011

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Some people don’t do CrossFit, and Emily Beers discovers what they think of us and our antics.

The path to becoming a CrossFitter looks similar to most of us:

We rapidly get fitter, stronger, faster. We cut out gluten and sugar (although I’m still working on eliminating Skittles from my diet). We suddenly have more energy. We become addicted to personal bests.

Soon, we find that most of our friends are CrossFitters. We… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, Videos

July 31, 2011

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“Just show up” was the advice given to Sue Pepe by her son-in-law. After two weeks of CrossFit, she was at a crossroads of whether to continue or give up. Pepe decided to challenge herself.

“No matter what the workout was, I came and I just kept repeating that same message to myself: ‘Just show up,’” Pepe says.

Pepe is a 61-year-old CrossFitter at Hybrid Athletics, home of Rob Orlando.

“I had been sedentary for over 20 years and wanted to… Continue Reading

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Only in America

By Emily Beers

In CrossFit Games

July 30, 2011

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At the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, Canuck Emily Beers learns a few lessons from her American neighbours/neighbors.

I grew up believing—call it assuming, even—that the United States was the greatest country in the world. And I’m not even American.

As a child, I always thought of the United States as that friend you couldn’t seem to beat at anything.

I’m a proud Canadian; I really am. But there are two things I think we could… Continue Reading

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What do kegs, yokes and concrete balls have to do with CrossFit?

Join Rob Orlando of Hybrid Athletics at San Francisco CrossFit as he takes coaches and athletes through strongman movements and equipment.

In Part 1, Orlando teaches the proper technique for lifting atlas stones. In a sumo stance with a flat back and the hips below the knees, you are in an ideal starting position. Just like a deadlift, your arms remain long… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Equipment, Videos

July 29, 2011

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The winner of the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Open and Central East Regional, Dan Bailey splits his time training at his home gym and at CrossFit Legacy in Barberton, Ohio. Get a peek into CrossFit Legacy and its community.

Brian Yoak, owner of CrossFit Legacy, says the secret to his success has been getting new clients in the door.

“From the very beginning, I’ve offered free classes on Saturday,” Yoak says. “And that has been our… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games

July 28, 2011

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Emily Beers has a “CrossFit moment” on the eve of the CrossFit Games.

We hear it all the time: CrossFit isn’t like other sports. CrossFitters are always proclaiming that what truly epitomizes CrossFit are the ordinary people living out their own extraordinary story every day in every box around the world.

But when you get a group of elite athletes together, like at the athletes reception on Wednesday, July 27, sometimes our instinctive… Continue Reading

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