January 2012

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In Affiliation, Athletes

January 27, 2012

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Nathan Chmura of CrossFit Nor’Easter talks about CrossFit, beer and The Big Lebowski.

The CrossFit Journal is pleased to present another profile designed to help you get to know some of the best people in our community.

Nate Chmura is a Level 1 trainer at CrossFit Nor’Easter, in Hartford, Conn.

He has a soft spot for Bill Murray.

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In CrossFit, LEO/Mil, Videos

January 26, 2012

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Original Firebreather Greg Amundson is no stranger to law enforcement.

For nine years, he was a deputy sheriff in Santa Cruz County, Calif., and he worked at the Drug Enforcement Administration for four years. Today, he still serves as a reserve officer in Santa Cruz. In this video, he speaks to members of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in Columbia, S.C., about what CrossFit can do for them.

“What studies have shown us about lethal… Continue Reading

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In The CrossFit Life

January 26, 2012

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Exhausted and overwhelmed after battling thyroid cancer, Kelly Knight discovers CrossFit and newfound energy and confidence. Hilary Achauer reports.

When Kelly Knight turns on her phone, the first thing she sees is this quote by Martha Washington: “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself.”

Knight, a 48-year-old registered nurse, has found herself in some dark situations lately. Her son… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 208

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 208 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit competitor Kasey Marble and Georgia Tech professor Dr. Ken Gall. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012.

The WOW (WOD of the Week) is from CrossFit 413 in Ft. Smith, Ark.

Start a 10-minute running clock.
15-12-9 reps of:
115-lb. thrusters
Chest-to-bar pull-ups
Complete as many burpees as possible in the time… Continue Reading

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Training During Ramadan

By Kulsoom Abdullah

In HD Videos, Nutrition, Olympic Lifts

January 25, 2012

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Kulsoom Abdullah is the first woman to lift in sanctioned U.S. Olympic-weightlifting competitions while wearing traditional Muslim dress covering the head, arms and legs. In keeping with her religious beliefs, she trains during Ramadan.

Ramadan is a month in which participating Muslims don’t eat, drink, smoke or have sex from sunrise to sunset; it is intended to teach patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God.

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Moving Beyond Muscle

By Kevin J. Kula

In Medical/Injuries, Mobility

January 25, 2012

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Kevin J. Kula asks why CrossFitters use muscle-based soft-tissue therapies. For chronic problems, he says fascially based therapies are the solution.

CrossFitters demand more from their exercise program than the average gym rat schooled in the outdated exercise science of the biceps and leg curls. Why, then, do we have exercise standards consisting of high-level gymnastics movements and Olympic weightlifting while relying on outdated muscle-based therapies like trigger-point therapy and… Continue Reading

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All in the Family

By Brenda Glidden

In CrossFit, Videos

January 24, 2012

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First, it was her two sisters. Then it was her parents. Then her husband. Her kids. Some in-laws.

All told, there are roughly a dozen members of Brenda Glidden’s extended family who work out at CrossFit Relentless in West Hartford, Conn.

“I knew that they would like this,” she says of her two sisters.

Others took longer to convince.

“My parents said, ‘Absolutely not. There’s no way on Earth we’re going to do this.’”

“At first I thought she was crazy,” her dad… Continue Reading

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Sweet Cauliflower Mash

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

January 24, 2012

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Turn kids on to vegetables when they’re younger and they’ll have a lifetime of healthy eating ahead of them. One way of doing this is by dolling those veggies up with all things fun and delicious.

Turn a bland head of cauliflower into a sweet and crunchy mash and soon your kids will ask you to make them vegetables!

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