March 2012

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CrossFit Tour: Gold Coast

By Steve Musgrove

In CrossFit

March 23, 2012

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The CrossFit Tour kicked off Down Under in February. Aussie Steve Musgrove tells the tale.

My first insight into the CrossFit World Tour was back in December last year when I watched a promotional video posted on the CrossFit Brisbane website. The Tour was scheduled for Feb. 3-5 on the Gold Coast, just one hour south of Brisbane—and right on the beach!

It was a no-brainer for my fiancée, Victoria… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Videos

March 22, 2012

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Over four days in October, Hybrid Athletics hosted nine CrossFitters from Israel. The group made the trip specifically to work with box owner and strongman expert Rob Orlando and to complete the Level 1 Trainer Course.

“Having as many people that understand what we’re doing to spread the word is the best thing that could happen,” says Omry Peled, owner of CrossFit Herzliya in Israel.

Peled took the course more than two and half years ago but… Continue Reading

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Bouncing Back

By Hilary Achauer

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

March 22, 2012

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Hilary Achauer reports on a Reebok CrossFit Games Open athlete who’s competing after doctors told her she would never do strenuous exercise again.

Elise Metts was just out of college when her life changed. A competitive cheerleader in high school and college, Metts spent most of her life training for three hours a day, seven days a week. One night, when she was riding in a car with friends, a drunk driver hit… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 216

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit Games, Nutrition

March 21, 2012

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On Episode 216 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Lisa Scotto, creator of a portable Paleo snack, and John Durocher, who started CrossFitting at CrossFit New England back in the early days. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit Des Moines.

Adam Brown
Two rounds for time of:
295-lb. deadlifts, 24 reps
24 box jumps, 24… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Football, Videos

March 21, 2012

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It begins with nutrition.

“Nobody ever got strong out of a vending machine,” says CrossFit Football seminar staffer Ben Oliver. “Training makes you weaker.”

It’s rest, recovery and food that make you stronger. Next up on CrossFit Football’s pyramid is strength and conditioning. In other words, Oliver says, “conditioned enough to survive our training.”

He adds: “You can’t really get conditioned for your sport in the weight room.”

Then it’s on to the Olympic lifts and other barbell… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Athletes

March 21, 2012

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Jasmine Danker wanted to be a “tiny-call-a-gist” but couldn’t be happier to be a CrossFit trainer.

The CrossFit Journal is pleased to present the next in a series of profiles designed to help you get to know some of the best people in our community.

Jasmine Danker isn’t living her childhood dream of being a doctor or the pink Power Ranger, but that’s OK with her. She loves working with CrossFit athletes in Singapore.

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

March 20, 2012

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There was a time when Reis Baron was excited to do 90 minutes on the elliptical machine—sometimes twice a day. Then his friend told him about the handstand push-ups he was doing at CrossFit.

“I was just like, ‘Why on Earth are you doing handstand push-ups? Are you in the Army? What is the purpose of what you do?’” he recalls asking. “It was so mind boggling to me.”

Baron walked into CrossFit NYC at 335 lb. His first… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Kids “UPS”

By Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

March 20, 2012

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Mikki Lee Martin explains how this CrossFit Kids games delivers fun—and kids.

Kids love playing with boxes, and if you can find a few sturdy ones, this CrossFit Kids game promises to be a hit.

And it will even teach your young athletes a little about recycling.

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