April 2012

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April 30, 2012

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The individual PDF articles published in April 2012 are collected here in a single download.

The video and audio articles are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

Paleo Potluck - Burton
All About the ’Bell - Murphy
The Pink-Ball Game - Lewis
Fix the Feet - Takano
The Tribes in Texas - Warkentin
Politics and Pull-Ups - Achauer
Strength of Character - Bunch
Simply Silly Chicken Tacos -Brown/Dazet
Roasting Virtuosity - Burton
Classical CrossFit - Nelson
On the Bubble - Achauer
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Q&A With Bob Harper

By Bob Harper

In CrossFit, HD Videos

April 30, 2012

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CrossFit HQ’s Miranda Oldroyd sits down with Bob Harper to talk about his introduction of CrossFit on the hugely popular NBC show The Biggest Loser.

Working with the morbidly obese brings a whole separate set of challenges when it comes to fitness and nutrition, Harper notes.

“People that don’t really know about CrossFit see the CrossFit Games, see athletes such as yourself that are just so strong. You’re unattainable to the average person,” he says… Continue Reading

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Pan-Seared Steak

By E.M. Burton

In Nutrition

April 30, 2012

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It takes skill to produce a fine stove-top steak. E.M. Burton explains.

Early this March, Dr. Walter Willett, chair of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, published a study that followed over 100,000 people for more than two decades. As noted in the March 24 L.A. Times story “How rare should red met be?” Dr. Willett found “the amount of red meat they ate was linked to a rise in premature death… Continue Reading

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Killing the Fat Man: Episode 5

By Sevan Matossian

In CrossFit, HD Videos, The CrossFit Life

April 29, 2012

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Finally, we meet the wife.

In this episode of Killing the Fat Man—called “Not all of us are going to eat like we are cavemen”—we hear from Gary Roberts’ wife about what life has been like since her husband started his CrossFit transformation.

It’s the beginning of Week 5 and the Mrs. is noticing a trend.

“The only thing we talk about now is diet and CrossFit,” she says. “And so I think for me that’s the part that’s the most difficult. I… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

April 28, 2012

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“All right: we’re about to get fancy in here.”

Join Michele Vieux as she cooks up coconut-crusted salmon topped with grilled pineapple.

The CrossFit Invictus coach begins with a half pound of salmon. After removing the skin, she throws about a tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan sitting on high heat. Then she coats the fish using one egg and tosses it into a bowl of unsweetened, shredded coconut.

“We’re just giving the best… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 27, 2012

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When Laura Patefield first saw her brother doing CrossFit workouts in his garage, she wasn’t interested. Quite the opposite, in fact.

“I saw him working out and I thought he was insane, and I thought, ‘I want nothing to do with that.’”

That was the summer of 2006. Patefield was 38. Today, she’s the co-owner of Oceanside CrossFit in California.

“I was a content, stay-at-home mom,” she says. “But we just fell in love with CrossFit so much that… Continue Reading

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CrossFitter Signs With Steelers

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Athletes, Sports Applications

April 27, 2012

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After missing a post-college shot at the NFL because of the 2011 lockout, Will Johnson became determined to make it to the big league. CrossFit, he says, made the difference. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

In most ways, Will Johnson is a quintessential CrossFitter.

After just two weeks, he started to see results, got addicted and had to be instructed to take rest days.

But there’s one difference, a big one: in late March, the 23-year-old was signed by… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Combatives, HD Videos

April 26, 2012

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Before any athletes throw a punch or kick, certain foundational elements need to be addressed, George Ryan says. The three elements: making a fist, stance and footwork.

Learning how to make a proper fist is important for people who have never thrown a punch, Ryan says. The stance should find the feet shoulder-width apart and the primary leg back about 12 inches, with the hips square toward the target. You should be on the… Continue Reading

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