April 2012

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In The CrossFit Life

April 26, 2012

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Angie Fontes’ husband discovered CrossFit and inspired their family of six to lose a combined total of more than 185 lb.

On Oct. 6, 2011, we began our second Paleo challenge. I was determined to win this time. I spoke to my husband, and he was on board to bring the kids in 100 percent as well. We would be preparing 100 percent Paleo food for six people and even constructing CrossFit Kids WODs at… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 221

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 221 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit trainer and yoga instructor Nikki McGowan. Judkins also interviewed CrossFit newcomer Brent Bearup. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit Invictus in San Diego, Calif.

Four sets of:
Turkish get-up, 2 reps
Rest 60 seconds
Kettlebell swings, 25 reps
Rest 60 seconds

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Killing the Fat Man: Episode 4

By Sevan Matossian

In CrossFit, HD Videos, The CrossFit Life

April 25, 2012

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The last time Gary Roberts weighed 230 lb., he was in his 20s. Now, at almost 40 years old, he’s down to 236 lb. after a few weeks of WODs at Oceanside CrossFit and eating Paleo.

In this episode of Killing the Fat Man—called “I don’t think I will every buy cereal again”—Roberts talks about his improved mood, a better relationship with his 15-year-old daughter and revamped eating habits.

“I was such in a rut in life,” he says… Continue Reading

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Fit to Fight

By Sara Ayaz

In Combatives

April 25, 2012

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Sara Ayaz describes how CrossFit and Krav Maga work together to produce finely tuned martial artists.

When I first started Krav Maga, it was the single most intense and awesome thing I had ever encountered. As a lifelong martial artist, I was looking for a system that was more ardent and practical than what I had previously done. Krav Maga was that system.

Krav Maga is a self-defense system created by Imi Lichtenfeld, and it… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Mobility, Videos

April 24, 2012

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Externally rotating the ankles not only creates the right tension, but it also stabilizes the back and forces the torso upright. Mobility guru Kelly Starrett says the movement is important for the set-up of the deadlift as well as the Olympic lifts.

“I contend that if you turn that foot out as an unconscious compromise, you’re immediately going to collapse through the ankle,” he says. “And that sets me up so my only plane of force is to rotate in—’cause… Continue Reading

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Crunchy Chicken Tenders

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

April 24, 2012

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Do you want to be the coolest parent around? Then send your kids to school with crunchy chicken tenders in their brown-bag lunch!

While all the other kids are eating soggy chicken tenders from the school lunch lady, your kids will be crunching away on a healthier and tastier version that will be the envy of even the most popular kids.

You just made yourself into the … coolest … parent … ever.

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A little more than two weeks after he competes in the Canada West Regional as part of the team Pure Fitness Red Deer, Jason MacDonald will head to Virginia for a UFC fight.

The 36-year-old has been training as a mixed martial artist for 13 years.

“I fought a lot of tough guys, had a lot of fights,” MacDonald says. “Some of ’em went my way, some haven’t.”

Like CrossFit, MMA requires mental toughness… Continue Reading

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400 Percent

By Jeff Martin

In Kids, Medical/Injuries

April 23, 2012

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Forcing children into sport-specific training can be detrimental. Jeff Martin explains.

A 400 percent increase—that’s huge.

If we were talking about your deadlift, that would be spectacular. Instead, we’re talking about a 400 percent increase in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in children, according to a February 28 episode of Today.

The rise is largely due to children’s lack of general physical conditioning and the increasing trend toward early sport specialization… Continue Reading

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