May 2012

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Thin Air, Thick Bonds

By Todd Bittner

In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Videos

May 27, 2012

Video Article

Birth defects left 46-year-old Todd Bittner with only one kidney and damage to his heart, and he wears two artificial legs. That doesn’t slow him down much.

Bittner is a high-school assistant principal and athletic director, as well as a member of CrossFit Thin Air in Winter Park, Colo. He’s played baseball, and he was a rings specialist in high school. He was a member of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team in the ’90s… Continue Reading

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Box Tour: CrossFit Jax

By Meghan Russell

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

May 26, 2012

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CrossFit Jax was once an “underground, dirty garage gym,” explains co-owner Meghan Russell. Today, it’s a 5,500-square-foot affiliate with barbells and bumper plates to spare.

The Atlantic Beach, Fla., gym affiliated in December 2007. Today, both Russell and her husband, Chris, are Level 2 trainers. Chris is a member of CrossFit’s Seminar Staff.

Still known as “The Hot Box” from its former days, CrossFit Jax is now in a… Continue Reading

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Cooking Zuppa Toscana

By Michele Vieux

In HD Videos, Nutrition

May 25, 2012

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Clever chef Michele Vieux has figured out a way to nearly Paleo-ize The Olive Garden’s zuppa Toscana.

“We’re going to take out the potatoes. We’re going to use something else instead. But, otherwise, it’s just a bunch of vegetables,” she explains.

The CrossFit Invictus coach begins with bite-sized pieces of Italian chicken sausage in a pot with bacon grease. While it browns, she makes additional sausage with ground beef… Continue Reading

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Intensity and Speal

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In CrossFit Games

May 25, 2012

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CrossFit legend Chris Spealler stole the show at the South West Regional as he qualified for his sixth Games. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

If only one word could describe the South West Regional, it would be “intense.”

Spectator numbers peaked at more than 2,000 to watch 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games competitors Patrick Burke, Matt Chan, Zach Forrest and Chris Spealler battle for only three Games spots from May 4… Continue Reading

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Strongman Programming

By Rob Orlando

In Strongman, Videos

May 24, 2012

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Programming isn’t hard, says stongman guru Rob Orlando. While it’s easy to get lost in the minutia, you need to see the big picture.

“We’re doing this to get healthier, fitter, faster 10 years from now—not next week,” Orlando explains.

In this video, the Hybrid Athletics owner has a Q&A with a group of nine Israeli CrossFitters who visited his box late last year.

“I can teach somebody how to open their hip and use it in less than five… Continue Reading

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Breathe Deep

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

May 24, 2012

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A chance viewing of the CrossFit Games on ESPN2 inspired Kevin Joyce to drastically change his health and his life. Hilary Achauer reports.

Kevin Joyce was feeling terrible. He had struggled his entire life to do something most of us take for granted—breathe.

Doctors could never figure out exactly what was wrong. They told him he had exercise-induced asthma, but he always felt it was something worse. In high school, Joyce… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 225

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

May 23, 2012

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On Episode 225 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Cheryl Brost about her upcoming Regional competition, as well as Gabe Subry, who just qualified for the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit 808 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Complete as many rounds as possible in eight minutes of:
10 hand-release… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Kids

May 23, 2012

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Eighteen-year-old Harvey Barnett was a head lifeguard and a professional surfer preparing to head off to a Division 1 school for swimming.

But what he saw one day after coming home from work forever changed his life.

“When I got to my parents’ home, a bomb had gone off,” Dr. Barnett recalls. “People were just walking around in the street aimlessly.”

Barnett’s infant neighbor had rolled down into a drainage ditch and… Continue Reading

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