June 2012

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June 30, 2012

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

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

The articles included here are:

He Will Find a Way - Cecil
CrossFit Changed My ... Wife? - Lapell
Lemon Legs - Brown/Dazet
Sleeping for Performance - Rawls-Meehan
Fit After 40 - Rice
Competition for the Soul - Cecil
The Ties That Bind - Murphy
Ball Hunt - Laurette
God of the Grill - Massie
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A Day With Ben Smith

By Ben Smith

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 30, 2012

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Call it “CrossFit cul-de-sac,” unofficially. It’s where Ben Smith, his brother, his cousin and his friends work out: his parents’ house in Chesapeake, Va.

The 22-year-old Smith won this year’s Mid Atlantic Regional after finishing third at last year’s Reebok CrossFit Games.

This day revolves around three workouts, where Smith takes the lead training his family and friends.

“I think working out with anybody is going to push you to… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

June 29, 2012

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If you want to improve your snatch, Mike Burgener has the three-part answer.

“We’ll break you down into drills, parts, and we’re going to train those parts so that you don’t have to think about it,” he explains. “Then we’re going to put it all together. By the end of the day, you’re going to be doing three-position snatches.”

First, it’s his Junkyard Dog Warm-Up, then the Burgener Warm-Up, followed by skill-transfer exercises. To put it all to good… Continue Reading

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The Three A’s of Awesome

By Ryan Carbone

In The CrossFit Life

June 29, 2012

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Life is short. Ryan Carbone reviews three ways to make it better—in CrossFit and beyond.

Like CrossFit, life is filled with complexities and convolutions that can often make it exceedingly difficult.

And yet, despite the difficulties that are inherent in our lives and in CrossFit, they can both still be awesome if you keep in mind three things: attitude, awareness and authenticity.

I like to call these the “three A’s of awesome.” Internalizing these ideas… Continue Reading

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Live and Learn

By Mike Warkentin

In CrossFit

June 28, 2012

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By providing water and schools, CrossFit is changing lives in Kenya—and you can help. Mike Warkentin explains.

Functional fitness is on full display in Kenya. Except it isn’t about PRs and Fran times. It’s about clawing out an existence in a country where many people can expect to earn far less than $1,000 US a year.

Here, tires aren’t flipped. They’re repaired and resold in hopes of making enough money to buy life’s necessities… Continue Reading

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The Tim Baldry Story

By Tim Baldry

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Nutrition

June 28, 2012

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When Tim Baldry started CrossFit, he weighed 395 lb. Today, he’s about 215.

“It’s a completely different life,” says Baldry, who started at CrossFit Hammond after temporarily being transferred to Louisiana from Mesa, Ariz. During his year there, he says he got fed up with being an embarrassment to his family. Since March 2011, he’s lost about 180 lb.

“All CrossFit, all diet,” Baldry says. “It’s exciting to see the changes… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 230

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, Radio

June 27, 2012

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On Episode 230 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit success story Brian Marcoullier and Reebok CrossFit Games Masters qualifier Eric Bartlett. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from MBS CrossFit in Broomfield, Colo.

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:
Deadlifts at 1.5 x body weight
Handstand push-ups
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Meet CrossFit HD

By Various

In CrossFit, HD Videos

June 27, 2012

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It’s a familiar story that never gets old: Two guys hear of a workout named Fran. At a mere 95 lb., those thrusters look like cake. More than 10 minutes later, they’re still not done.

“It probably took us over 20 minutes to do the workout,” CrossFit HD co-owner Sung Kong says with a laugh.

What followed was pain.

“That was the beginning of our journey,” says fellow owner Andre Urquiza. “We were hooked.”

Years later, in May 2011, they… Continue Reading

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