June 2012

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games

June 22, 2012

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When the final day of the South West Regional began, Matt Hathcock held the last Games spot and suddenly became the man Chris Spealler was chasing. Emily Beers explains.

On Day 3 of the South West Regional, CrossFit fans around the world held their breaths, incessantly refreshed their Internet browsers and anxiously awaited the fate of one of the world’s most beloved CrossFitters: Chris Spealler.

Matt Hathcock, owner of CrossFit Unbroken, held… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, HD Videos, Rowing

June 21, 2012

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Rowing different distances requires different exertion. And depending on what else the workout includes, knowing your stroke rate is a good thing.

“Stroke rating is extremely important in helping you … find your efficiency and … determine, all right, how are you going to structure this workout as you have to get off the erg and do something else?” says Shane Farmer of CrossFit Rowing.

Dave Lipson, a fellow coach at CrossFit… Continue Reading

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Ordinary Teen?

By Christopher Lucas

In The CrossFit Life

June 21, 2012

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Emma Miles is a Washington teenager who’s actually pretty extraordinary.

In many ways, Emma Miles is a typical teenage girl. She’s a 14-year-old middle-school student from rural Pasco, Wash. She lives with her family on a small farm. She’s active in 4H, where she shows sheep every year at the county fair and loves riding her horses. She lives a peaceful country-girl life. Miles is also a dedicated volleyball player. She’s played on… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 229

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 229 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed cooking expert Michele Vieux and Albany CrossFit owner Jason Ackerman. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alta.

AMRAP in 5 minutes of:
15 thrusters (75/55 lb.)
15 dips
Rest 3 minutes, then AMRAP in 5 minutes of:
5 roll-outs (same bar as thrusters)
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Teachers and CrossFit

By Jane Drexler and Lynn Kilpatrick

In CrossFit, Videos

June 20, 2012

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Meet Jane and Lynn: teachers, CrossFitters and coaches at CrossFit NRG.

Jane Drexler teaches philosophy, and Lynn Kilpatrick teaches composition. Both said CrossFit is a lot like their day jobs. Being a professor requires summoning a tremendous amount of energy, which is followed by an awesome feeling once the class is done, Drexler explains.

“I would describe a CrossFit workout in the same sorts of terms,” she says. “I look at the board, I’m a… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition

June 20, 2012

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Original Firebreather Greg Amundson draws a correlate between physical and mental nutrition.

In December 2003, in lieu of a traditional CrossFit WOD, Coach Glassman gathered the 6 a.m. “Team Six” athletes around the whiteboard for a lecture on the theoretical development in the hierarchy of an athlete. This lecture, like most of the conversations, seminars and interactions I had with Coach Glassman, proved to be life… Continue Reading

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Sixth for Speal

By Chris Spealler

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 19, 2012

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Relive the riveting moments of the South West Regional, where the legendary Chris Spealler qualified for his sixth CrossFit Games with a remarkable performance. On July 13 at the Home Depot Center, he will stand alone as the only athlete to compete as an individual in all six CrossFit Games.

Watch as he prepares for each of the three days and hits a PR in the snatch-ladder event to put him in contention for a trip to… Continue Reading

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Breakfast Sprouts

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

June 19, 2012

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It’s breakfast. Wait, they’re Brussels sprouts. No, they’re breakfast sprouts!

Your kids will never know what hit them with this flavorful breakfast dish peppered with bacon and disguised with an egg.

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