October 2012

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Preppin’ for the Week

By Chris Martirano

In HD Videos, Nutrition

October 28, 2012

Video Article

Chris Martirano goes grocery shopping every weekend. When he gets back, it’s all about cooking for the week.

“I try to prepare all my food for the entire week. That way when I come home from the gym or from work, I don’t have to worry about cooking anything or putting anything together,” says the member of Patriot CrossFit in Arlington, Va.

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In HD Videos

October 27, 2012

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When the T.C. Williams High School Crew first took to the Potomac River in 1947, there were only a handful of teams in the area. Today, there are 33 teams and several thousand student athletes.

Likewise, competition has gotten steeper, requiring T.C. Williams high-school athletes to do more than just train on the erg in the winter months. But with limited space at the Alexandria, Va., high school, coaches turned to nearby CrossFit… Continue Reading

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Fight For Mike

By Various

In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

October 26, 2012

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In October 2011, Mike Hart won the Mid-Atlantic Hopper competition’s masters division at CrossFit BWI in Maryland. A year later, he’s using a walker and has difficulty speaking because of an unidentified neuro-degenerative disease.

“The doctors haven’t been able to identify what it is,” explains his brother, Joe. “He’s going through treatment after treatment after treatment.”

So at Hart’s box, CrossFit Oldtown in Alexandria, Va., members created Fight… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit

October 26, 2012

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Greg Glassman published the first CrossFit Journal article in 2002. Ten years later, the Journal’s overarching purpose remains the same: To define CrossFit and inspire and support our community.

The first CrossFit Journal article, Foundations, was published 10 years ago, on April 1, 2002, and the fitness world was forever changed.

It was written by CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman, who wrote all the content for the early editions of the Journal.

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The American Swing

By Jeff Martone

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Kettlebells, Reference

October 25, 2012

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After drilling good mechanics and a strong hip drive, it’s time to go overhead, says kettlebell guru Jeff Martone at this CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer Course at Progressive F.O.R.C.E. CrossFit in Las Vegas.

It’s called the American swing and should be introduced after the Russian swing and the power swing, he says.

“It should float up,” Martone explains. “I’m actually using my lats to stop it overhead.”

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Athlete Again

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

October 25, 2012

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Dylan Rivera struggled with a painful nervous-system disorder for most of his childhood, missing out on the physical challenge of sports. Then he found CrossFit and rediscovered the joy of athletics.

Dylan Rivera was always an active child. He played soccer and baseball and spent much of his childhood outside kicking around a soccer ball. One day that all changed.

“When I hit fifth grade, my health turned for… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 247

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

October 24, 2012

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On Episode 247 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Tami Martin and 2008 CrossFit Games champion Jason Khalipa. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.

The Words of Wisdom are from CrossFit Verve’s website, where an essay explains why CrossFitters should eat different forms of animal protein for breakfast every day.

4:05 Tami Martin is from Beaverton, Ore., and… Continue Reading

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Expanding CrossFit NYC

By Josh Newman

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

October 24, 2012

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In 2005, CrossFit NYC started as a workout club, meeting a couple of times a week in Central Park.

Once it got cold outside, owners found a Globo Gym where they could work out for $5 a head. Then they got kicked out.

“We were too loud and crazy,” explains co-owner Josh Newman. “The other problem is we unintentionally stole personal-training clients.”

All told, CrossFit NYC got kicked out of about five gyms over the… Continue Reading

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