November 2012

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Giving Thanks for WODs

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Rest Day/Theory

November 22, 2012

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When it’s time to stuff your face for Thanksgiving, affiliates have the antidote. Andréa Maria Cecil advises you to think of the holiday workout as “preventative maintenance.”

Nearly 391 years ago, the first Thanksgiving feast was documented in the U.S.: it was celebrated by pilgrims in modern-day Massachusetts after a plentiful harvest.

Today, the holiday has retained its integrity: it’s a day of appreciation involving gluttony and ruthless consumerism.

Wait. What?

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CrossFit Radio Episode 251

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Audio, MMA, Radio

November 21, 2012

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On Episode 251 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Jay White, a mixed-martial-arts pro and two-time Pan Am gold medalist in jiu-jitsu. He also spoke to CrossFit Matters owner Jim Caskey. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.

The Words of Wisdom are from a CrossFit Verve article on post-WOD nutrition:

1. No fat intake after a workout.
2. Carbs. You need carbs.
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Most, Most, Most: Safety vs. Intensity

By Tony Budding and Pat Sherwood

In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

November 21, 2012

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In this video, CrossFit Media’s Tony Budding and Pat Sherwood discuss CrossFit’s updated definition of technique. They also delve into the broader boundaries of definitions and knowledge, as well as what can be measured and what can’t, all in an effort to improve dialogue within the CrossFit coaching community. CrossFit is about measurable, observable and repeatable results, and knowing what you know and what you don’t are key to understanding… Continue Reading

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Road Test: Headbands

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

November 21, 2012

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Hilary Achauer was tired of headbands that came off in the middle of a WOD, so she went in search of the perfect headband for CrossFit.

I was in the middle of a surprisingly brutal 20-minute AMRAP of 4 thrusters, 8 toes-to-bars, 12 pistols and 16 double-unders. In the third round, right in the middle of the thrusters, I felt my headband slip back on my head.

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Meet Abi Grove

By Abi Grove

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Abi Grove is member of the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff, and she’s also a powerlifter who trains at Louie Simmons’ Westside Barbell in Columbus, Ohio.

Westside is a rugged, no-nonsense gym where elite powerlifters train to break world records, and Grove was intimidated when she left the comfort of five years at Lynnwood CrossFit/Local’s Gym in Washington state. She says she quickly found a lot of common ground between Westside… Continue Reading

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Cherry Chia Seed Pudding

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

November 20, 2012

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Chia seed pudding is fun to eat and fun to decorate. Your kids will never know this pudding is made of healthy seeds, and it’s made with just two or three simple ingredients.

Create a face atop the pudding, or keep it simple and top with cherries. Either way, your kids will have fun with the pudding and benefit from omega-3 fatty acids.

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

November 19, 2012

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In barren Winter Park, Colo., sits CrossFit Thin Air, an affiliate with a mere 1,800 square feet of space but a very big back yard: it sits on 80 acres that includes about 3 miles of a cross-country ski-trail system.

“We have a lot of fun with the outdoor stuff,” co-owner Dave Zink says.

That fun includes nighttime runs in the snow, hill climbs and mountain biking at 9,000 feet.

Zink, a lifelong endurance athlete… Continue Reading

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Fit for the Fight

By E.M. Burton

In LEO/Mil

November 19, 2012

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Sheri Dilena talks about seven years spent training soldiers deployed in the Middle East.

At Camp Buehring (formerly Camp Udairi) in the northwestern region of Kuwait, Sheri Dilena trains new recruits and their leadership in the CrossFit method.

Using basic equipment—sand-ball kettlebells, sandbags, tires, cases of water bottles, barriers for box jumps, mooring ropes, and anything else they can find around the camp—Dilena has helped over 4,000 troops become… Continue Reading

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