December 2012

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In Athletes, HD Videos, Special Populations

December 15, 2012

Video Article

For Tyler Belanger, coaching special kids is about allowing them to live without limitations.

At CrossFit Catalyst in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., the coach works with an almost non-verbal, functioning autistic boy.

“Does he understand what is actually being said, and pitch and tone of voice? Probably not,” Belanger explains. “But we can’t really tell either. What we know is that he really enjoys when people smile, and… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos

December 14, 2012

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At 10 a.m., hordes of people lined up to get autographs and pictures taken with elite CrossFit athletes Dan Bailey and Rich Froning Jr. The meet-and-greet kicked off the grand opening of CrossFit Mayhem, the Cookeville, Tenn., affiliate owned by Froning, the two-time CrossFit Games champion.

Kreig Crabtree drove seven hours for the event.

“We’re just big fans of Rich and Dan’s, wanted to meet ’em,” he explains. “It was worth the trip.”

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CrossFitting Through Pregnancy

By Catherine Cochran

In Medical/Injuries, Special Populations

December 14, 2012

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For pregnant CrossFitters, resources on how to continue hitting the WOD are becoming easier to find. CrossFit Chantilly owner Catherine Cochran, a Type 1 diabetic, shares her experience.

In 2009, as a Type 1 diabetic struggling with my condition and experiencing life-threatening hypoglycemic episodes, I did my first CrossFit workout: Fran.

It was heavily scaled, but I completed the workout and was immediately hooked. In the… Continue Reading

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Meet J.P. Bolwahnn

By J.P. Bolwahnn

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J.P. Bolwahnn is untraditional: in his mid-30s, he’s a business-administration student at the University of San Diego, where he also plays football.

“There’s no other 35-year-old playing running back in college football right now,” he says with a laugh.

Bolwahnn is also a Level 1 Seminar Staff member, a member of Mike Burgener’s team for CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer Courses, and a trainer at CrossFit USD.

“He’s an outstanding… Continue Reading

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The Rob Davis Story

By Rob and Karen Davis

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

December 13, 2012

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Rob Davis was a six-figure, white-collar, software-industry executive with a wife and six kids. When the economy started to tank, he wasn’t concerned.

“I never in my life had a problem finding a job. Didn’t anticipate it being a problem whatsoever,” he explains. “That wasn’t the case.”

Davis and his family found themselves living on his unemployment checks for months with no prospects on the horizon. During that time, a friend introduced him… Continue Reading

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Addiction, Recovery and CrossFit

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Medical/Injuries, Special Populations

December 13, 2012

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Ron Gellis, a recovering alcoholic and psychologist, started a program that combines elements of a traditional 12-step model with CrossFit. Community, he says, is key. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

About a year ago, Zach’s 7-year-old brother found him lying on the floor of their parents’ Washington home, passed out from a heroin overdose. Two weeks later, his sister saw him in the bathroom with a needle in his arm.

The 21-year-old, who asked that his last name… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 254

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, Audio, CrossFit Games, Radio

December 12, 2012

Audio Article

On Episode 254 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Chicago owner and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Rudy Tapalla. Justin also interviewed 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games runner-up Josh Bridges. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

The Words of Wisdom are from a CrossFit Verve article in which Luke Palmisano explains the differences between an “Oly deadlift”… Continue Reading

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Fighting With the Knees

By Tony Blauer

In Coaching, CrossFit, CrossFit Defense, HD Videos

December 12, 2012

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Air squats, sprinting and knees-to-elbows are all movements that have created a relationship between your hip and hip flexor, says Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems.

When you find yourself in a fight, you’re merely mimicking movements performed in workouts. First, you’ll likely get into the hollow-body position and then grab hold of the assailant.

“It’s like if I did slam ball and knees-to-elbow at the same… Continue Reading

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