January 2013

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CrossFit subject-matter experts George Ryan and Tony Blauer explain how fear-management and positive action are the keys to any crisis situation.

A feeling of helplessness tormented most Americans in the wake of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. In the face of so much horror and injustice, some argued for more gun control, while others called for a heavier gun presence in our schools. Many brought… Continue Reading

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Being a Blue Angel

By Lt. Cmdr. John Hiltz

In HD Videos, LEO/Mil

January 24, 2013

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As a Blue Angels pilot, Lt. Cmdr. John Hiltz withstands unique aviation conditions while flying his aircraft as fast as 800 miles per hour for up to 45 minutes at a time.

“The G-forces are really intense. They hit you just like doing a really heavy deadlift at a CrossFit workout,” he explains. “We don’t wear a pressurized suit that allows the pilot to help combat the G-forces that we’re gonna feel. So in order… Continue Reading

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Down but not Out

By Sharon Schuh

In The CrossFit Life

January 24, 2013

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When Sharon Schuh’s husband was laid off from his job, they had to give up their CrossFit membership. Fortunately, they didn’t have to give up CrossFit.

My son, Eric, started CrossFit at CrossFit Pacific Beach in 2010, and he immediately began using a variety of tactics—including begging, shaming and demanding—to get me and my husband, Tim, to try it out. Eric was convinced we’d love it. And while I… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 260

By Justin Judkins

In Audio, Radio

January 23, 2013

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On Episode 260 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Rob Davis, owner of CrossFit 817, as well as affiliate owner and CrossFit Games competitor Aja Barto. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

This week’s Words of Wisdom are from Pat Barber of Norcal CrossFit: Coach Pat on Overtraining. Barber, who has competed in several editions of the CrossFit Games… Continue Reading

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Coach B and the Clean

By Mike Burgener

In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

January 23, 2013

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At this CrossFit Invictus Training Camp, longtime Olympic-weightlifting coach Mike Burgener works with one athlete who is not reaching full hip extension and is therefore being pulled forward by the bar. Coach Burgener explains the height of the bar is often less important than the speed with which an athlete can pull under it.

If athletes “lose connection” between the time of hip explosion and getting under bar, Burgener… Continue Reading

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The Parent Trap

By Emily Beers

In Coaching, Special Populations

January 23, 2013

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Emily Beers convinces her mother to try CrossFit and experiences the trials and rewards of raising a new athlete.

I’ll never forget the moment her CrossFit life was conceived.

My mother phoned me up, hesitated a moment, interrupted and then blurted, “Em … I think … I think I’m ready to try CrossFit.”

I had been trying for months, but to no avail. At one point, I was so desperate I tried more artificial ways to get the… Continue Reading

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When CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman outgrew the 1,250-square-foot space where he was training athletes in Santa Cruz, Calif., he had a realization.

“I said, ‘Well, ya know what? I don’t know anything about business. Nothing.’ So I better go to the bookstore,” he tells an audience at the State Policy Network 20th Annual Meeting in Florida. “And there wasn’t one book on the shelf, not one, that told me how to improve my product or service.”

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

January 21, 2013

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In five years, CrossFit Apex has moved as many times.

“We’ve learned what we really wanted in a box, and we learned what works and kind of what doesn’t work,” says co-owner Tanya Wagner, 2009 CrossFit Games champion. “So for this location, really we knew we wanted to be able to run two classes at the same time.”

Gone are the days when teenagers had long waits while their parents finished a workout.

“Nobody’s waiting for more than a… Continue Reading

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