February 2013

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Bringing CrossFit to the Corporate World

By Michael Cordano and Jason Khalipa

In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 21, 2013

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It’s not unheard of for a corporation to have a fitness center outfitted with treadmills and ellipticals. But what about a CrossFit affiliate?

At Global Storage Technology, based in San Jose, Calif., 2,000 employees at two locations can increase their work capacity five days a week. Thus far, roughly 10 percent of workers are members of the NorCal CrossFit affiliate.

“We spend more time at work than we do at home. So let’s try to make it a place where people… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 20, 2013

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Three years ago, Chad Timm was running a lot and doing P90X.

“I thought I was pretty darn fit,” he says.

Then a friend told him about CrossFit.

“(She) went to a free workout, got her butt kicked, told me in how much pain she was in, so I was like, ‘I gotta try that,’” says Timm, who owns CrossFit Ocean Beach outside San Diego. “I really realized that that broad, general, inclusive definition of fitness was not what I was… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Media, Medical/Injuries

February 18, 2013

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After a motorcycle accident involving another motorcycle, Jennifer Lazo was left with a compound fracture of her tibia, which was missing two inches, and a fibula that was cracked in half.

“After the initial surgery from the trauma team … the initial prognosis was one of two options,” recounts her husband, Vidal. The couple owns CrossFit Kingdom in Miami. The first option was simply that Jennifer’s left leg would be two inches shorter than her… Continue Reading

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The Handstand Pirouette

By Laurie Galassi

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If you’re faced with lengths of handstand walks in a workout, why not use a pirouette to turn around and come back?

“To do a handstand pirouette, you have to have a really good sense of where vertical is,” says Laurie Galassi, a gymnast and coach at CrossFit Santa Cruz.

Starting beside a wall, Galassi has her athlete establish a solid handstand position. Then Galassi has the athlete kick upside down and take a… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 263

By Justin Judkins

In Audio, CrossFit Games, Radio, Special Populations

February 15, 2013

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On Episode 263 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Hope for Kenya project leader Dallin Frampton, as well as Justin Bergh, general manager of the CrossFit Games. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.

The Words of Wisdom are from the CrossFit Albuquerque blog: Advice on Approaching the CrossFit Total.

4:25 Dallin Frampton is the owner of new affiliate CrossFit Spearhead, and he’s also… Continue Reading

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Less Training, More Living

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

February 14, 2013

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The members of CrossFit Alaska use CrossFit to get into shape for the physical demands of daily life in the North. One member used it to save his life—twice.

Alaska’s wilderness is breathtaking and majestic, but everyday life requires a high level of fitness. The rugged environment is unforgiving, and little mistakes and small errors in judgment can have disastrous consequences in the North. When everything goes to hell, strength, endurance and grit… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Rest Day/Theory

February 13, 2013

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CrossFit-funded collection systems are freeing Kenyan women from the burden of transporting water, allowing them to pursue education and take important steps toward equality. Marty Cej reports.

Their ambitions are the same as those of kids everywhere, but the opportunities in the Kasemeni Division of eastern Kenya are very different.

Across this 250-square-mile region, small villages of mud-walled huts and… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

February 12, 2013

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We’re only starting to realize the potential early CrossFit training can unlock.

Former CrossFit Kids Chris Fabian, Meredith Prinz and Tyler Jordan are certain their CrossFit experience has prepared them for training at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

At the academy, about 4,400 cadets train for four years, and most receive commissions as second lieutenants upon graduation. Entrance to the academy… Continue Reading

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