February 2013

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Building Schools in Kenya

By Jason Khalipa

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Rest Day/Theory

February 11, 2013

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The competition was old school: no prizes. Just friends getting together for a great workout and some beer.

“And all the money that was raised, every single dime, went straight to Kenya,” says NorCal CrossFit owner Jason Khalipa.

It was all part of CrossFit’s Hope for Kenya project, focused on improving the conditions of those living in the 250-square-mile rural area surrounding Mombasa. The fundraiser workout—a 12-minute AMRAP of 50 air squats, 30… Continue Reading

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The War Within

By Hilary Achauer

In LEO/Mil, Rest Day/Theory

February 10, 2013

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Veteran and affiliate owner Atom Ziniewicz struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and bipolar disorder. He ultimately lost his battle, but he fought with his CrossFit community at his back.

On Sept. 21, 2012, 34-year-old Atom Ziniewicz faced down two Alaska State Troopers near Mile 270 of the Parks Highway in Fairbanks, Alaska. The former Green Beret, CrossFit athlete, coach and owner of CrossFit Liberation was armed with a… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 262

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 262 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Milford owner and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Jason Leydon. He also interviewed CrossFit Media sideline reporter Emily Turner. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.

The Words of Wisdom are from the Morgan Junction CrossFit article Need a Stronger Grip? The article talked about training to increase your grip… Continue Reading

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The Kipping Handstand Push-Up

By Laurie Galassi

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The kipping handstand push-up is about using the power of your hip to help your arms, says gymnast and coach Laurie Galassi of CrossFit Santa Cruz.

The first step is to practice the hip explosion while simply lying on the floor.

“Lie on your back; pull you knees into your chest. I am curling my tailbone up off the ground, and you’re going to explode out of that position,” Galassi says.

The mistake athletes sometimes… Continue Reading

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Meet Maggie Dabe

By Maggie Dabe

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Originally from Ecuador, Maggie Dabe came to the U.S. to go to school and learn English. She did both and then became a U.S. citizen.

But despite her associate’s degree in international business, Dabe wanted to do more “just to make me feel like I was doing something, (like) I was making a difference and helping other people.”

So she became a firefighter. At her firehouse, she met her future business partner and fiancé, Jeff… Continue Reading

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Accessing Athleticism

By Anna Woods

In Special Populations

February 06, 2013

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Trainer Anna Woods reports great success adapting the CrossFit program to clients with disabilities, whose PRs are measured not in seconds or pounds but improved daily function.

When I tell people I am a CrossFit trainer, the first assumption is that I work with skilled athletes. And I usually respond that I work with a different kind of athlete. I train athletes with more determination, fearlessness, ability and competitiveness than most… Continue Reading

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Aristotle in a Box

By Dr. Jane Drexler

In Rest Day/Theory

February 05, 2013

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Dr. Jane Drexler reflects on philosophical ideas through the lens of CrossFit. It’s like Philosophy 101 with CrossFit as the frame—or perhaps CrossFit 101 with philosophy as the frame.

“Men will be good or bad builders as a result of building well or badly.” —Aristotle

Right around Day 12 of a 30-day nutrition challenge, I start to feel good. Day 12 is when I start to believe Aristotle again. I start to believe again that the road to a… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 04, 2013

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First it was an archery range, then it was a shooting range. Today, it’s a CrossFit affiliate. But before all that, CrossFit Forward was housed in Lindsay Williams’ home.

“I made a glorified gym in my garage and then started from there, and within six months I’d grown to over 50 athletes,” explains the co-owner of CrossFit Forward in Fredericksburg, Va.

Today, the box has about 130 members from their late 20s all the way up… Continue Reading

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