March 2013

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March 31, 2013

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The individual PDF articles published in March 2013 are collected here in a single download.

The video and audio posts are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

Never Too Young to Survive - Randolph
CrossFit: A Sisyphean Endeavor? - Drexler
Fuck Compression Tights - Warkentin
Breakfast Cupcakes - Brown and Dazet
The King of Lifts - Shankle
Pot of Gold Soup - Brown and Dazet
Deconstructing Pukie - Achauer
The Forgotten Lift - Starr
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From Crunches to Climax

By Emily Beers

In ExPhysiology

March 31, 2013

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Emily Beers examines the physiology of exercise-induced orgasms, and female CrossFit athletes open up and talk about them.

It was 1995, a time when crunches were the in-vogue ab exercise.

Wendy, desperate for a flat stomach to flaunt during the upcoming summer, started an abdominal routine in her living room. She told herself the monotony of the crunches would be well worth it.

“From pain will come pleasure,” Wendy remembers thinking.

Twenty, 25… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

March 30, 2013

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Bryan Danard represents the third generation of his family to be in the business of buying and selling cattle at Calgary Stockyards Ltd. in Alberta, Canada.

When he found CrossFit and later became co-owner of CrossFit Ramsay, it was a natural fit to offer grass-fed beef to affiliate members at a cost that was cheaper than the local butcher.

“It really just sort of formed that whole notion of community, bringing your outside interests to the inside… Continue Reading

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Distance Learning

By Hilary Achauer

In Coaching

March 29, 2013

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Hilary Achauer explores the advantages and disadvantages of remote coaching in a sport built on community and personal interaction.

Traditionally, coaching involves a great deal of immediate interaction between trainer and athlete.

An athlete bangs out five thrusters before stumbling forward on the sixth. Frustrated, she drops the bar, and her coach is talking to her before it stops bouncing. The trainer tells the athlete… Continue Reading

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Meet Sara Wilkinson

By Sara Wilkinson

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Sara Wilkinson isn’t your typical mom.

“I don’t drive a minivan. I drive a jacked-up Jeep with a lift and a winch. And I have tattoos, and I’m getting my hair colored all purple next week,” she says. “I don’t do that to be crazy or rebellious or someone I’m not. I’ve just always been a little different.”

The 35-year-old started CrossFit just because she wanted to be in shape.

“I never, ever had the intention to teach or train… Continue Reading

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In Special Populations, Workouts

March 26, 2013

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Fight Club was the beginning. Now it’s moved out of the basement and the box. It’s called The Chaos League.

You live in an orderly society for the most part. You are brought up learning rules and regulations for almost every situation. Obeying those rules, even mastering them, determines to a large degree how well you will navigate within the structures of society.

Order is good. Order is predictable. Order builds… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 268

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 268 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Mitchelton owner Lily Cosgrove and Josh Everett. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

3:12 Australian Lily Cosgrove is a former lawyer who is now a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff and co-owner, with her husband, of CrossFit Mitchelton. She talked about how the CrossFit Games Open is going Down… Continue Reading

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The Forgotten Lift

By Bill Starr

In Olympic Lifts

March 24, 2013

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Bill Starr explains the technique for the Olympic-style press, which helped set records but ultimately ushered the lift out of competition.

In the ’60s, Tony Garcy of the York Barbell Club invented a technical style of pressing that required a high degree of timing, quickness, coordination and—most of all—balance. Previously, Olympic lifters used brute strength to elevate their presses. Tony’s version was a high-skill movement… Continue Reading

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