March 2013

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

March 23, 2013

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At 17, Jacqui Pierce was taking a joyride on a moped. As she rounded a curb, she lost control and hit a tree.

“The impact was so hard that my face detached from my skull,” says Pierce, now 26. “I broke every bone in my face. They couldn’t find eye sockets. My eye sockets had powdered.”

On Pierce’s 11th day in the hospital, her father made the decision to stop life support. Three days later, Jacqui came out of her coma. Today… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, HD Videos

March 22, 2013

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The hardest part of the muscle-up is neither the push nor the pull. It’s keeping the rings close to the body during the transition to the bottom of the ring dip, says Level 1 Seminar Staff member Russell Berger.

To help athletes develop strength close to the body and ultimately improve the muscle-up, he introduces a drill to members of CrossFit Amundson in Santa Cruz, Calif. It begins at the… Continue Reading

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Deconstructing Pukie

By Hilary Achauer

In CrossFit, ExPhysiology

March 21, 2013

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Hilary Achauer examines the physiology behind exercise-induced vomiting.

Ben Bristow was just being polite.

His girlfriend had brought in some homemade date-chocolate energy balls for him to sample pre-workout. Bristow, a coach at CrossFit 858 in San Diego, Calif., ate a few of them about 25 minutes before the workout that day. The Marine of 12 years was a two-year veteran of CrossFit and thought this would be enough time for… Continue Reading

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Pot of Gold Soup

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

March 19, 2013

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Soup can be tricky, and soup can be sticky. But not this soup.

This soup is simple to make, and, well, maybe just a little sticky.

In keeping with seasonal cooking—spring isn’t quite here—we use pre-cut butternut squash to simplify the recipe. Involve your kids in making it with you, as they can easily help toss the squash with olive oil and use the immersion blender to purée. This soup is well worth its… Continue Reading

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The Kipping Muscle-Up

By Laurie Galassi

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Channeling the power of the hip can be tricky when it comes to the muscle-up.

“I think that most people understand you’ve got to have a good amount of pulling strength, full range, and a deep dip with a great amount of dipping strength. I think getting the hip involved to learn the kipping muscle-up is a little bit more complicated,” says gymnast and CrossFit Santa Cruz coach Laurie Galassi.

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The King of Lifts

By Donny Shankle

In Olympic Lifts

March 17, 2013

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Champion weightlifter Donny Shankle says the competition isn’t over until the last clean and jerk comes down.

Gloria was 6 kilos behind the leader after missing two of her three snatch attempts.

Out of the corner of her eye, she spied her competitor dancing all over the platform like a newborn baby giraffe as she jerked.

“Chicken legs,” Gloria whispered under her breath with a… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 267

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Radio

March 16, 2013

Audio Article

On Episode 267 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Ute CrossFit owner Tommy Hackenbruck and HQ Level 1 Seminar Staff member and South East Regional director John McLaughlin. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

3:11 Ute CrossFit’s team won the Affiliate Cup at last year’s CrossFit Games, and team captain and head trainer Tommy Hackenbruck came on the show to talk about this year’s… Continue Reading

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A Model for the Next Generation

By Kate Foster and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

In Athletes, HD Videos

March 15, 2013

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Camille Leblanc-Bazinet instantly became Kate Foster’s favorite athlete when the 13-year-old saw the former gymnast with a cool accent wearing her favorite color of blue. Two years later, the teenager who has been battling leukemia got to meet her idol. Twice.

“I got very sentimental,” Leblanc-Bazinet says. “She’s so strong and she’s so happy. People are healthy and have all their (members), and they’re not half as happy as she was.”

Kate… Continue Reading

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