The concept of awareness is to be able to enjoy your family and friends without worrying about “some nut comin’ in and bad shit happening,” says Tony Blauer of CrossFit Defense.
The goal is to improve perception speed and decrease reaction time.
In any restaurant, for example, Blauer says he chooses a spot where he can see the exits and most of the room.
If a confrontation were to occur, he notes that such items… Continue Reading
March 12, 2013
Most kids love eggs. And most kids love cupcakes.
So why not combine the two into a delicious breakfast meal?
This breakfast is full of protein, fat and carbs and makes a balanced meal.
It’s just before 10 o’clock in the morning. In the past, Tom Butler could be found sitting at home, watching TV and eating pancakes. On this day, he’s at CrossFit Five Star.
“Instead, I get to run in 19-degree weather. God, this is so much fun,” the 55-year-old says with a smile.
About a year ago, Butler was up to 280 lb. He was wearing size-42 pants and XXL clothing. He had consistent knee problems after years of playing… Continue Reading
March 10, 2013
Mike Warkentin believes special equipment will never take the place of practice and effort.
I have little use for the gear debate about which shoes are better for which workout, whether tights help anything at all, which speed rope is best, what wicking system will keep my crotch drier, or whether I’ll produce 2 percent more power lifting off plywood instead of stall mats.
Who the fuck has time for this?
I like… Continue Reading
In this installment of the Behind the Scenes series, Sevan Matossian takes his camera off the competition floor to talk to CrossFit staff, judges, volunteers and competitors on the final two days of the 2012 edition of the CrossFit Games.
Athlete Austin Malleolo offers some insight about whether he came to the Games to win.
“Well, yeah. I don’t think you come here without wanting to win. But I think setting… Continue Reading
On Episode 266 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit success story Nicki Garcia and CrossFit Games competitor and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Katie Hogan. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
4:41 When she was younger, Nicki Garcia was active in dance and a variety of sports. That ended 13 years ago when she suffered a traumatic injury in a car accident… Continue Reading
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March 07, 2013
For the Mericles, there was no better way to celebrate their upcoming wedding than with pull-ups, burpees, hand-release push-ups, kettlebell swings and a 200-meter run—all while attached to another person. Literally.
The Wedding WOD was intended to represent the proverbial ball and chain, says Courtney Mericle, who co-owns CrossFit Surge in Northglenn, Colo., with her now-husband Brandon.
“So we actually had everybody attached to their… Continue Reading
Allen Buck’s home gym in Brentwood, Tenn., has equipment galore and a lot of character courtesy of old telephone poles embedded to create a pull-up/wall-ball rig, homemade GHDs, a pit for atlas stones, climbing walls, a prowler runway, over 20 feet of parallel bars, monkey bars ... and that’s just outside the actual gym. The property is also conveniently connected to a public park.
Buck, a 68-year-old anesthesiologist… Continue Reading