April 2013

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To Know a Hero

By Various

In CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

April 22, 2013

Video Article

“It was horribly hard (when) I realized I’ve been a widow longer than I’ve been a wife,” says Ann Schmalstieg, an artist and a coach at Oceanside CrossFit.

Her husband, Marine Staff Sgt. Justin Schmalstieg, was killed Dec. 15, 2010, while serving in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old bomb-disposal technician had previously served three tours of duty in Iraq. On Dec. 15 in Helmand province, he was clearing a path… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 21, 2013

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When former track-and-field star Marion Jones-Thompson stepped into CrossFit Texas, the coaches were perplexed: how do you coach such an accomplished athlete?

The answer was simple: treat her just like everyone else.

“I don’t expect when I sign up for there to be, like, balloons and all of that,” Jones-Thompson says with a laugh. “I’m an athlete. I wanted to work out.”

Also a former basketball player for the Tulsa Shock of the… Continue Reading

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A Fight to Live

By Various

In CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

April 20, 2013

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In 2010 on the streets of East Oakland, Calif., a gang member shot Fremont police officer Todd Young in the pelvis. He suffered injuries so severe that doctors thought he would die.

Young woke up after 19 days in a coma. The shot to his iliac artery had also taken out 40 percent of his bladder and left holes in his intestines. He found himself with a colostomy bag, a catheter and tubes in his stomach, which… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 272

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Radio

April 19, 2013

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On Episode 272 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed representatives from two affiliates located close to where the bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon on April 15. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

2:54 CrossFit Southie is about a mile away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Amy Ferro described what itFBF;s been like in the Boston area in the… Continue Reading

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What’s in a Name?

By Dale Saran

In Legal

April 18, 2013

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CrossFit HQ General Counsel Dale Saran explains why a local throwdown is not a “CrossFit competition.”

CrossFit’s growth has produced a number of interesting side effects, most of them positive.

One byproduct of CrossFit’s spread and the continued business success of CrossFit affiliates has been the growth of the Sport of Fitness. This has significant consequences for CrossFit Inc.’s intellectual property, all CrossFit affiliates and the entire CrossFit community.

There is a… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

April 17, 2013

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Chad Vaughn repeatedly tells Kayla Baumgardner to get comfortable in the bottom of her overhead squat.

Vaughn, a two-time Olympian, can tell being so low is an unfamiliar position for the 22-year-old, who is scheduled to compete at the Northern California Regional this year.

“You’re gonna have to get where you can hold tight in that bottomed-out position,” advises Vaughn, part owner of CrossFit CenTex in Belton… Continue Reading

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Suffer the Children

By Chris Cooper

In CrossFit, Special Populations

April 16, 2013

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CrossFit unites its global community in the fight against catastrophic children’s illnesses. Chris Cooper reports.

It costs US$1.9 million to turn the lights on every morning and run St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a day. Some celebrities contribute, but the majority of donations are just from average folks around the world. Incredibly, 70 percent of all donations made to St. Jude are for $30 or less.

Thirty bucks isn’t much, and… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 15, 2013

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At CrossFit Calgary in Alberta, Canada, Brett Marshall says he tries to do all the right things for all the right reasons.

“‘You changed my life’—they’re words that will never get old,” says the affiliate owner and head coach who also is a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff. “As long as I know we can keep having impact relative to that, I’ll always be proud of what it is that we do and what it is that CrossFit does for… Continue Reading

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