May 2013

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May 22, 2013

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Researchers at Ohio State University refuse further comment on CrossFit study amidst allegations of inaccurate data from the study’s own coordinator.

A few weeks ago, I learned that researchers affiliated with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) had published a study on CrossFit’s efficacy in the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

The study—CrossFit-Based… Continue Reading

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Want to Be Good at Oly?

By Chad Vaughn

In Coaching, Olympic Lifts

May 19, 2013

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Two-time Olympian Chad Vaughn details four areas of focus if you really want to add weight to your snatch and clean and jerk.

Most athletes dive into the Olympic lifts without considering what really allows someone to lift the heaviest loads and move efficiently through high-rep workouts.

I have four keys to lifting the heaviest weights and moving well in the snatch and clean and jerk. They… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 276

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 276 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Carrie Rieger, who was recently crowned Mrs. Missouri. Judkins also interviewed Andrea Ager, SoCal Regional competitor. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

5:02 Carrie Rieger trains at CrossFit Lee’s Summit in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and she recently won the Mrs. Missouri pageant. She explained how and why she got involved… Continue Reading

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As a child, Annie Thorisdottir took ballet. It didn’t stick for long, though. Like her cousins, she wanted to try gymnastics. She made it to Iceland’s national team but quit to focus on high-school studies.

“Going from training 24 hours a week into training not at all didn’t really work out for me,” the 23-year-old two-time CrossFit Games champion says with her quintessential smile.

So she started ballet again, and dance. That, too… Continue Reading

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Powerball

By Dan Strametz and Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

May 13, 2013

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You’ve seen the game on American Gladiators, now play it with your CrossFit Kids.

This kids version of powerball involves quite a bit less tackling than the TV version featuring muscled men and women named Laser and Siren, but the goals are the same: get a ball into a guarded bucket.

Kids ready?

Trainers ready?

Go!

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“I Just Want to Be Active”

By Kim O’Reilly

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

May 11, 2013

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Kim O’Reilly’s body is 53, but her kidney and pancreas are much younger. They belonged to her son, who donated them to her.

Her failing organs were a result of Type 1 diabetes, with which she was diagnosed at the age of 5. She reluctantly agreed to the kidney transplant in 2001, a couple of years after her daughter died following a similar procedure. Her son was 18 at the time.

“We both woke up from the OR with a… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 275

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

May 09, 2013

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On Episode 275 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Chris Dozois, who won the CrossFit Games Open in the South West. Also on the show was Rainier CrossFit owner and HQ Seminar Staff member Kurtis Bowler. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

3:41 Chris Dozois finished at the top of the Open leaderboard in the South West, placing ahead of Games competitors Chris… Continue Reading

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At 13, Anna Tunnicliffe decided she wanted to win an Olympic medal in sailing. And she did, taking gold in the Laser Radial class at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

“(It’s) the most amazing feeling in the world,” she says. “Not too many people can say they’ve won one.”

Now 30, Tunnicliffe began training at CrossFit B&S in Miami about a year and a half ago.

“I was fit, but I was just not getting fitter. I wasn’t getting… Continue Reading

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