June 2013

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 20, 2013

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He’s gracious and famous, and he’ll never say no to a fan who wants a photo—unless he’s late for an event at the CrossFit Games. So far, CrossFit’s No. 1 ambassador has handled the challenges of fame like any other workout: with mastery.

“At home … nobody really cared. But it’s been the last couple months, (I) got stopped at the grocery store a few times, stopped at the movie theater,” says two-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning… Continue Reading

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Training the Brain

By Chris Cooper

In Kids, Special Populations

June 18, 2013

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Dr. John Ratey, author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, talks to Chris Cooper about movement, the mind and CrossFit.

Can burpees help with math homework?

Dr. John Ratey thinks so.

The associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in 2008 wrote the book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain based on the outstanding example of the Naperville School Board. The book… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 280

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

June 16, 2013

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On Episode 280 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two Mid Atlantic Regional competitors who are a husband-and-wife team. Competing as individuals, Alea Helmick placed fourth and Gary Helmick placed second. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

3:33 Alea Helmick has only been doing CrossFit for a year, but she stormed into the Mid Atlantic Regional after placing fifth in the… Continue Reading

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“Shave me”

By E.M. Burton

In Rest Day/Theory

June 14, 2013

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“Go ahead, shave me.”

It takes a certain amount of temerity to say it. But you probably should.

Granted, shaving is pretty common. For many, it's an essential part of daily grooming. They say three-quarters of all men shave their faces every day without giving the act much thought.

But when it comes to having someone else do the work? It can be a little daunting.

A rather discerning friend recently mentioned… Continue Reading

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The Written Word

By Hilary Achauer

In Rest Day/Theory

June 11, 2013

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What does it take to write a book? Hilary Achauer talks to Samir Chopra and bestselling novelist Eleanor Brown about the joy—and pain—of writing.

When all she wants to do is stop, Eleanor Brown breaks her task into manageable parts.

“Small goals are important. You have to make it achievable,” Brown said.

Samir Chopra doesn’t enjoy the process, but knows he’d be even unhappier if he stopped.

“I wish I could stop, but if I stopped, I’d be miserable… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 279

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

June 11, 2013

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On Episode 279 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two first-time CrossFit Games qualifiers: Tiffany Hendrickson and Matthew Hathcock. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

4:19 Tiffany Hendrickson won the South West Regional by placing in the top four in all seven workouts. She talked about what it means to qualify for the CrossFit Games and how she’ll prepare for the… Continue Reading

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Lingua Fran-ca

By Mike Warkentin

In CrossFit

June 09, 2013

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Mike Warkentin collects a list of terms that will help you communicate in boxes all over the world.

Throughout history, people of different mother tongues have communicated via lingua francas, or a “bridge languages” that developed to allow commerce and trade.

In the Renaissance Era, Lingua Franca was used for trade and diplomacy in the Mediterranean. In the fitness renaissance we are currently experiencing, we’ve developed terms that can be… Continue Reading

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Rider on the Storm

By Jeff King

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Former pro cyclist Jeff King recounts the spread of cycling’s drug culture from Europe to North America.

The first thing I noticed in Belgium was the speed.

We were racing at a pace at least five miles per hour faster than anything I had ever done in North America and not taking the usual rests that would allow me to survive three-hour races like this. I was getting my legs ripped off.

It… Continue Reading

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