July 2013

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Media

July 11, 2013

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Dave Leys started doing CrossFit in 1999. In the years that followed, his best Fran time of 2:50 was among the best in the world. Leys was also featured in many of the very first videos to appear on CrossFit.com.

“He’s one of the fuckin’ OGs of CrossFit and just like crushin’ it back in the day,” says Dave Castro, Director of the CrossFit Games. “No one could keep up with him back in the day.”

Today, Leys, also known as “DMFL,” is a videographer… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition

July 10, 2013

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Researchers of a study that looked at U.S. health over 20 years were surprised to find diet played a dominant role in burden-of-disease risk, surpassing tobacco use. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

Americans are dying younger and living their later years with more diseases than citizens of poorer countries that spend far less than the U.S. on health care, according to a new study.

The most surprising finding, the researchers said… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, HD Videos

July 09, 2013

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The workout was simple: three rounds for time of a 400-meter run, 21 kettlebell swings at 1.5 pood and 12 pull-ups. In other words, Helen.

“Thought I’d be pretty good at it,” Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D says when describing his first CrossFit workout.

But after the initial round, he was “in a world of hurt.”

“If I look back on it, I cringe now,” Steadman adds.

Meanwhile, Jami Tikkanen of CrossFit Thames in England tested… Continue Reading

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The Brave

By Ashley Carriveau

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In the 2012 Open, Ashley Carriveau won the Northern California Region. That same year she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.

It was a time she has mostly blocked from memory.

“It was awful. (My husband and I) were both in tears for a while. It was just devastating,” says the CrossFit San Jose athlete.

After extensive surgery, Carriveau set her mind on qualifying for the CrossFit Games, but she wasn’t the… Continue Reading

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Women’s Wait

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In CrossFit, Rest Day/Theory

July 07, 2013

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In this two-part series, Andréa Maria Cecil explores women in sports and what supporters and critics have to say about the contentious Title IX legislation. In Part 1, Cecil investigates the past, present and future of female athletes.

In sixth grade, Jean Stewart hit a boy. And she didn’t just hit him; she “knocked his block off.”

Her father had taught his daughter a little about athletics and boxing. So when young Jean… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 283

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

July 06, 2013

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On Episode 283 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two female CrossFit Games competitors: Natalie McLain from Colorado and Michelle Letendre from Quebec. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

2:20 Natalie McLain placed second at the South West Regional and qualified for the CrossFit Games for the first time. She gave her thoughts on the Regional competition and talked… Continue Reading

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Hack It Up?

By Chris Cooper

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Chris Cooper examines belts, squat suits and knee wraps for CrossFit athletes.

This year at the CrossFit Games, athletes will bolster their courage with meditation, concentration, HTFU and sometimes prayer.

Some will also brace their backs with leather, their wrists with reinforced nylon or their asses with polyester briefs.

But should they?

Supportive gear—belts, wraps and physio tape—might help an athlete lift more weight, do more reps and fatigue more… Continue Reading

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Dealing With Diabetes

By Mike Hoge

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Mike Hoge of Comal CrossFit missed Regionals in 2012 but figured it was because the competition was getting better and better.

When he started losing weight, performing poorly at the gym, waking up with a dry mouth and urinating frequently, Hoge used the Internet to come up with a self-diagnosis of diabetes. Turns out he was right on, and he was hospitalized shortly after that.

“I remember just putting my head in… Continue Reading

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