August 2013

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CrossFit Radio Episode 289

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit, Radio

August 16, 2013

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On Episode 289 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit HQ’s Paula Gravatt and Pat Sherwood. This episode was webcast Aug. 14, 2013.

2:11 Paula Gravatt, who is on the CrossFit Affiliate Support and CrossFit Tour teams, has been working feverishly for the past several months to organize and coordinate the 2013 CrossFit Tour and Affiliate Gathering in Big Sky, Mont. She came on the show to talk… Continue Reading

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Training in the Heat

By Bill Starr

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Bill Starr offers advice to athletes training hard in the dog days of summer.

This is the time of year when athletes have to deal with temperatures soaring close to or over the century mark, as well as extremely high humidity in some areas. It’s also when many sports teams train for the upcoming season.

Extreme heat can be debilitating to any athlete, regardless of age, if he or she does… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

August 14, 2013

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Years before Shari Keener started training in 2005 at the original CrossFit box in Santa Cruz, Calif., she had a different addiction: meth.

“It’s astonishing to me that that is how I lived my life,” she says today. “I never think about it. At all. I never think about that. So when I get asked about it I’m like, ‘Oh my God, yeah, I did that. That’s so crazy.’”

Now a Level 1 Seminar Staff intern and a mother of two, Keener… Continue Reading

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The Jercs

By Various

In HD Videos, Sports Applications

August 11, 2013

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When Louie Zitting and his brothers were kids, his dad would call them “little jerks” whenever they got into trouble. That trouble, though, was the most fun.

Today, Zitting, his brothers and his family are known as the Jercs, a group of rock crawlers in Utah. They take their modified Jeeps, trucks and buggies for extreme off-road driving in Moab, Utah, where they spend days and nights camping out.

There are two… Continue Reading

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Making the Most of It

By Gary Kirk

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 10, 2013

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Gary Kirk didn’t cook. He would heat up food but never venture so far as to make something from scratch.

These days, Sunday is reserved for making sauces to accompany his reformed diet, recommended to him by his neurologist. More than six months ago, Kirk was suffering from nerve attacks, sight problems, loss of balance and movement in the face, as well as a loss of taste—all because of multiple sclerosis. Kirk also weighed… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 288

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

August 09, 2013

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On Episode 288 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed both Individual second-place finishers from the CrossFit Games: Lindsey Valenzuela and Jason Khalipa. This episode was webcast Aug. 7, 2013.

1:32 Lindsey Valenzuela placed second at the recent CrossFit Games. She spoke about her performance and what it meant to stand on the podium next to friend, training partner and overall winner Sam Briggs. She said… Continue Reading

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The Lunatic Farmer

By Chris Cooper

In Nutrition, Rest Day/Theory

August 07, 2013

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Internationally known for his agricultural practices in Virginia, Joel Salatin calls it like he sees it—and there’s a lot he’s calling out.

Joel Salatin is possibly the most influential farmer in America.

He doesn’t work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Calling himself a “lunatic,” he’s most famous for his central roles in Food, Inc. and The Omnivore's Dilemma, as well as several speeches on the TED stage. Salatin abhors many commercial farming practices… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 06, 2013

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Since 2011, Lisa Long and her daughter, Rory Zambard, were hoping to both qualify for the CrossFit Games and experience the competition together. But life got in the way and Long went alone in 2011, finishing ninth in the 50-54 Masters Division.

This year, however, was different: both mother and daughter competed at the Games.

“It’s heaven, a little slice of heaven,” Long says. “It is a beautiful thing to be here… Continue Reading

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