September 2013

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September 16, 2013

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Pat Sherwood sets off on a 16-country motorcycle tour and discovers the secret to finding spare time.

They say that time is money. They also say that money is power. If that’s the case, then by my reckoning, time equals power.

I’m actually talking about what you need to live the life you dream about.

As I write this, Ian Wittenber and I are on Day 30 of a 100-day motorcycle odyssey through 16 countries… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

September 15, 2013

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In the second episode of Offline, an unscripted presentation of guests debating controversial subjects in the CrossFit world, the topic is whether women should serve in combat roles. Earlier this year, the Pentagon announced it would allow women to apply for front-line combat positions.

Host Russell Berger welcomes guests Zach Forrest, owner of CrossFit Max Effort and a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff; Jody Geare, a firefighter… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 294

By Justin Judkins

In Coaching, CrossFit, Radio

September 15, 2013

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On Episode 294 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Level 1 Seminar Staff member Chuck Carswell. This episode was webcast on Sept. 11, 2013.

2:40 Level 1 Seminar Staff member and multi-year CrossFit Games judge Chuck Carswell was at the recent CrossFit Trainers Summit held in San Diego, Calif., and he spoke about the message CrossFit is sending to athletes around the world. Carswell, who spends… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Kids Lifeguard Test

By Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

September 13, 2013

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Based on a lifeguard drill observed at Moonlight Beach in California, this game encourages recognition, reaction and speed in martial-arts students or CrossFit athletes.

The simple set-up of this CrossFit Kids games leaves lots of room to scale things up for more advanced athletes. Whether you keep it basic or make it more challenging, the Lifeguard Test is a fun way to get kids moving.

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

September 11, 2013

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For five weeks this year, Emily Beers obsessed about the CrossFit Games Open—so much so that she became “a less-focused coach, a more scatterbrained writer, a more careless friend, daughter and girlfriend.”

But after such a month of “self-induced stress,” Beers stumbled upon an opportunity to gain some perspective: a trip to Haiti, when one of the members of CrossFit Vancouver planned to travel to the Caribbean country for… Continue Reading

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Never Forget

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In CrossFit, LEO/Mil

September 11, 2013

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In honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, the CrossFit Journal presents the CrossFit.com WOD for Sept. 11, 2013, in special format.

The workout is The Don, named for U.S. Marine Cpl. Donald M. Marler, who died on June 6, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.

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Back on the Mat

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Wrestling

September 09, 2013

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International Olympic Committee votes to reinstate wrestling for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. While wrestling officials celebrated the victory, they said the work has just begun.

Wrestling’s back in—at least for the next two Olympic Games.

After seven months of collectively holding its breath, the worldwide wrestling community can not only take a sigh of relief but also jump for joy.

At its 125th Session, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the International Olympic Committee… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 293

By Justin Judkins

In Radio, Wrestling

September 08, 2013

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On Sept. 8 in Buenos Aires, the International Olympic Committee voted to decide which of wrestling, squash or baseball/softball would be included in the 2020 Games. Wrestling won with 49 votes, while baseball/softball received 24 and squash 22. Before the vote, host Justin Judkins interviewed USA Softball president E.T. Colvin, Olympic gold medalist (wrestling) Mark Schultz, and Bill Zadick, the national… Continue Reading

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