October 2013

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October 31, 2013

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The individual PDF articles published in October 2013 are collected here in a single download.

The video and audio posts are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

CrossFit: Defending the Name - Saran
What Really Matters to Pat Sherwood - Sherwood
Stoppage of Play - Cooper
Three Days in Haiti Part 3: Adversity and Hope - Beers
Ice, Ice, Maybe? - Achauer
Learning About Hope - Cooper
Live Like You’re Going to Die - Sherwood
Divided We Fall - Cecil
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Mummy Circle

By Connor Stewart Martin

In Kids

October 30, 2013

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Connor Stewart Martin, wrapped in bandages and lumbering toward you with arms outstretched, describes a Halloween-themed game for CrossFit Kids.

Many children associate Halloween with trick-or-treating and wolfing down mountains of candy. This CrossFit Kids game is perfect for getting young athletes thinking about fitness instead.

Easy to set up and play, Mummy Circle can also be used as a warm-up activity, or you can scale it up by… Continue Reading

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’Roids All the Rage?

By Mike Warkentin

In Competition, Rest Day/Theory

October 29, 2013

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Former WADA head Dick Pound rejects claims sports have purged themselves of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

The Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commended Major League Baseball in August for cracking down on doping in the wake of suspensions handed out to some of the sport’s best-known players.

“The MLB has approached the matter in a professional manner throughout, and we look forward to maintaining our close relationship as… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

October 29, 2013

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From 1999 to 2007, Dick Pound was the world’s most outspoken critic of doping in sports.

The Canadian lawyer, who was also vice president of the International Olympic Committee, battled against performance-enhancing drugs on every level of sport, and he’s heard every excuse imaginable from athletes who seek unfair advantages. He maintains that the ethics of sport and a desire to protect our children from doping… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

October 28, 2013

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It’s Day 50 of Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber’s journey from the U.S. to Chile, and they’re at a Kawasaki dealership in Panama City, Panama, to service their motorcycles in preparation for air shipment to Colombia.

Roughly 40 minutes afterward, the duo notices a problem: the rear brake on Sherwood’s bike is no longer attached. After a verbal tongue lashing from CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member Adriana Roquer, the Kawasaki mechanics… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Rest Day/Theory

October 28, 2013

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Pat Sherwood isn’t lost in Central America and doesn’t want your god-damn help.

Mistakes made and lessons learned.

As I write this, we have been living on motorcycles for 64 days and covered nearly 8,000 miles across seven U.S. states and nine countries. It has been amazing and overwhelmingly positive.

I could lie to help my pride and say that we’ve been prepared for everything and nothing has gone wrong, but… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

October 27, 2013

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In 1985, Chris Hinshaw finished the Ironman in second place, and at the peak of his career, he was one of the best triathletes in the world. But years of endurance training left him brittle and barely functional.

Today, at 50 years old, Hinshaw runs a 4:58 mile.

“The only thing that I’m doing differently is adding CrossFit. That’s it,” he says. “I’m not only functional, I can do things that I could never have imagined myself… Continue Reading

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Blind Athlete: Might as Well Jump

By Bettina Dolinsek and Randy Landgrebe

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Bettina Dolinsek was born blind, but she never asked to be treated differently. That same attitude carries over into her CrossFit training, and she doesn’t shy away from movements—even box jumps.

“Growing up blind, you weren’t expected to do much,” she explains. “It honestly makes me angry. That’s not how I want to be treated. I want to be expected to do what everybody else is expected to do.”

So Dolinsek started CrossFit and recently… Continue Reading

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