November 2013

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November 30, 2013

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

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

The articles included here are:

Journey Behind Bars: Part 2 - Beers
CrossFit Kids: An Administrator’s View - Spurlock
CrossFit Curmudgeon Cares? - Sherwood
Fight Gone Right - Achauer
Wives of CrossFit SolaFide - Cecil
After Their Last Battle - Beers
Banishing the Boogeyman - Sherwood
Hope in a Box - Achauer
The Truth Behind Lulu’s Lemons?… Continue Reading

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In Kids, Rest Day/Theory, Special Populations

November 30, 2013

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Noble and Empower charter schools find CrossFit fits their mandate to pursue excellence in education.

The Noble Network of Charter Schools is located in the worst neighborhoods of Chicago: Englewood, Garfield Park, West Humble Park. Ninety-five percent of its students live below the poverty line, and many of the schools in the neighborhood are equipped with metal detectors to curb violence. When students enter Noble schools in the ninth grade, they’re… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

November 29, 2013

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It takes dozens upon dozens of staff and volunteers to pull off a CrossFit Games Regional competition. At this year’s Europe Regional, the demands were even greater as the final event was broadcast live to a host of countries on Eurosport.

All told, there were seven cameras tied to an on-site television truck, plus several other cameras working independently.

“It’s outrageous,” Games commentator Rory McKernan says with a wide… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 306

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Radio

November 28, 2013

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On Episode 306 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Alamo CrossFit owner Amanda Taylor, as well as Justin Bergh, General Manager of the CrossFit Games. This episode was webcast on Nov. 28, 2013.

2:21 Amanda Taylor owns Alamo CrossFit in San Antonio, Texas, and she described how her business plan has evolved since she affiliated in 2007. Taylor talked about learning from mistakes and explained how doing so pushed the gym toward… Continue Reading

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Thanksgiving: Judgment Day

By Hilary Achauer

In CrossFit

November 27, 2013

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Holidays force many CrossFit athletes to leave the comfort of their boxes and face questions about their workouts, eating habits and bloody shins from friends and family who think they’re completely insane.

In the classic ’80s movie Say Anything, John Cusack’s character, Lloyd Dobler, is sitting at the dinner table and trying to explain his commitment to a sport nobody has heard of.

It doesn’t go well.

“What I’ve been doing lately is… Continue Reading

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In Kids, Rest Day/Theory, Special Populations

November 26, 2013

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Chicago student wins charter-school “education lottery” and earns full college scholarship.

Daniel Rodriguez won the lottery when he was 13.

A kid from Chicago’s inner city, Rodriguez faced a bleak outlook. His mom is from Puerto Rico, his dad from the Dominican Republic, and English is not the first language of either parent. Rodriguez struggled in elementary school, and his parents feared for his future in high school.

“I was so far behind as… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

November 25, 2013

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It’s Day 95 and Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber are in Tucumán, Argentina. About 30 miles into this leg of the trip, Sherwood’s motorcycle goes kaput.

With the help of Max Benejam of CrossFit San Miguel de Tucumán, he’s able to get the bike to a mechanic. The diagnosis isn’t good.

“They kept saying this word fundido. And they’re like, ‘I think the motor is fundido,’” explains Sherwood. “And I’m like, ‘Fundido, like, I don’t know that one,’ and so as… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Exercises

November 25, 2013

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Pat Sherwood confesses to a history of biceps curls before detailing favorite WODs that helped him stay fit on an epic motorcycle trip.

In early 2005, I received a phone call from my buddy Dave Castro, who told me I needed to check out the gnarly workouts on a website he had recently discovered.

I pulled up CrossFit.com and saw “Deadlift 1-1-1-1-1-1-1.”

At that moment in my life, I had been doing… Continue Reading

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