November 2013

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On Saturday, Oct. 26, Team World entered the CrossFit Invitational in Berlin as the underdog, but the group pulled off an upset that surprised everyone—except its members.

“We want to win, otherwise we wouldn’t have come this far, right?” asked Team World member Kara Webb.

This video presents highlights of the 75-minute competition, including interviews, sounds from the coaches’ microphones, and special behind-the-scenes footage.

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Fight Gone Right

By Hilary Achauer

In CrossFit Striking, Sports Applications

November 07, 2013

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CrossFit Striking combines punches and kicks with traditional CrossFit movements to introduce new elements into training.

I closed my eyes and spun in a circle, around and around, until I felt a tap on my shoulder.

“Knee strike!” someone shouted.

I opened my eyes and dizzily threw three unsteady knee strikes into a focus pad. Before I could finish the third one, I felt another tap on my shoulder.

“Palm-heel strike!”

Each time I finished one set… Continue Reading

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Three years ago, the Angel City Derby Girls were at the bottom of the barrel in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association rankings.

“We couldn’t win a single game,” says team captain Jane Wilkins.

As of Sept. 30, the squad is ranked sixth of 166 teams spread over three divisions.

Roughly a year ago, Angel City started incorporating CrossFit into its training.

It began with one of the team’s jammers, who goes by the name… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, HD Videos

November 06, 2013

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Growing up in East India, Ashar Minhas never even saw a gym.

“Traditionally back home in India, (a) woman is usually the housewife … ,” she explains. “Most of them are just having kids and (being) a housewife and working at home and doing things for the husbands and nothing for themselves, really.”

Minhas’ marriage was arranged despite the fact that she already had been living in the Canada for five years at the time. Cultural… Continue Reading

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Losing More Than a Fight

By Tony Blauer

In Coaching, CrossFit, CrossFit Defense, HD Videos

November 05, 2013

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As a child, Tony Blauer was afraid of getting beat up. He was also inordinately attracted to fight scenes in movies.

So at the age of 12, he signed up for Taekwondo. He trained seven days a week, and he was “obsessive,” says Blauer, now 53. From the ages of 20 to 25, he did 30 to 40 private lessons a week. Eventually he opened his own school. But it wasn’t until one of his students lost a fight that Blauer realized… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

November 04, 2013

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Day 60 doesn’t begin well.

During their motorcycle adventure from the U.S. to Chile, Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber miss the exit for Cali, Colombia, and Sherwood’s bike has a flat tire.

“In the middle of nowhere, bad-guy land, not a good place for two gringos to be,” Sherwood explains. “Night’s falling, it’s dark and we’re stranded.”

Eventually, the police arrive and offer a “free” tow to an area mechanic.

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CrossFit Curmudgeon Cares?

By Pat Sherwood

In Affiliation, CrossFit

November 04, 2013

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Pat Sherwood will start the WOD while you’re in the bathroom, but deep down he really loves working out with you.

I hate competing in CrossFit.

When my daily workout becomes a competition with someone other than myself, all the fun is gone for me. I do CrossFit for selfish reasons. It is my daily escape from the stresses of life. It’s my hour to… Continue Reading

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In Kids

November 03, 2013

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Assistant principal Chris Spurlock reviews the effects CrossFit Kids had on the P.E. program at Savannah Christian Preparatory School.

In the 2013 school year, our school undertook a major change in its physical-education department: we implemented a CrossFit Kids curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 12.

The results were immensely rewarding. While I learned many things, three in particular have become very apparent from an administrator’s… Continue Reading

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