December 2013

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December 31, 2013

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

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

The articles included here are:

International Exchange Mates - Sherwood
Between Steer and Steak - Achauer
Exercise is the Drug - Cooper
No Rep, No Coach - Sherwood
Build a CrossFit Snowman - Hubbard
Way Down in the Hole - Shankle
Fran to Teach Phys. Ed. - Staff
Prodigal Son Returns Less Fit… Continue Reading

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2013: Beloved Suffering

By Hilary Achauer

In CrossFit, Workouts

December 30, 2013

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Dave Castro, Nicole Carroll and a host of athletes and affiliate owners recall the workouts that made an impression in the year that was.

Early in 2013, CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman and Dave Castro, Director of the CrossFit Games, sat outside a Starbucks in Carlsbad, Calif., brainstorming about the last workout of the 2013 Open.

The meeting over coffee resulted in Open Workout 13.5, which was performed by more than… Continue Reading

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In Combatives, CrossFit Defense, HD Videos

December 29, 2013

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If a bad guy sticks a gun in your face, makes the mistake of not killing you and then further makes the mistake of talking, it’s your lucky day.

“If a guy stuck a gun in your face, would he expect you to put your hands up in fear? Yeah,” explains Tony Blauer, who owns Blauer Tactical Systems and leads the CrossFit Defense courses.

Luckily, that nonviolent posture also is ideal for grabbing the gun. At that point… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Equipment

December 28, 2013

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Over 30 percent of CrossFit affiliates in the U.S. turn to community-owned insurance to protect their businesses.

Four years ago, there was an idea to create something that would represent our strength and initiative, something that would become the backbone of our reputation and allow us to take aggressive action in defense of our affiliates and trainers: insurance by and for the CrossFit community. In 2009, this idea turned into a massive funding… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 310

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Radio

December 28, 2013

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On Episode 310 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Ian Wittenber about his epic motorcycle trip through Latin America with Pat Sherwood. This episode was webcast on Dec. 26, 2013.

1:57 Wittenber and Sherwood recently returned from a motorcycle adventure that took them from the United States to Santiago, Chile. Wittenber described some of the highs and lows and explained what it was like to meet so many cool people from… Continue Reading

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Most CrossFit athletes know the cramping, burning ache in the forearms caused by Fran, but few have pushed through that to fire a gun at a target.

At a Nov. 16 competition in Florida, three-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning did exactly that as part of a five-event challenge involving fitness and firearms.

“I’m comfortable with guns. Doesn’t mean I’m accurate with guns,” Froning says.

The champ competed against a field that… Continue Reading

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Weak for a Week?

By Mike Warkentin

In Nutrition, Rest Day/Theory

December 24, 2013

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The period between Christmas and New Year’s can destroy your fitness. Proceed with caution.

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is the Death Valley of fitness.

I’d wager more pounds are gained and more fitness lost in this period than during any other eight-day stretch of the year that isn’t spent on an all-inclusive cruise ship.

Many people simply stop caring about a lot of things when… Continue Reading

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Big Easy Does It

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Nutrition

December 23, 2013

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CrossFit trainers everywhere struggle to keep members eating healthy during the season of ubiquitous treats and festivities galore. For coaches in New Orleans, it’s nearly impossible.

It’s difficult for Tiffany Kasunich to articulate what it’s like living in New Orleans, La.

“It’s just unbelievable. Sometimes it’s hard to put into words for people who have never been here—just the fried food, the portion sizes. The excessive alcohol that’s available down here is… Continue Reading

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