December 2013

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CrossFit Radio Episode 308

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, Radio

December 15, 2013

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On Episode 308 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Monrovia owner Caesar Cepeda, as well as Ute CrossFit team member and HQ Seminar Staff member Adrian Conway. This episode was webcast on Dec. 11, 2013.

1:37 Caesar Cepeda of CrossFit Monrovia has run scores of marathons and dozens of Ironman triathlons. He explained how he found CrossFit and why he was drawn to something that on the surface… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos

December 14, 2013

Video Article

Turkey and ham? Boring. Instead, consider roasted beef tenderloin with some shallots and port-wine reduction for holiday feasting.

Chef Nick Massie, who runs PaleoNick.com, shows you how to prepare the dish in a few simple steps.

After trimming the meat, he uses butcher’s twine to compress it and ensure even cooking.

The next step is seasoning the meat by rubbing it with extra virgin olive oil, pepper and kosher salt. Afterward, it… Continue Reading

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In Kids

December 14, 2013

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Charter school with CrossFit as its physical-education program receives conditional approval.

On Dec. 3, the San Diego Unified Board of Education voted 6-1 in favor of granting conditional approval to Empower Charter School, making it the first school to name CrossFit as a foundation in its petition for charter. About 40 green-clad supporters, including CrossFit originals Greg Amundson and Josh Everett, were in attendance for the… Continue Reading

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Way Down in the Hole

By Donny Shankle

In Olympic Lifts

December 13, 2013

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Donny Shankle takes you on a guided tour of the darkest place in weightlifting and explains how to get out.

Coming out of a clean quickly is a trained action. You can squat all you want to get stronger, but if you are not refining your skill at the clean, then your strong legs are not being put to use.

When viewing a weightlifter in the bottom of a clean, you should be able to draw a line… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Rest Day/Theory

December 12, 2013

Video Article

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 4 in 23 U.S. states. Nationwide, it ranks second only to vehicle accidents. On average, 11 children drown every day.

“With ISR training, just because a child wanders to the pool alone doesn’t mean he has to die there, and that’s our mission,” says JoAnn Barnett, Infant Swimming Resource president and CEO.

Infant Swimming Resource, or ISR, is a 47-year-old program… Continue Reading

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To hear Albert Azaryan tell the story, you’d think he was just doing his due diligence.

At the 1953 U.S.S.R. Championship, while holding an iron cross on the rings, he actually checked in with the judges to see if he was meeting the standards for the movement.

“I would turn my face to the left and the right, and I asked the judges, ‘Is it enough holding the cross?’ And they said, ‘Yes.’ And I turned back the same… Continue Reading

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Build a CrossFit Snowman

By Lori Hubbard

In Kids

December 10, 2013

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While some boxes can send their CrossFit Kids outside to build real snowmen, others have to get creative and use a bit of imagination.

Lori Hubbard’s fun winter game involves fitness, teamwork, memory work and math skills, and it’s perfect for groups of young athletes.

Aside from the obvious benefits of the game, this snowman won’t melt and make a mess in the gym.

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Go South, Episode 13: “Suddenly It Was Over”

By Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber

In CrossFit, HD Videos

December 09, 2013

Video Article

After about two weeks without a motorcycle, CrossFit Media’s Pat Sherwood finally comes face to face with the broken machine in the mechanic’s workshop. He likens it to a dead animal: “You can see a skeleton of what it used to be and there’s just carcass everywhere—that’s my bike.”

The decision is made to donate the bike to CrossFit San Miguel de Tucumán, and it throws a monkey wrench into the Latin American motorcycle adventure Sherwood and videographer Ian… Continue Reading

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