At Cairo’s lone CrossFit affiliate, athletes sweat out the stress of living through the Egyptian Revolution. Bryan Anderson reports.
Adham Salloum, 26, is standing inside a health club on the edge of Cairo, Egypt. He grabs a pair of gymnastics rings and heaves himself up.
A dozen of his comrades are standing around him. They clap and they shout, urging him on: “Yalla, Adham!” (“Yalla” means “come on” in Arabic.)
He pulls on the rings again… Continue Reading
No time for breakfast? No worries. Nick Massie’s sausage breakfast pizza will satiate your hunger.
“This one’s really good for early-morning class or if you just have to get to work and you don’t have time to get up and make breakfast,” says Massie, a chef and CrossFit athlete who runs PaleoNick.com.
“We’ll make this ahead of time, slice it into slices like a pizza, wrap and freeze it, have your breakfast ready for ya.”
You’ll need Italian… Continue Reading
After home and work, there are “third places.” Eleanor Brown examines why we lost them and how CrossFit affiliates are bringing them back.
Melissa Chernaik spent 17 years working as a political consultant in Portland, Ore. She was driven and focused on her career, and her work was a large part of her identity.
“A big chunk of my friends were all in that same field,” she says. When she met new people, there would always be “that first… Continue Reading
A bumper plate is a simple tool with which to get an athlete to feel the proper body position needed for a handstand, says CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member Camille Leblanc-Bazinet.
With a bumper plate held overhead, the athlete will learn to squeeze his butt and bring down the rib cage with the abs, eliminating the excessive lower-back arch often seen in inverted athletes.
“I really like this drill just for that, just to… Continue Reading
If you’ve got a gun to your back, it might seem like you have few choices that don’t involve prayer and luck.
But Tony Blauer explains it’s all about cooperating with your assailant—at first.
To demonstrate, Blauer, who owns Blauer Tactical Systems and leads the CrossFit Defense courses, plays the victim while CrossFit Media’s Tyson Oldroyd is directly behind him with a fake gun aimed at Blauer’s back. At that point, if you… Continue Reading
On Episode 313 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Dan Cerrillo, owner of CrossFit Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash. This episode was webcast on Jan. 15, 2014.
1:11 At CrossFit Bellevue, Dan Cerrillo coaches several high-level athletes. He spoke about how he programs for these competitors and explained why he includes auxiliary lifts such as dumbbell rows and curls. Cerrillo described how he includes gymnastics movements and mobility into… Continue Reading
A little more than one year ago, Harvey Consor was 238 lb.—at 5 foot 4.
When his overweight sister ended up in a nursing home after an unfinished medical procedure, he was done with living in pain.
“I just said to myself, ‘If I want to be with my grandchildren and my children and,’ excuse the expression, ‘grow old gracefully with them, I gotta do something,’” Consor explains.
So he called his daughter Jill Beck on her birthday… Continue Reading
Nick Loera wanted to bring CrossFit to fellow students at Summit Tahoma. Through the help of the NorCal CrossFit community, he’ll be teaching his peers to squat in February.
Summit Charter High Schools are based on a philosophy that the students should drive their own learning, and 16-year-old Nick Loera took that to heart.
While Summit has a strong approach to developing learning and critical thinking in the classroom, the students lack any… Continue Reading