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February 2014

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February 28, 2014

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The individual PDF articles published in February 2014 are collected here in a single download.

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

The articles included here are:

Wrangling the Road Warriors - Beers
Found Money - Cooper
The Thin Red Line of Fitness - Beers
Mountains Into Moguls - Beers
Under Cover - Cecil
The Flash of the Blade - Beers
For the Love of Coffee - Burton
Valentine’s Day: Decades Vs… Continue Reading

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The CrossFit Tour, Kiwi Style

By Michael McCoy and Torin Simpson

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 28, 2014

Video Article

What’s scarier? Bungee jumping or a heavy Fran?

“Oh, I’d rather do that,” says CrossFit Inc. videographer Jordan Gravatt, pointing to the bridge from where he just bungee jumped.

At the January CrossFit Tour stop in New Zealand, not only did attendees leap off a bridge while tethered to a glorified rubber band, but they also partook in white-water rafting, workouts and a bit of “post-workout refreshment.”

On the first night, Dave Castro… Continue Reading

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The Greek and the Games

By Jane Drexler

In CrossFit Games, Rest Day/Theory

February 26, 2014

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Epictetus never did Karen or Fran, but he definitely would have understood your determination to get through the many tests of the CrossFit Games Open.

“Let others practice lawsuits, others study problems, others syllogisms; here you practice how to die, how to be enchained, how to be racked, how to be exiled.” —Epictetus, The Discourses

The 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is almost here, and we are about to be tested again… Continue Reading

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Lose the Luge?

By Emily Beers

In Competition

February 25, 2014

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A total of 98 events were contested at the Olympic Games, and avid viewer Emily Beers wonders if the herd should be thinned to focus on quality rather than quantity.

We’ve all had that Winter Olympics moment: you’re watching the high-flying aerials or a game-winning shot in overtime. Then coverage shifts to curling, and the wind is knocked out of your sails as you start looking for something else to watch.

Some sports just… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 318

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Coaching, Radio

February 23, 2014

Audio Article

On Episode 318 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Federal Hill owner Geo Rockwell. This episode was webcast on Feb. 19, 2014.

2:25 Geo Rockwell has opened two affiliates, one on the West Coast and one on the East Coast. After starting and running an affiliate in San Diego, Calif., for three years, Rockwell decided it was time to return to Baltimore, where he grew up, to open CrossFit Federal Hill. Rockwell spoke… Continue Reading

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Offline, Episode 4: The “Knees Out” Cue

By Russell Berger and Noor Greene

In Coaching, ExPhysiology, HD Videos

February 22, 2014

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The topic is the “knees out” cue in this episode of Offline, an unscripted presentation of guests debating controversial subjects in the CrossFit world.

Host Russell Berger welcomes four guests:

  • Kelly Starrett, leader of CrossFit Mobility seminars, owner of San Francisco CrossFit, doctor of physical therapy and author of Becoming a Supple Leopard.

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World War Z

By Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

February 21, 2014

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By imitating and escaping the undead, your kids will avoid becoming unfit.

Infected with fitness, zombie children carrying dumbbells shamble after human kids who traverse obstacles while fleeing the walking dead.

As they say in the movies, cardio is essential to escaping zombies, and your kids will find agility and speed are similarly useful.

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The Test of Fitness

By Heber Cannon and Jonathan Glancy

In CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

February 20, 2014

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Nearly 12 years ago, CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman defined fitness. In 2007, the first test to find the fittest man and woman on Earth was born: the CrossFit Games.

“It’s as easy as this: if fitness can be defined and measured, then it can be tested, and we can, in turn, find the fittest,” Glassman wrote in 2013 of the CrossFit Games, which started as a small competition between friends and grew into a global battle.

… Continue Reading

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