April 2014

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April 30, 2014

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

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

The articles included here are:

Paper Airplane - Martin
The F-Word - Achauer
No Results Found - Darsh
Class-Action CrossFit - Bruner
I They Wed - Cooper
Warriors on the Waves - Cecil/Re/Hattis
Prevention or Prescription? - Cecil
The Hospital Affiliate - Cecil
Rewired by the WOD? - Cooper
My Sprinter - Darsh
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Leading From the Back

By Maureen O’Hagan

In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games

April 29, 2014

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During the CrossFit Games Open, a lot of attention is focused on the athletes who finish on top. But could we learn even more from those lower on the Leaderboard?

Josh Bridges completed CrossFit Games Open Workout 14.5 in 7:49 minutes.

Samantha Briggs did it in 8:31.

And Cori Creran from Clifton, New Jersey, took 1 hour, 28 minutes.

Is she 10 times less fit than Briggs? Or is there a chance we’ve been… Continue Reading

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In Corrections and Clarifications

April 28, 2014

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An April 25 article incorrectly stated children with Asperger’s syndrome are averse to touch. Only some children with Asperger’s are averse to touch.

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Jian Jackson was born healthy. At about 5 months old, she had a high fever at the orphanage where she lived in China. Four days later, she wasn’t moving her legs anymore.

“By then they took her to a doctor, but it was too late,” explains Stacie Jackson, Jian’s adoptive mother. “The doctors here think it was polio.”

The 8-year-old suffered nerve damage to both legs, and she now uses her hands to move, with her legs and feet… Continue Reading

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My Sprinter

By Lisbeth Darsh

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Can movement serve as therapy for kids on the autism spectrum?

When you’re the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you’re used to your child moving, but often in a manner that may not be in sync with the rest of society. In this special world, there are arm-flappers and toe-dancers and body-rockers, among others.

I have a sprinter.

My son, who is now 14 years old, technically hits some end of… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 327

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit, Radio

April 26, 2014

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On Episode 327 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Driven owner Bruce Elsey, as well as Scott Stalling, who will compete at the South West Regional. This episode was webcast on April 23, 2014.

6:25 CrossFit Driven, located in Sanger, Texas, celebrated its five-year anniversary by hitting Fran on April 14. Owner Bruce Elsey talked about opening an affiliate in a small town and said… Continue Reading

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Rewired by the WOD?

By Chris Cooper

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As researchers start to close in on the causes of autism, some CrossFit gyms are testing treatment theories that suggest exercise can help.

(Corrects to clarify that some children with Asperger’s, not all, are averse to touch.)

Living with autism is about making connections.

Since the earliest diagnosis of autism in 1911, parents have searched for ways to relate to children whose symptoms often make interaction challenging. With no cure for the developmental disorder… Continue Reading

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Growing up in the Congo, 21-year-old Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo lifted. But he admits he didn’t know what he was doing.

“I (would) just go to YouTube and find whatever, ya know,” says the 6-foot-9 athlete, laughing.

When he arrived in the U.S., he searched for a place to build his physicality. That’s when he found Josh Elmore, owner of CrossFit Eternal in North Carolina.

“When I started, I didn’t have any balance… Continue Reading

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