April 2014

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CrossFit Radio Episode 325

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Radio

April 12, 2014

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On Episode 325 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two athletes who qualified to a CrossFit Games Regional. Alea Helmick placed first in the Open in the Mid Atlantic Region, and Brennan Fjord was second in the South West. This episode was webcast on April 9, 2014.

3:25 Alea Helmick was fifth in the Open in her region last year but took first in the Mid Atlantic in 2014. At… Continue Reading

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Class-Action CrossFit

By Laura Bruner

In Kids

April 11, 2014

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Rancho High School in Nevada started using CrossFit for P.E. in 2010, and the success of the program now has 10 other schools following suit.

Nevada has the third-lowest graduation rate in the United States, and to help change that, Rancho High School receives federal funding assistance due to Title I status. But it wasn’t until a P.E. teacher decided to bring CrossFit into her classroom that real change occurred.

A year prior to… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 10, 2014

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Some know him as a coach, some as “the man in the short shorts.” Others know him as the winner of the fourth season of Maximum Warrior, a reality-TV competition for people with military experience.

Derek Hutchison, owner of CrossFit Coeur D’Alene in Idaho, is a man of many talents. Among them is his “modeling” in his affiliate’s video It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, celebrating this year’s CrossFit Games Open. In it he… Continue Reading

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By Lisbeth Darsh

In Columns, Rest Day/Theory

April 08, 2014

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The word “feminism” has been poisoned, but no replacement exists. Lisbeth Darsh asks why.

If “feminist” is such a tainted word, what word do we use now?

“I think feminist has been given a bad name. … I think any label is bad. … I’m more than a label. I don’t want to be labeled anything.” Governor Nikki Haley (R-South Carolina) said this in 2012, and who could disagree with her? Many people don’t like… Continue Reading

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The F-Word

By Hilary Achauer

In Rest Day/Theory

April 07, 2014

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Even those who work for gender equality and women’s rights recoil at the word “feminist.” Is feminism dead or has the term been poisoned?

“I wouldn’t call myself a feminist.”

I looked at the strong, intelligent, accomplished woman in front of me. Only 11 years separated us, but at that moment the gulf between us felt enormous.

I’m 40 years old and attended college in the mid-’90s. It was the height of the grunge and riot grrrl… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 324

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit Games, Radio

April 05, 2014

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On Episode 324 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Bellator owner and CrossFit Games competitor Justin Allen. This episode was webcast on April 2, 2014.

2:03 Justin Allen, owner of CrossFit Bellator in Oklahoma, placed 17th at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. He recently placed 88th worldwide in the Open, and he described how his tactics changed for the first round of competition this year. Like other athletes preparing… Continue Reading

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What’s Rich Froning doing?

Well, if it’s less than three hours before the live announcement of Open Workout 14.5, he’s repeatedly deadlifting 465 lb. at a San Francisco hotel.

Catch all the behind-the-scenes action with the fifth and final installment of Backstage Pass.

You’ll meet a fan from Australia who has only been doing CrossFit for four months but got on a plane to see five past Games champions compete head-to-head in… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 03, 2014

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Brian Costello knows autism. His brother was diagnosed with the developmental disorder at the age of 2.

Today, the owner of CrossFit Long Island runs a class specifically for children and teenagers with autism and other mental disorders.

“The first class, I was nervous … I didn’t have a real solid plan,” Costello recalls.

But things went better than expected.

“They didn’t reject the hard work. … They seemed to embrace it a little,” he says.

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