There are 22 articles in this month.
July 22, 2014
Every gym has the occasional body-odor problem. Three CrossFit coaches share their strategies for dealing with a smelly athlete. Emily Beers reports.
Although it was years ago, Andrew Swartz still gags when he thinks about the stench.
“His body odor was different than anything I’d experienced. It didn’t seem to be restricted by the laws of physics as we know them,” the longtime CrossFit coach said of a… Continue Reading
CrossFit Media video producer Torin Simpson spent five days on James Hobart’s couch in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, to get a feel for what drives the second-place finisher at the North East Regional.
“I learned that there’s a lot more to James Hobart than the competitor you will see at the CrossFit Games,” Simpson says. “In fact, competition is perhaps the least important aspect of his life.”
Family is among the most important.
“I’m very close to… Continue Reading
On Episode 339 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Games competitors Emily Bridgers and Jerry Hill. This episode was webcast on July 16, 2014.
1:40 Winning the South East Regional gave Emily Bridgers a confidence boost going into the CrossFit Games. She talked about competing at the regional and she said she’ll use her experience in the 2013 Affiliate Cup competition to help her as… Continue Reading
Lon Kilgore advises fitness professionals to work only within the scope of practice dictated by their education.
A professional fitness practitioner is hired to improve fitness levels in trainees or to help them make progress toward some other goal, such as losing weight, gaining weight, improving some aspect of performance, etc. What is important is that the professional must be capable of delivering sound, fact-based training to improve physical function while at the… Continue Reading
(Corrects to describe Danie du Preez as a former Tae Bo instructor.)
Two-time CrossFit Games athlete Danie du Preez owns and operates CrossFit B4C in Africa, the first affiliate on the continent.
“I like to be first in a lot of things in my life,” he says, “and to have the first CrossFit box in Africa is one of the things I wanted to achieve.”
A former Tae Bo instructor, du Preez lost many clients when he changed the… Continue Reading
July 16, 2014
July 15, 2014
A legend in the CrossFit community, Chris Spealler bids farewell to CrossFit Games competition in 2014. Andréa Maria Cecil examines the man and the myth.
It was Oct. 8, 1966, a Saturday. Iowa State University faced the University of Kansas in the Big 8 football conference.
The Cyclones had been having kickoff trouble, and the team was about to unveil its new weapon: a 5-foot-5 man weighing 126 lb. Like his teammates, he wore a… Continue Reading
In 2014, the only competitors going to the CrossFit Games are those who qualify at regionals—no special invitations, no past-champ rule, no wild cards.
In the Central East Region, that means only the top three go to the Games, and the region is arguably the toughest one for male athletes. Among the competitors are two past champs, several top-10 Games finishers and a whole line of tough athletes hungry for a ticket to Carson, California.
In this… Continue Reading