July 2014

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Building Burgess: Part 2

By Jeremy Podlog and Martin Ray

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

July 12, 2014

Video Article

British Army veteran Mike Burgess dedicated himself to becoming fit. The 42-year-old lives with post-traumatic stress disorder but says he doesn’t let it define who he is. Drawn to CrossFit by its connection to the military, Burgess was intrigued when he saw the results CrossFit produces. In this six-part series, follow the trials and triumphs that go along with “Building Burgess.”

In Part 2, Burgess is at CrossFit Calgary preparing… Continue Reading

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The Story in NorCal

By Eric Maciel

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In the fourth and final week of regional competition, NorCal athletes took the floor at the San Jose University Event Center.

In a region that’s home to three of the top 10 male athletes from last year’s CrossFit Games, squeezing into a qualifying spot would not be an easy task. Neal Maddox proved he was ready to go back to the Games by setting a record in Event 1 with a 295-lb. hang snatch.

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In ExPhysiology, Rest Day/Theory

July 10, 2014

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Lon Kilgore takes a look at the machine that produces fitness professionals, and he doesn’t like what he sees.

The problem with sport, exercise and fitness certifications is that they propose to supplant university education. The problem with sport, exercise and fitness university education is that they can.

Before you applaud or get your shotgun, no one really wins in this scenario—not the trainer, not the trainee.

It is an all-too-common occurrence for graduates in… Continue Reading

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The Story in North East

By Ian Wittenber

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The North East Regional was all about community.

“Nothing compares to the camaraderie, relying on each other, working together to win,” said CrossFit Brickyard team member Seth St Amand.

One of the best parts about being an athlete at regionals is the support from your box or fellow competitors, said 2014 Games qualifier Sheila Barden.

“If you’re first you get a couple cheers from the crowd,” Barden said. “When you’re last, you have everybody with… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit

July 07, 2014

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Nicole Carroll, Director of Certification and Training, explains the evolution of CrossFit’s trainer credentials.

CrossFit’s growth has been organic and infectious: There were no marketing strategies and no projections for the now more than 10,000 affiliates and 90,000 trainers. It started with one trainer, then one more and then a few more. The only “strategy” was to have fun, get into ridiculous shape and help anyone else… Continue Reading

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In Seminars Training Guide

July 07, 2014

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The Level 2 Certificate Course (formerly the Coach’s Prep Course) is an intermediate-level seminar that builds on the concepts and movements introduced at the Level 1 Certificate Course. It is is appropriate for any CrossFit trainer serious about improving the quality of his or her coaching.

The “Level 2 Training Guide and Workbook” is to be used in conjunction with the course. It provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts presented, while the… Continue Reading

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The Story in Australia

By Michael McCoy

In Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 06, 2014

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The Australia Regional brought a weekend of surprises. While Games veterans Ruth Anderson Horrell and Chad Mackay failed to qualify, returning competitor Denae Brown took first overall for the women, and Rob Forte stood atop the men’s podium for the second consecutive year.

Games spots were up for grabs all weekend.

“When you look at this Leaderboard, it’s becoming very clear that Australia is just as competitive as any other… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 337

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

July 05, 2014

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On Episode 337 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Pete Rasmusen of CrossFit Carbon and three-time CrossFit Games qualifier Kenneth Leverich. This episode was webcast on July 2, 2014.

1:51 Pete Rasmusen owns CrossFit Carbon in Vernon Hills, Illinois. He spoke about the different programs he offers and the culture he has fostered at his affiliate. He said his skills class has helped many of his members, and he… Continue Reading

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