January 2015

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Authority Figures

By Chris Cooper

In Affiliation

January 20, 2015

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By establishing expertise, great coaches can make connections with current members as well as potential clients.

Before 2001, CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman was teaching CrossFit, but few knew about it. In 2001, CrossFit.com went up, and in April 2002 the CrossFit Journal site followed and became home to Glassman’s foundational writings about the program.

Through articles such as “Foundations,” seminars, technique videos and other media output, the CrossFit message spread from… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

January 18, 2015

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Jacob Marinez has wanted to be a firefighter in Phoenix, Arizona, for as long as he can remember. He worked hard in school, got a college education and started CrossFit to ensure he was physically ready for the challenges of the job.

“My goal after high school was to go to college, get my degree and get on the fire department,” says Marinez, whose father, uncle and cousin have served as firefighters in Phoenix. “It’s… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 364

By Justin Judkins

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January 17, 2015

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On Episode 364 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Clay Hamilton, owner of CrossFit Alaska. This episode was webcast on Jan. 14, 2015.

:50 When Clay Hamilton and his wife, Rachel, opened CrossFit Alaska in 2008, it was one of the first 300 affiliates. Clay spoke about the risks of opening a gym when nobody in the area had heard of CrossFit, and he talked about the changes to his… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

January 16, 2015

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ZZ CrossFit is one of 110 affiliates in Argentina and home to about 200 members. The box is located inside a 3,000-member globo gym in Buenos Aires, and coach Pope Garcia says he initially expected more members to migrate to CrossFit training.

“We expected to have more visitors from inside the gym, and the opposite happened,” Garcia says. “Ten percent of our (CrossFit) athletes came from inside the gym.”

The rest of ZZ’s members found the… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Media

January 14, 2015

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With basic technical skills and some practice, affiliates can create great images that showcase their businesses.

One of the most humbling aspects of CrossFit is how it exposes weaknesses—and not just in the realm of fitness.

Each CrossFit gym has a website that requires a modest degree of skill with words, videos and pictures, and these sites can showcase the strengths and weaknesses of those who manage them.

Even if you have the… Continue Reading

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In Media, Rest Day/Theory

January 12, 2015

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Peer review is held up as the gold standard of legitimacy in academic publishing, but Lon Kilgore says the system has inherent flaws and isn’t as foolproof as journals would have you believe.

As any reader of CrossFit.com and The Russells blog can attest, exercise-science journals seem to be suffering from compromised systems of publication and ethics.

As scientists, clinicians and practitioners rely on the information contained within journals to provide factual basis… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, LEO/Mil, Workouts

January 11, 2015

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Randal D. Simmons was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 7, 2008. The 51-year-old was a 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and a member of the SWAT team.

In addition to his service as an officer, Simmons often dedicated his free time to community outreach for at-risk and underprivileged youth.

“By the time that (Simmons) passed, he had mentored and ministered to over 1,000 kids,” says Simmons’ wife, Lisa.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 363

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

January 10, 2015

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On Episode 363 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Alison Bukowski of CrossFit Petworth, as well as Chris McDonald, who owns CrossFit X Factor and is a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff. This episode was webcast on Jan. 7, 2015.

2:29 Alison Bukowski opened CrossFit Petworth in Washington, D.C., in September 2014. She talked about how she set up the affiliate and why she chose to offer certain classes. Because… Continue Reading

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