January 2015

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Rise of the Machines

By Bill Starr

In Rest Day/Theory

January 09, 2015

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Bill Starr chronicles how Universal and Nautilus changed the face of fitness and made black iron a memory in most gyms.

The earliest pieces of equipment used by men wanting to get stronger and build more impressive physiques were kettlebells, dumbbells and barbells with rounded globes at each end. Then barbells advanced so plates of different weights could be added and removed. The next step in the evolution was to put ball… Continue Reading

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From the Beach to the Box

By Nikolaj Rønnow

In HD Videos

January 08, 2015

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Mitchell Day is a professional beach-soccer player. The 32-year-old member of Grasshopper Club Zurich found CrossFit when a friend challenged him to compete in the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Open.

“At the time, it seemed like a great idea,” Day says. “Now it seems like the best thing I’ve ever done.”

Day completed Open Workout 14.1 on his own in a globo gym where he worked. Soon after, he walked into CrossFit Thames, where he completed the rest of… Continue Reading

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Fit to Teach Episode 9: For the Kids

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

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January 04, 2015

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With the encouragement of co-worker and CrossFit coach Meredith Davis, 18 Cannon School educators in Concord, North Carolina, started training at CrossFit Vitality. In this nine-part series, these teachers and administrators go through CrossFit fundamentals and try to determine the cognitive impact of the program.

After four months, the Cannon School staff members who remain committed to health and fitness reflect on their experience with… Continue Reading

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Fit to Teach

By Brittney Saline

In Kids, Special Populations

January 04, 2015

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Staff at Cannon School set an example for their students as CrossFit is set to become part of the elementary curriculum in 2015.

At 16 years old, Meredith Davis (then Wittman) was strong.

A ballerina of 12 years, her thick, sinewy thighs propelled her nimbly across the floor as music swelled overhead. Her back muscles rippling as she extended in a graceful arch, she looked to her instructors for approval.

“‘Your legs look like… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 362

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

January 03, 2015

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On Episode 362 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Rebecca Grapsy and Conor Lynch, both from CrossFit South Arlington. This episode was webcast on Jan. 1, 2015.

1:41 Grapsy recently submitted an article to the CrossFit Journal as part of the Virtuosity call for submissions, and in it she put the spotlight on Lynch. On CrossFit Radio, Grapsy explained why Lynch is an exceptional coach and described how he… Continue Reading

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What makes people stick with CrossFit year after year? Long-term CrossFit athletes talk about what keeps them interested and motivated after seven, 10 or even 19 years of CrossFit.

In a recent Businessweek article, Yuri Feito said CrossFit is peerless in encouraging people to keep working out. Feito teaches exercise science at Kennesaw State University and studies CrossFit.

Statistics from the fitness industry show traditional gyms generally have a… Continue Reading

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