February 2015

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In Affiliation, Rest Day/Theory

February 09, 2015

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Artist Karl Porter talks about how graffiti and CrossFit are healing wounds in the flashpoint city of Derry in Northern Ireland.

It was well past 1 a.m., and darkness blanketed the city of Derry, Northern Ireland. The streets were barren save for two teenage boys and their paint. Neither boy noticed the car’s approach until four masked men erupted from within. The vehicle was unmarked.

“That’s when we realized we couldn’t really run,” Porter recalled.

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Nick’s Zone: Greek Freak Salad With Halibut

By Nick Massie and Jesse Kahle

In HD Videos, Nutrition

February 08, 2015

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For a Zone-friendly way to “fuel your fitness in fine fashion,” try Nick Massie’s latest: Greek freak salad with halibut.

To get started, gather these fresh ingredients: onions, green peppers, cucumbers, roma tomatoes, carrots, halibut, olives, capers, spring mix, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Start by searing the halibut. While it sears, mix your salad—and don’t forget one special ingredient: “It’s always good to salt… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 367

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

February 07, 2015

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On Episode 367 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Games announcer Mike Richards, owner of CrossFit Cadre in Hudson, Ohio. This episode was webcast on Feb. 4, 2015.

1:35 For the past year, CrossFit Cadre programmed for success in the upcoming Open, and Mike Richards spoke about how his athletes have been preparing without knowing it. He also explained why he encourages his athletes to participate… Continue Reading

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It’s Everything

By Gary Roberts and Travis Cosentino

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

February 06, 2015

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To Rachel McInnis, CrossFit is “everything.” She’s 14 years old and can deadlift more than twice her body weight. She’s been doing CrossFit with her dad at Carlsbad CrossFit in California for more than a year, and she wants to win the CrossFit Games someday.

As a young athlete, McInnis looks up to Lauren Fisher, who started CrossFit as a teenager and is already a veteran competitor at age 20. On her 14th birthday, McInnis got a… Continue Reading

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The End of Tolerance

By Mike Warkentin

In Legal, Medical/Injuries, Rest Day/Theory

February 05, 2015

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CrossFit questions the leadership of the fitness and exercise-science communities.

“Consume the maximal amount that can be tolerated.”

The line seems innocuous at first, just a recommendation in a 1996 position stand on hydration published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). But if you read it a few times, the words don’t sit well. Their imprecision alone seems enough to disqualify them from a publication titled Medicine & Science in Sports… Continue Reading

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Eschewing the Fat

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Coaching, Nutrition

February 03, 2015

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Many trainers avoid addressing the topic of nutrition with clients. Top CrossFit coaches think that’s a mistake and explain how and why they broach the subject with athletes.

Alyssa Guenther thought her coach was crazy. A vegetarian of four years at the time, Guenther often felt sick—upset stomach, headaches, general lethargy. Still, when CrossFit Roots owner Nicole Christensen asked Guenther about her diet and suggested she consider adding meat—specifically via… Continue Reading

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Virtuosity 4: Reclamation

By Michael Clift

In Athletes

February 01, 2015

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Responding to our call for submissions, hosts of athletes have told us CrossFit is a fantastic rehabilitation program, and this month’s article is a perfect example of how the fitness program helps athletes reclaim athleticism they thought was a thing of the past.

And what a beautiful thing that is. Just as older athletes rejoice to find they can preserve and even reclaim function as they age, injured athletes are… Continue Reading

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