April 2015

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In CFJ and Monthly Collections

April 30, 2015

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The individual PDF articles published in April 2015 are collected here in a single download.

The video and audio posts are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

“In Loving Memory” - Brown
“Master of the Many” - Beers
“Periodization: Period or Question Mark?—Part 2” - Kilgore
“Learning for Life” - Beers
“Bill Starr, 1938-2015” - Warkentin
“Hammer Time” - Achauer
“Hydrating the Elite” - Beers
“Ironman in Waterworld” - Beers
“Fear Factor” - Achauer
“Virtuosity 7: One Spirit” - Blackburn
“The Hip and Athletic Performance” - Long

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In Athletes, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

April 30, 2015

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CrossFit saved Miranda Oldroyd’s life—literally.

In June 2012, the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member was involved in a terrible car accident. She remembers it vividly and wrote about it on her blog.

“I never lost consciousness,” she says, “but I was immediately in a ton of pain. I remember saying out loud, ‘It’s OK, it’s OK, you’re fine.’”

When she arrived at the emergency room, Oldroyd complained of significant neck pain.

“Several times I mentioned… Continue Reading

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In ExPhysiology

April 28, 2015

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Zachary Long takes a closer look at hip anatomy and identifies common dysfunctions that can limit CrossFit athletes.

(Corrects to give Brian Malloy credit for cover photo.)

The hips serve as the primary generator of force in the majority of movements performed in athletics, and this statement remains true for the exercises most commonly performed in CrossFit.

The pelvis, lumbar spine and core play a vital role in stabilizing the trunk to allow force to be… Continue Reading

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In Corrections and Clarifications

April 28, 2015

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The cover-photo credit in an April 28 article was incorrect. The photographer was Brian Malloy… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 6: 100 Percent Commitment

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

April 27, 2015

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While incarcerated, Fletcher Tholin discovered CrossFit. Watch his rehabilitation in this eight-part series.

In Episode 6, we learn when things started to take a turn for the worse in Tholin’s youth.

“He was never a bad kid,” says Tholin’s mother, Diane. “He was always a good kid.”

But that changed by 16, Tholin says, when he began experimenting with a myriad of drugs.

“Because of the drugs and the partying and all that stuff, I got… Continue Reading

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Virtuosity 7: One Spirit

By Robin Blackburn

In Affiliation

April 26, 2015

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“This movement is the direct result of a marvelous little gym in Santa Cruz, California. And that wonderful little gym has been replicated 1,000 times over and for the most part with extraordinary fidelity.”

CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman said those words in 2012, but they still ring true in 2015, with well over 10,000 affiliates improving fitness around the world. Each CrossFit gym certainly has its own flavor, but almost all boxes… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 378

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

April 25, 2015

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On Episode 378 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Chelsey Hughes, who finished seventh overall in the CrossFit Games Open and first in the North East. This episode was webcast on April 22, 2015.

1:50 Hughes is an experienced competitor who was part of the Brick CrossFit team that finished 13th in the Affiliate Cup at last year’s CrossFit Games. In 2015, she’ll be competing as an individual… Continue Reading

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Fear Factor

By Hilary Achauer

In Coaching, CrossFit Defense

April 24, 2015

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Kevin Ogar, Tony Blauer and others explain how to overcome trepidation to find success in the gym and in life.

It was July 2010, my first week of CrossFit. The affiliate had opened a month prior, and I was the only person in the noon class. After I warmed up, the coach brought out a 20-inch wooden box and told me to jump up on it.

I looked at the rough edges, eyeing the sharp corners, the… Continue Reading

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