May 2015

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CrossFit Radio Episode 383

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

May 30, 2015

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On Episode 383 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed California Regional champion Brooke Ence. This episode was webcast on May 27, 2015.

1:38 At the conclusion of the ultra-competitive California Regional, Ence stood atop the podium and claimed her first trip to the CrossFit Games. She spoke about her training since 2011 and described how she plans to avoid underperforming as so many Games rookies do when the… Continue Reading

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Enemy Unseen

By Chris Cooper

In LEO/Mil, Medical/Injuries

May 28, 2015

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Veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder find comfort through CrossFit.

Twenty-two veterans will kill themselves today, according to the nonprofit group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

Officially added to the third edition of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” in 1980, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a relatively new name for a condition that’s been around as long as war… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Olympic Lifts

May 26, 2015

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Bill Starr describes additional drills to help you finish the pull and clean big weight.

Editor’s note: Bill Starr completed this article before he passed away April 7, 2015, in Maryland.

In September 2009, the CrossFit Journal published my article “More Pop at the Top,” which described how to do high pulls, shrugs, isometric contractions and throws to improve the numbers on any type of… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 382

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

May 23, 2015

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On Episode 382 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed the individual champions of the Atlantic Regional: Emily Bridgers and Noah Ohlsen. This episode was webcast on May 20, 2015.

1:59 Emily Bridgers stormed through the Atlantic Regional to take first and qualify for the CrossFit Games. She was one of only two female athletes to finish Event 3, and she said she’s received a lot of texts from other… Continue Reading

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License to Live

By Brittney Saline

In CrossFit, Rest Day/Theory

May 20, 2015

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With frivolous licensure threatening the fitness community, Brittney Saline investigates how regulation has failed many other industries.

Isis Brantley began African braiding as a child, practicing skills learned from her mother on neighbors in a small, impoverished community in southern Dallas, Texas. She has made her living braiding since 25, and in 1995, at 36, she opened her own salon.

Then she got arrested.

The date was Oct. 13, 1997, a Monday. Two women… Continue Reading

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Brain Cramps?

By Hilary Achauer

In CrossFit Football, ExPhysiology

May 18, 2015

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Despite a wealth of scientific research on hydration and cramping, few athletes and coaches know anything about preventing and treating muscle cramps.

Trent Cole never knew when they were going to strike: Exercise-induced muscle cramps were a serious problem for Cole when the Philadelphia Eagles drafted the University of Cincinnati product in 2005. No matter what he tried or how much fluid he drank, he couldn’t stop the full-body muscle cramps.

“I hydrated… Continue Reading

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Athlete Emotion Project

By Dave Re, Michael Brian, Heber Cannon and Ian Wittenber

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

May 14, 2015

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“We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer.”

―Criss Jami, “Killosophy”

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No Rest for the Foolish

By Bill Starr

In Coaching, Olympic Lifts, Powerlifting

May 13, 2015

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Bill Starr addresses an element of strength training that’s too often disregarded by hard-charging athletes.

Editor’s note: Bill Starr completed this article before he passed away April 7, 2015, in Maryland.

There are three sides to the strength pyramid: training, nutrition and rest.

It takes time to learn how to do various exercises using proper technique, what exercises to do on which training days, what sets and… Continue Reading

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