May 2015

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Unfit to Print?

By Emily Beers

In CrossFit, ExPhysiology, Legal

May 12, 2015

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Affiliate owners explain how the publication of shoddy science affects their businesses and the CrossFit brand.

It was just one short paragraph, but those five sentences have become the basis of two lawsuits.

The peer-reviewed study “CrossFit-Based High Intensity Power Training Improves Maximal Aerobic Fitness and Body Composition” was published November 2013 in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, the official journal of the National… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 8: Faith

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

May 10, 2015

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

In Episode 8, Tholin contemplates his future. After working in a restaurant kitchen for some time, he’s ready for a change.

“I’m grateful for the job, and I love my boss, and I love the people I work with,” he says, “but I don’t like working in the kitchen.”

Good fortune finds Tholin when CrossFit Edwardsville member Brian Hockett takes notice of Tholin’s work… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 380

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

May 09, 2015

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On Episode 380 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Jacob Heppner, who finished 18th at the CrossFit Games in 2014. This episode was webcast on May 5, 2015.

2:59 Jacob Heppner talked about how he addressed his weaknesses over the last year, which helped him finish first in the Open in the North Central region and ninth worldwide. Heppner said he found success working out at a variety of CrossFit… Continue Reading

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A May 7 article incorrectly identified Thomas Moore’s sister. Her name is Melody.

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Dueling the Devil

By Brittney Saline

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Thomas Moore loses a fight with a river but gets a rematch in rehab.

(Corrects to state Thomas Moore’s sister is named Melody.)

Thomas Moore couldn’t move. More importantly, he couldn’t breathe.

The rapids he had so deftly navigated just seconds before engulfed him with no warning, wedging his kayak between two boulders and trapping him nearly 4 feet beneath the surface of the San Joaquin River, deep within… Continue Reading

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Broken Windows, Broken Affiliate?

By David Israel and Barry Napier

In Affiliation, Spanish

May 05, 2015

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David Israel and Barry Napier of CrossFit Felix explain how little things can make or break your business.

Have you ever seen the number of potential members at your box dwindle? Does your membership seem to bump up against an invisible barrier?

If so, you might be suffering from the broken-window effect. It relates to the broken-window theory, first tested by Stanford University psychologist Philip Zimbardo in 1969 and later described by George… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 7: Ground Zero

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

May 03, 2015

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

In Episode 7, Tholin shares details of a romantic relationship that has been rekindled since he got out of prison.

“I don’t have very many friends,” Tholin says. “It’s nice to have somebody that’s there, you know?”

That somebody is Erin Cooper, who details their sordid past—starting at 14 with a crush and ending with Tholin’s putting a gun in Cooper’s face.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 379

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 379 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member Jason Ackerman, as well as top athlete Travis Mayer. This episode was webcast on April 29, 2015.

2:14 Jason Ackerman recently sold his third CrossFit affiliate and moved from New York to Florida for better weather. He talked about why and how he sold the affiliates, and he said it was refreshing to transition from business… Continue Reading

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