June 2015

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June 30, 2015

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

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

The articles included here are:

“Gymnastics: The Long Journey Worth Taking” - Durante
“Virtuosity 8: Satisfaction” - Naseem
“Mind Over Muscle-Ups” - Achauer
“Dehydrated and Dominant?” - Beers
“A Theoretical CrossFit Model for Professional Baseball Players” - Putnam
“Deadly Myth” - Cecil
“Where Students Become Coaches” - Beers
“Zone Meal Plans” - Glassman
“Perish the Thought” - Kilgore
“True Warriors” - Cecil
“Drink According to Thirst, Scientists Advise” - Cecil

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Story in the South

By Jay Vera

In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 30, 2015

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The competition floor at the 2015 South Regional was reminiscent of the CrossFit Games, with many big names in the field. The biggest story was perhaps 2014 Games champ Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s move from Canada to Colorado, putting her in the South.

Another transplant on the women’s side, three-time Games qualifier Margaux Alvarez, moved from Northern California to Texas earlier this year. All eyes were on the two women as Alvarez ended Day 1 in first before giving way to… Continue Reading

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In ExPhysiology

June 29, 2015

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Updated consensus statement on hydration and hyponatremia published June 29 in Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

The dogma is pervasive: Dehydration is bad.

For more than a decade, a group of scientists from around the globe have been working to fight that doctrine. Their advice is simple: Drink only when you’re thirsty.

“Everybody has this little barometer in their brain that they were born with that measures the appropriate amount of sodium in your blood and the appropriate amount of… Continue Reading

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Opening a Community

By Dave Leys

In Affiliation, HD Videos

June 28, 2015

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Aptos, California, is located just south of Santa Cruz, where the first CrossFit gym was opened by CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman. A quiet beach community, Aptos was once one of just a few towns on the coastline of Santa Cruz County that wasn’t home to a CrossFit affiliate. That changed in January when Level 1 Seminar Staff member and longtime CrossFit athlete Zac Pine made his dream come true and opened CrossFit Aptos… Continue Reading

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Story in the Atlantic

By Mike Koslap, Michael Dalton and Ian Wittenber

In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 27, 2015

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The 2015 Atlantic Regional was a matchup of champions not to be missed: 2014 South East Regional champ Emily Bridgers faced 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games winner Samantha Briggs, while fellow 2014 South East winner Noah Ohlsen stared down four-time Mid Atlantic Regional champ Ben Smith.

Day 1 opened with two Hero workouts: Randy and Tommy V. As expected, Briggs, known as “The Engine,” set the bar high as she cruised through… Continue Reading

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True Warriors

By Andréa Maria Cecil

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In one of America’s safest communities, an affiliate owner and his wife found themselves in a desperate fight for their lives. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

There was no reason to lock the door.

In North Bend, Washington, no one locks the door.

“We haven’t had keys in 10 years,” Tennyson Jacobson said of her childhood home across from a farm at the base of Mount Si.

A picturesque place, North Bend is quintessentially Washington. It sits in the… Continue Reading

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Perish the Thought

By Lon Kilgore

In ExPhysiology, Rest Day/Theory

June 25, 2015

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Lon Kilgore explains how the pressure to publish has created libraries full of useless exercise-science publications.

Why doesn’t exercise science answer even the most basic questions about creating fitness?

In answer, many publications in recent years have pointed out problems in exercise science. Some of these pieces have been written without an understanding of the inner workings of modern academia, while some are written from within the belly of the beast.

Although… Continue Reading

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Zone Meal Plans

By Greg Glassman

In Nutrition

June 23, 2015

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This article was originally published May 1, 2004, as “CFJ Issue 21: Zone Meal Plans.”

Practicing CrossFit without any regard to nutrition is similar to only having “one oar in the water,” according to CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman, who authored this article. Sound nutrition, obtained from a high-quality diet in optimal quantities—as determined by the individual—provides the necessary foundation for continued progress and maximum adaptations from the program.

Diet is paramount to… Continue Reading

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