July 2015

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Teams of the California Regional

By Sevan Matossian, Gary Roberts, Hayley Parlen, Matt Kraustrunk and Taylor Filasky

In CrossFit Games

July 16, 2015

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“This will be the best team year ever.” —Chase Ingraham, CrossFit Games commentator

In 2015, four-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning Jr. went team, as did seven-time CrossFit Games competitor Jason Khalipa. Back-to-back champion Ute CrossFit is returning from a one-year hiatus, and 2014 Affiliate Cup winner CrossFit Invictus is back to defend its spot on the podium. A handful of other strong teams will also make a push for the hardware at the 2015 Reebok… Continue Reading

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Dancing and Deadlifts

By Nikolaj Rønnow

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Masters athlete Karl Dyall owns CrossFit Solid in Stockholm, Sweden.

The son of a jazz musician, Dyall says show business has been a part of his life since birth. He started theater school at 5 and has since been a breakdancer, a martial artist and a band member. Dancing has always been the biggest part of his active lifestyle, he says.

After several injuries left him weak and unable to do everyday things such as hold his… Continue Reading

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Behind the Beasts

By Michael Brian

In CrossFit Games

July 14, 2015

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The CrossFit Games rely on an army of staff members and volunteers who dedicate themselves to the success of the competition, from the first day of the Open to the last day of the Games. They want not to sit in the stands but to labor just outside the limelight, to build the pyramid the Fittest on Earth will climb.

In 2015, the continued growth of the Games is a result of… Continue Reading

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Story in the Pacific

By Michael McCoy

In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 13, 2015

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All eyes were on the Aussies at the 2015 Pacific Regional that combined the Asia and Australia regions for a throwdown in Wollongong, Australia.

On the men’s side, several former Games athletes were looking for a return trip to Carson, California, but it was a rookie who stole the show at the last minute.

Ben Garard battled back from 29th at the end of Day 1 to take the final qualifying spot to the Games. Heading into Event… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation

July 11, 2015

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Nick Evans and Matt Healey like to have fun.

That fun includes lifting in Speedos, handstand-walking across the street and dancing—lots of dancing.

The two coach at CrossFit Cronulla in Cronulla, Australia, a beachside suburb in southern Sydney.

The affiliate started in 2011 in Evans’ mother’s garage. Within a few months, it was growing so rapidly Healy and Evans asked their parents to co-sign a loan to obtain a larger space about five minutes from the ocean.

“We… Continue Reading

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Story in the Central

By Marston Sawyers

In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 09, 2015

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Athletes from the North Central and Central East regions gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for just five spots in each division of the CrossFit Games.

On the women’s side, redemption was a common theme. Stacie Tovar and Lindy Barber were looking to qualify after missing out in 2014, and Nicole Holcomb, Elisabeth Akinwale and Shelia Barden had goals of getting back to Carson, California, yet again. And one young rookie… Continue Reading

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Analyzing the Handstand Position

By Zachary Long and Jennifer Iskat

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Identifying and correcting range-of-motion, stability and technique issues will pay dividends when athletes are upside down.

Many exercises commonly used in CrossFit are also frequently used by athletes participating in other sports. However, the handstand—fundamental to gymnastics—is a rarely employed training tool in other sports but an essential part of CrossFit.

The handstand requires considerable amounts of both joint mobility and stability if it is to be performed with optimal… Continue Reading

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Locking It Down

By Lon Kilgore

In Affiliation, Legal

July 07, 2015

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Lon Kilgore examines the potential negative effects of licensing on the fitness industry—and those it serves.

Licensure for personal trainers has recently created a tremendous amount of banter, politicking and press.

In March 2014, Washington, D.C., became the first area to require licensure of personal trainers, although the law has not been enforced due to very confusing details and a subsequent review process. In May 2015, the Department of Health’s Physical Therapy… Continue Reading

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