September 2015

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Calories In, Calories Out-Dated

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Nutrition

September 30, 2015

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Researchers say traditional weight-loss guidelines obscure the effects of calories from different sources.

It’s a law of thermodynamics: A calorie in equals a calorie out. Energy is neither created nor destroyed.

In other words: Calories don’t disappear. The idea is that as long as you’re eating fewer calories than you’re expending, you shed pounds. You can do this with a diet of Twinkies and candy bars or with salmon and arugula.

But food is more than just its caloric value.

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In CFJ and Monthly Collections

September 30, 2015

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

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

The articles included here are:

“Born to Ride” - Bruner
“Locking It Down: Part 2” - Kilgore
“Friction Burn” - Warkentin
“Sugar Science Solid” - Cecil
“Startling Ignorance” - Kilgore
“Sugar and Diabetes: Myths and Misleadings” - Saline
“Portraits in Motion” - Kesner
“Squats and Tots” - Achauer
“The Senior Entertainer” - Cecil
“Mop and Fail” - Beers

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Mop and Fail

By Emily Beers

In Affiliation

September 28, 2015

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Nobody wants to do burpees in dog hair and someone else’s sweat. Affiliate owners around the world share how they tackle the common and tedious task of keeping their floors clean.

Jessica Kates Chadwick dreaded mopping her gym.

“Mopping was work. Seriously, it was my active-recovery day and I put it off often because it sucked so bad. Lots of trips to empty and refill the bucket,” said the owner of CrossFit Confederation in Louisiana.

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The Senior Entertainer

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Coaching, Special Populations

September 23, 2015

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After stumbling across an ad on craigslist, CrossFit Salem owner Andy Bolliger succeeded in developing a fitness program designed to help seniors improve quality of life.

Square dancing was their favorite. But as Bonnie Johnson aged, her balance became unreliable. She began using a walker. Square dancing with her husband, Norman, was no longer possible. In summer 2014, the couple moved in to Hidden Lakes, a senior-living community in Salem, Oregon. Both… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

September 21, 2015

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CrossFit Enhance in Decatur, Illinois, is not a typical CrossFit affiliate. Opened in 2009, the facility is part of the Decatur Memorial Hospital complex, and it caters to staff and patients, as well as a vast outside membership.

“This is what preventative medicine looks like in the flesh,” says CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman. “Everyone else is paying lip service to it.”

Ken Smithmier, president and CEO of Decatur Memorial, says he… Continue Reading

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Squats and Tots

By Hilary Achauer

In Affiliation, Kids

September 20, 2015

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Four CrossFit affiliates share their strategies for keeping kids safe and minimizing the logistical headaches of gym-based child care.

Tacheena Rubio drives a long way to work out. There are CrossFit gyms closer to Rubio’s house, but she makes the hour-long commute to CrossFit Wilmington in North Carolina because the affiliate offers something others don’t: child care. Rubio has three girls, ages 1, 8 and 13.

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Portraits in Motion

By Kieran Kesner

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

September 16, 2015

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Capturing the beauty of athletic movement through the eyes of a first-time attendee to the CrossFit Games is a challenging task. Award-winning photojournalist Kieran Kesner attended the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games with that goal in mind… Continue Reading

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In Corrections and Clarifications

September 13, 2015

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A Sept. 13 article incorrectly stated Sean Buchan’s blood-sugar level was 9.2 percent. His hemoglobin A1C test result was 9.2 percent.

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