October 2015

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In ExPhysiology, Videos

October 31, 2015

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On Feb. 20, 2015, experts came together at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California, for the 2015 CrossFit Conference on Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia, organized by the HEAT Institute. Among the speakers was Dr. Mitchell H. Rosner of the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

In his talk “Drinking in the Data: Fluid Intake and Health,” Rosner disproved several urban myths by explaining that some common hydration guidelines come with little to no scientific… Continue Reading

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In CFJ and Monthly Collections

October 31, 2015

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

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

The articles included here are:

“Scaling CrossFit Workouts” - Gordon
“Virtuosity 11: Dig In” - Taylor
“VO2 Max-Effort Lift” - Larson
“El Animador de Adultos Mayores” - Cecil
“Dissecting the Squat” - Long
“Never Miss the Jerk” - Cecil
“Frailty, Thy Name Is Woman?” - Achauer
“Restricted Success” - Achauer
“Soda War” - Cecil
“Culture Club” - Cooper
“Aging, Performance and Health” - Kilgore

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In Coaching, Special Populations

October 29, 2015

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While physical capacity inevitably declines as athletes age, fitness has dramatic effects on health and quality of life.

“How much should I be lifting?”

It’s probable every coach or trainer has been asked this question, and the query is usually qualified with variables including age, body weight and so on.

We as trainees, and humans in general, really like to compare what we can do with what other people can do, so we create standards for… Continue Reading

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Culture Club

By Chris Cooper

In Affiliation, Coaching

October 27, 2015

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What does your CrossFit affiliate say to members without saying a thing?

Anthony’s truck sagged on the driver’s side as it approached my parking lot. The balding powerlifter had worn out its springs as surely as he’d worn out his welcome at every gym in town. And now it was my turn to send him away. I met him in the parking lot and placed my hand on his door before he could get out.

When I opened my second gym in 2008, my… Continue Reading

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Soda War

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Legal, Nutrition

October 23, 2015

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Bills requiring health-warning labels for sugar-sweetened beverages have thus far failed to become law but still succeeded in raising awareness.

The United States’ first two legislative measures seeking to add health-warning labels to sugar-sweetened beverages aren’t winning battles against Big Soda yet, sponsoring lawmakers conceded, but they are bolstering the war effort.

“It’s part of a national movement,” said Sen. Bill Monning, the Democrat who first… Continue Reading

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Restricted Success

By Hilary Achauer

In Nutrition

October 22, 2015

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Our bodies fight restrictive diets in every way possible, resulting in weight gain, not weight loss, over the long term.

Starting a new diet can be thrilling. It’s a time of hope and possibility. The process often starts with a trip to the drugstore for a notebook to write down the details of every meal. Then it’s off to the grocery store to fill the cart with strange ingredients such as chia seeds and apple-cider vinegar… Continue Reading

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Frailty, Thy Name Is Woman?

By Hilary Achauer

In Rest Day/Theory

October 19, 2015

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In CrossFit gyms around the world, women deconstruct the longstanding myth of “the weaker sex” and continue the march toward true equality.

In 1973, 55-year-old Bobby Riggs—the 1939 Wimbledon champion—challenged 29-year-old Billie Jean King to a tennis match. Riggs said he could beat any female player even though he was in his 50s.

The tennis match, dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes,” took place in front of a crowd of 30,492; an… Continue Reading

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Never Miss the Jerk

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Coaching

October 16, 2015

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Affiliate owners work to please every client, but when an athlete is clearly unsuited to a gym, it’s time to take action.

Doug Chapman has seen it all: stalking, rudeness, willful ignorance.

There are many reasons he’s asked clients to leave his affiliate, CrossFit Ann Arbor in Michigan. And since opening the gym in 2005, he’s come to recognize the red flags early.

“When they’re noncompliant for instruction to a class,” Chapman said… Continue Reading

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