November 2015

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Sugar High

By Mike Warkentin

In Columns, Nutrition

November 14, 2015

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Film examines sugar-industry documents detailing PR campaign that mirrors the Big Tobacco playbook.

Someone probably forgot to shred them.

When the Great Western Sugar Co. shuttered a factory in Colorado in 1976, its records eventually found their way to Colorado State University. You can find a detailed index here, and toward the bottom of the list you’ll note a series of entries related to the trade group The Sugar Association Inc.

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Bring the Fight

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Legal

November 12, 2015

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CrossFit Founder and CEO asks California community for help in support of statewide health-warning labels on sugary drinks.

Change is afoot. As CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman explained Big Soda’s many evils to CrossFit athletes during the first few days of the California Invasion, seismic shifts were happening outside affiliate walls.

On Nov. 6, the University of Colorado School of Medicine announced it would return a US$1 million gift from The Coca-Cola Co. Days… Continue Reading

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Message in a Bottle

By Russell Berger

In Nutrition, Rest Day/Theory

November 11, 2015

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Clinton Foundation sends mixed signals by partnering with Coca-Cola while claiming to work for health and wellness.

The Clinton Foundation is currently giving a nod to Coca-Cola by hosting a public art exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, until Feb. 15, 2016.

The exhibit marks “The Coca-Cola Bottle’s 100-year anniversary” and features iconic images from the last century of Coca-cola marketing, complete with the classic small-town… Continue Reading

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The High Road to Accreditation

By Nicole Carroll

In Coaching, CrossFit

November 09, 2015

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Nicole Carroll explains how ANSI accreditation reflects CrossFit Inc.’s dedication to the highest standards of excellence in the fitness industry.

Certification programs, such as the Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3) credential, are commonly used to evaluate and recognize the qualifications and competence of individuals. When a certification program is of high quality, it can be an effective way to distinguish those who are qualified from those who are not; however, not all certification… Continue Reading

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Soda Widows

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Medical/Injuries, Nutrition

November 08, 2015

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Scientists link repeated hydration with sugar-sweetened beverages to kidney disease and early death in Central America.

It’s called La Isla de Viudas: Widows’ Island.

The name comes from the rural sugarcane-worker community of La Isla in Nicaragua, where thousands of men have died from the same epidemic over the last two decades. All perished of chronic kidney disease, referred to as “CKD,” and researchers estimate the overall death toll in Central America is at least 20,000. The… Continue Reading

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A Soldier’s Tale

By Hilary Achauer

In Athletes, LEO/Mil

November 04, 2015

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In an exclusive interview, Maj. Lisa Jaster talks about her fight to become the third woman to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School.

In April, 381 men and 19 women entered Army Ranger School, “the most physically and mentally demanding leadership school the Army has to offer,” according to Goarmy.com. It was the first time women were allowed to attend the school.

While the others were dropped from the program, three women… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos

November 04, 2015

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In this two-part series, CrossFit Inc. videographer Marston Sawyers accompanies 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games rookie Brooke Ence—his wife—and two-time CrossFit Games runner-up Mat Fraser on a trip to Europe. Ence and Fraser made the trek to compete in the 2015 Swiss Alpine Battle in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, but they had much more on their agenda.

“We are here to have as much fun as possible,” Ence says. “I’ve never been to Europe… Continue Reading

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Sweet Feet’s Big Heart

By Mike Koslap and Michael Dalton

In HD Videos, Sports Applications

November 03, 2015

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Will Johnson is a man of many talents. The 26-year-old is the starting fullback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as a devoted husband, philanthropist and CrossFit athlete.

Johnson is a member of CrossFit Charlotte, where he trains with coach and owner Andy Hendel, who was a linebacker with the Miami Dolphins in 1986. Hendel brings his football experience to Johnson’s CrossFit training.

“We did rope climbs, muscle-ups, handstand push-ups… Continue Reading

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