December 2015

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December 31, 2015

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

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

The articles included here are:

“Sweet and Low” - Saline
“A Better Beautiful” - Glassman
“Coach’s Orders” - Cecil
“Students Stop Soda” - Saline
“Food for Thought” - Beers
“Scoping out Your Practice” - Kilgore
“Carbo-Load of Crap” - Murphy
“Drunk on Sugar?” - Kilgore

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I Am Ivan

By Jay Vera and Irvin Anfoso

In Athletes, Coaching, Nutrition

December 30, 2015

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Meet Ivan Garcia. The 26-year-old waiter and bouncer aspires to be a police officer, but one thing stands in his way: his weight.

The restaurant where Garcia works is located in Scotts Valley, California, near CrossFit Headquarters. When Garcia’s mother approached CrossFit HQ trainer Jenny Lau about training her son, Lau was ready to help Ivan reclaim his body.

“My shoulder hurt really bad, my knees hurt really bad, my back hurt… Continue Reading

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Drunk on Sugar?

By Lon Kilgore

In ExPhysiology, Nutrition

December 28, 2015

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Study results suggest guzzling a beer after a workout might actually be more productive than chugging a sugar-laced sports drink.

I just finished Grace, and I’m old, tired, sweaty and thirsty. What should I drink when I separate myself from this sweat angel? The media and academic exercise organizations favor Gatorade or some other sports drink to help people rehydrate and recover after exercise, and we are led to believe a body of sports… Continue Reading

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Nick’s Zone: Fajita Pie

By Nick Massie

In HD Videos, Nutrition

December 27, 2015

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In this video, Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com takes a brief break from rowing to share his recipe for fajita pie. Unfamiliar with fajita pie? Just think shepherd’s pie with a twist.

Massie’s fajita pie—made up of a special blend of meat and spices and a layer of caramelized sweet-potato mash—brings together the simplicity of Midwestern comfort food and the vibrant flavors of the Southwest. Seasonings, three different types of… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

December 26, 2015

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The 2015 Working Wounded Games were held Nov. 7-8 at CrossFit Lorton in Lorton, Virginia. An annual fitness competition, the event brings together wounded veterans, permanently injured people and adaptive athletes. This year, 63 competitors from the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil came to CrossFit Lorton to test their mettle.

Amanda Kloo, an athlete from CrossFit 77, has cerebral palsy and competed for the first time this year.

“I started all this because I wanted to learn… Continue Reading

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Carbo-Load of Crap

By T.J. Murphy

In Nutrition, Running

December 24, 2015

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T.J. Murphy explains how he ditched his traditional running diet, lost weight, didn’t bonk and felt better.

On Aug. 9 The New York Times published “Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away from Bad Diets.” The report focused on Coca-Cola’s financial support of a group of scientists pledging to fight the obesity crisis by calling for more exercise rather than intake of fewer calories.

The article created a backlash that set… Continue Reading

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Scoping out Your Practice

By Lon Kilgore

In Coaching, CrossFit

December 22, 2015

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Personal trainers are encouraged to define and take ownership of their profession.

In the fitness industry, scopes of practice appear to overlap and create identity crises. How does a personal trainer’s practice differ from that of a fitness trainer, an exercise instructor or any other practitioner in the realm of exercise and fitness? Does each of group of practitioners have an associated scope of practice describing the duties and limits of the work… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos

December 21, 2015

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The first CrossFit Level 1 seminars in China took place in June 2014 in Shanghai. Since then, CrossFit has exploded in the country, with the most recent seminars held in the capital city of Beijing. Watch as Seminar Staff members Stacey Harris, Leah Polaski and Kevin Lim teach CrossFit in a nation with about 50 affiliates.

Polaski says she does a lot of seminars outside the United States, so she’s prepared to skirt the language… Continue Reading

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