December 2015

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

December 19, 2015

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Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com brings us a traditional holiday classic with a twist. Turducken is delicious and a great centerpiece for your holiday table, and if you add bacon and butternut squash—well, jackpot.

Step 1: Prepare the “stuffing.” Massie’s stuffing is mostly bacon and butternut squash, but he notes you can use your favorite stuffing recipe instead. When it’s time to prepare the meat, Massie shares an easy way to… Continue Reading

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Food for Thought

By Emily Beers

In Legal, Nutrition

December 18, 2015

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Regulation of nutrition practitioners is intended to protect the public, but critics suggest it reduces the innovative thought needed to fight obesity.

Amanda Petroccione thought she wanted to be a registered dietitian (RD), but Petroccione was disheartened when her studies highlighted flaws in a program designed to produce nutrition experts who lead the industry. During her time at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam, she had the… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, ExPhysiology

December 15, 2015

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Trainers are in the business of creating fitness. They apply exercises to their clients in order to induce adaptations in structure and function that lead to improved fitness. In order to do this effectively, reliably and safely, working trainers must understand the structures they are stressing with exercise to produce the functional change that is fitness. This is the primary reason we learn anatomy and physiology. We… Continue Reading

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Students Stop Soda

By Brittney Saline

In Nutrition

December 14, 2015

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SF State groups beat back pouring-rights contract worth millions.

On Nov. 19, a group of about 20 college students in San Francisco, California, managed to do what countless community leaders and health advocates have failed to do: beat Big Soda.

After a five-month campaign protesting San Francisco State University’s pursuit of a 10-year pouring-rights contract with The Coca-Cola Co. or PepsiCo Inc., the student-run SF State chapter of Real Food… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

December 10, 2015

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In this video shot at various Southern and Northern California affiliates in November, CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman talks about Big Soda and California Senate legislation that would require a health-warning label on sugary beverages. SB 203 was introduced in February but failed to make it out of committee, and Glassman is calling for a renewed push in the winter legislative session.

Glassman says sugar is a toxin and sugary beverages should include a warning label “very much like… Continue Reading

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Coach’s Orders

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Coaching

December 09, 2015

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Affiliate owners and trainers weigh in on how and when they have their athletes do workouts as prescribed.

There’s the guy who went out on his third 800-m run never to return, another who insisted on doing 135-lb. push presses only to walk out forever, and, of course, the one who considered himself an elite-level athlete but took an hour to finish a workout on which his peers spent less than 15 minutes.

The three athletes were at… Continue Reading

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EL Movimiento

By Jay Vera and Eric Maciel

In Affiliation, HD Videos

December 08, 2015

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In this video shot in August, Juan Carlos Lourido and Dr. Oscar Reyes reflect on the history of their community at CrossFit Reebok Iron Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Reyes discovered CrossFit online in 2007 and completed the Level 1 Certificate Course in 2009. He recalls the early days, when he began training at his home. Eventually, “I had 15 to 20 people at my house,” Reyes says. He knew then that it was time to… Continue Reading

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A Better Beautiful

By Greg Glassman

In CrossFit

December 08, 2015

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When asked to provide an introduction for the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games program, CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman did more than that: He redefined beauty for a new generation of athletes.

“A Better Beautiful” was originally published in July 2013, and we represent it here as a reminder of what’s possible when form follows function.

Additional video: “Letting Beauty Speak” published Oct. 5, 2013.

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