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January 2016

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January 31, 2016

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The individual PDF articles published in January 2016 are collected here in a single download.

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

The articles included here are:

“Devil in the Diet” - Cecil
“Suck It Up” - Achauer
“Dirt Rowed” - Beers
“Defense Never Rests” - Pipes
“Soda Warning Label Still on Agenda in California” - Cecil
“Photography Call for Submissions: Guidelines” - Staff
“Virtuosity in Photos: California Invasion” - Re
“The CrossFit Kitchen: Lemon-Pepper Chicken With Butternut Squash” - Massie
“Addicts and Anecdotes” - Beers
“The CrossFit Kitchen: Chipotle Chicken… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Rest Day/Theory

January 31, 2016

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Exercise is not medicine, and suggestions to the contrary do nothing to help fitness trainers improve the health of their clients.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

This popular saying portrays certain activities as having the ability to improve health. Most people accord a notion of truth to the adage, but would anyone suggest a farmer or retailer could be held out as an exemplar of a health or medical profession? Probably not.

Yet this is exactly… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

January 28, 2016

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In this video, Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com shares his recipe for chipotle chicken frittata, a delicious dish that combines eggs, ground chicken, bacon and veggies for a savory breakfast-inspired meal you can enjoy anytime.

First Massie tosses the chopped bacon into a preheated cast-iron skillet, rendering the fat to “provide the cooking agent for our chicken, our veggies.”

Once the bacon, chicken and veggies are browned and seasoned, he slices… Continue Reading

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Addicts and Anecdotes

By Emily Beers

In Nutrition

January 27, 2016

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(Corrects to clarify relationship between blood sugar and sleep.)

More and more, science is confirming what athletes report anecdotally: Avoiding sugar can dramatically improve health and performance.

The first week was hard. Really hard.

“My body told me it wanted sugar,” said Tanya Chick.

An athlete at CrossFit E-Town in Evanston, Illinois, Chick said she was addicted to Trader Joe’s freeze-dried mangoes. Chick’s mango fetish came to an end the moment she signed… Continue Reading

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Unstoppable: Cassidy Duffield

By Mariah Moore and Jay Vera

In Athletes, Olympic Lifts

January 25, 2016

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“If you would’ve told me 10 months ago that I was going to compete in weightlifting in a national championship, I would’ve laughed and called you a liar because I just never thought that I could do something like that,” says Cassidy Duffield of Salt Lake City CrossFit.

A former gymnast, Duffield admits she was once self-conscious about having broad shoulders and a muscular figure. When her gymnastics career ended, she looked forward to being “skinny”… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

January 23, 2016

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In this video, Rommel Cinco describes his personal journey with CrossFit, and Madeline and Jimi Letchford share what he means to the community at Cinco CrossFit in Ladero Ranch, California.

Cinco was the first member to join the Letchfords at their new box. He recalls coming in for the first time and seeing “guys going up and down the rope like spiders.”

He almost walked out but instead started coming every day. Now he’s the “spirit of… Continue Reading

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No Más

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Nutrition, Spanish

January 22, 2016

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Oscar Ramos, el dueño de CrossFit Downey, trabaja para destruir los lazos culturales con la Gran Soda y por educar sus miembros—la mayoría que son Hispanos—en los peligros de las bebidas dulces.

Cuando era niño, Oscar Ramos no podía salir a jugar hasta que se bebiera “la botella gorda” de Gatorade sabor limón.

Una botella de 32 onzas de la auto-proclamada bebida extintora de la sed contiene 56 gramos de azúcar, o alrededor de14 cucharaditas—más… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

January 21, 2016

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This time on The CrossFit Kitchen, Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com creates finger-lickin’-good lemon-pepper chicken.

Start by roasting the squash and chicken. In the meantime, heat a little olive oil in a cast-iron skillet and toast the garlic. Next, add the onions, mushrooms and stock to start a savory topping for your chicken. Three minutes later, toss in the roasted bell peppers and add a little romance with Massie’s own Lemon Pepper… Continue Reading

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