January 2016

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Nutrition

January 19, 2016

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Open happiness or open diabetes?

Big Soda’s advertising would have you believe its products are all part of a healthy, active, vibrant life. The reality is much different: Sugary sports drinks and sodas are fueling chronic disease and ruining the health of millions. It’s time to push aside celebrity endorsements, catchy jingles and clever slogans to tell people the truth: Sugar is toxic.

From Nov. 8 to 19, CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman visited nine… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Media

January 19, 2016

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Photos have been a big part of CrossFit since they started appearing on CrossFit.com in 2003. Lenses have captured millions of amazing moments that define our program and community—from instructional images that showcase the subtle nuances of technique to photographs that document the raw emotion of a group of friends as they strive to become fitter.

In 2016, we want you to send your best images to the CrossFit Journal. Tell us a… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Nutrition

January 15, 2016

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Bill dies in committee but supporters say anti-soda legislation is just a matter of time.

The effort to pass a recently failed bill requiring health-warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages in California is a marathon, not a sprint, said sponsoring Sen. Bill Monning.

“While it’s obviously a disappointment that we don’t have an immediate vehicle … we won’t just lie dormant. We will use 2016 to continue to educate… Continue Reading

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Physique Meets Fitness

By Marston Sawyers

In Athletes, Sports Applications

January 13, 2016

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Steve Cook is a professional physique competitor. Brooke Ence is a CrossFit Games athlete. Watch as two worlds collide when physique meets fitness in a 7-minute AMRAP of front squats and burpees after some heavy power cleans and back squats.

Ence introduced Cook to Mike Cazayoux of Brute Strength when Cook expressed interest in CrossFit.

“I wasn’t enjoying my training as much because it was all about looks,” Cook says.

Cook admits he’ll always be physique conscious… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

January 11, 2016

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In this video, CrossFit Games veterans Rich Froning, Dan Bailey, James Hobart and Josh Bridges join Director of the CrossFit Games Dave Castro and X Games gold medalist Lance Coury for an epic ride from Placentia, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada.

The journey leads the six riders through six states in six days, with four of them on motorcycles supplied by Triumph. Along the way, they cover 2,260 miles of open highway and dirt… Continue Reading

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Defense Never Rests

By Tim Pipes

In Combatives, CrossFit Defense, LEO/Mil

January 09, 2016

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Tim Pipes explains how CrossFit Defense prepares athletes to stay alert, cultivate the warrior mindset and respond to threats.

One-on-one human violence: It’s often up close and personal, overwhelmingly uncomfortable, brutally intense, and devastatingly traumatic. Many prefer to imagine violence doesn’t exist, but make no mistake about it: Evil and violence are real, and complacency and denial are useless when we experience violence by chance or by choice of profession.

I don’t make these statements to frighten, intimidate or discourage… Continue Reading

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Dirt Rowed

By Emily Beers

In Equipment, Rowing

January 05, 2016

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Filthy, under-maintained rowing machines cost affiliates money and add seconds to workouts.

You’re finishing the 1,000-m row during Jackie and can’t afford to waste time before moving to the thrusters. In a rush to unstrap your feet, you finish your last stroke, release the handle and let it smash into the monitor.

Your affiliate owner might admire your intensity but loathe your carelessness, and if you dismounted the rowing machine with such abandon… Continue Reading

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Suck It Up

By Hilary Achauer

In Nutrition

January 03, 2016

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Marion Nestle talks about how Big Soda is under attack from communities and people who are tired of obesity, diabetes and bad science.

The ingredients in soda are simple: carbonated water, high-fructose corn syrup and sucrose, caramel color, phosphoric and citric acids, caffeine, and natural flavors. The ingredients may be simple, but their impact is profound.

Selling this flavored sugar water has turned The Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple… Continue Reading

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