February 2016

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February 29, 2016

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

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

The articles included here are:

“Squat Better Today” - Warkentin
“Kickin’ Like Van Damme Chicken” - Massie
“Lines of Coke” - Cecil
“‘The Knee Sleeves Do Nothing!’”- Warkentin
“The Battle for Mexico” - Achauer
“Acorn Squash Molcajete” - Massie
“Physician: ‘He’s Basically Cured His Diabetes’” - Cecil
“New Year’s Newbies” - Cecil
“Expert Report?” - Staff
“San Francisco to ABA: Sugar-Disease Link Is Clear” - Cecil
“Virtuosity in Photos: Push, Pull, Grind” - Zuniga

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In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit

February 28, 2016

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Emilio Zuniga showcases the drive of Jose Luis Sanchez.

Photographer Emilio Zuniga met Jose Luis Sanchez the day these photos were taken. “He just showed up and started working. I was at the gym at the right time that day,” Zuniga recalled. Sanchez is a retired U.S. Marine who was wounded by an IED in late 2011 in Afghanistan. “Since then I have become an Adaptive Athlete hoping to inspire and motivate others,” Sanchez… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

February 26, 2016

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Nancy Hoshaw survived a heart attack at 48 and breast cancer at 60. At 73, she’s entering the CrossFit Games Open, which kicked off Feb. 25. While some compete to be named Fittest on Earth, Hoshaw is competing with time and age—and she’s winning.

After seeing decrepit women on a trip to Israel, Hoshaw decided a slow slide into a retirement home wasn’t for her.

“My goal is to stay healthy and independent. I cherish my… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Legal, Nutrition

February 24, 2016

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City attorneys offer strong opposition to American Beverage Association motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to strike down an ordinance requiring warnings on sugary-drink ads.

The debate over whether sugar-sweetened beverages cause a host of metabolic derangements is akin to the one on global warming, said Harold Goldstein, executive director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.

“You might be able to find somebody that says global warning isn’t man made… Continue Reading

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Expert Report?

By Staff

In Medical/Injuries, Nutrition

February 24, 2016

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The very best of Richard A. Kahn, author of a 60-page report supporting the American Beverage Association’s lawsuit against San Francisco.

On Jan. 12, Richard A. Kahn gave a 60-page expert report as part of the American Beverage Association (ABA) lawsuit seeking to strike down a City of San Francisco ordinance that requires ads for sugar-sweetened beverages to include health-warning language.

Kahn is the former chief scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association. He… Continue Reading

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In Corrections and Clarifications

February 24, 2016

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A Jan. 27 article incorrectly stated that research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed sugar consumption negatively affects sleep-onset latency. High-glycemic meals reduced sleep-onset latency.

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New Year’s Newbies

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Coaching

February 22, 2016

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Affiliate owners offer advice on how to handle the rush when January and February bring prospective clients with fitness goals for 2016.

New year, new you—now at a discounted rate!

It’s a phrase globo gyms around the world know well as they seek to draw New Year’s resolutioners who have pledged to get in shape.

Many CrossFit affiliates, however, take a different approach.

“I learned from experience I cannot lower the price … because it… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, Medical/Injuries

February 20, 2016

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Doctor explains how 48-year-old Pete Katz used diet and CrossFit to stop taking medications for diabetes, high blood pressure and anxiety.

Days before Pete Katz’s visits to his primary-care physician, he would go on a diet. It was his vain attempt to nudge his health markers in the right direction. But the short-lived change had little effect on an increasingly grim reality.

“Pete was in a common situation for many patients in that his weight… Continue Reading

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