February 2016

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In HD Videos

February 19, 2016

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In this video, composer Chad Cannon offers a look into the creative process behind the music featured in “Fittest on Earth: The Story of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games,” co-directed by his brother, Heber.

“Since this is a film for CrossFit and there’s a lot of energy in CrossFit, … I couldn’t quite convey that without creating some type of new sound world that can engage with that type of energy level,” Chad explains.

Cannon recalls hearing that the film would include… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

February 18, 2016

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Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com takes his inspiration for this dish from the molcajete, a stone mortar and pestle commonly used in Mexican cuisine. Massie uses halved acorn squashes for his “mortars,” piling them high with juicy carne asada, shrimp and tomatillo salsa and baking them until they caramelize and bubble.

First he toasts the garlic in olive oil, and then he adds the tomatillos, browning them to get some color for the… Continue Reading

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The Battle for Mexico

By Hilary Achauer

In Nutrition

February 16, 2016

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Government and CrossFit affiliates fight against Big Soda in a nation where sugary beverages are part of the culture.

“The average family in Mexico (eats) breakfast with soda,” said Pablo Romo, owner of CrossFit Lava in Mexico. “They eat (lunch) with soda, they eat dinner with soda. Soda all the time.”

In 2011, Mexico led the world in soda consumption, with an average per capita consumption of 43 gallons per year. Unsurprisingly, the country also… Continue Reading

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In Columns, CrossFit Games

February 15, 2016

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Mike Warkentin reveals the real secret to thriving in the CrossFit Games Open.

“Everything is OK.”

The words were written in black marker—large block letters about an inch tall running down the inside of her forearm from elbow to wrist.

My friend, an artistic, freethinking woman with an occasional affinity for “consciousness expansion,” was very matter-of-fact when I asked her about the sentence staining her skin on… Continue Reading

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2015 Masters Competition: Parts 3 and 4

By Gary Roberts and Travis Cosentino

In Athletes, HD Videos

February 14, 2016

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In this four-part series, Gary Roberts and Travis Cosentino make their rounds among the elite competitors in the Masters competition at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games. Watch highlights from the events, interviews with the athletes, and footage of the trash talk and words of encouragement that motivate some of the Fittest on Earth to push themselves harder than ever.

Parts 3 and 4 cover the final day of the competition. On… Continue Reading

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2015 Masters Competition: Parts 1 and 2

By Gary Roberts and Travis Cosentino

In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

February 13, 2016

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In this four-part series, Gary Roberts and Travis Cosentino make their rounds among the elite athletes of the Masters competition at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games. Watch highlights from the events, interviews with the athletes, and footage of the trash talk and words of encouragement that motivate some of the Fittest on Earth to push themselves harder than ever.

In Part 1, veterans and rookies reflect on the differences between their… Continue Reading

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Tom Robertson came to a hard realization as he approached his 70th birthday: He could no longer move around like he used to, and with a granddaughter on the way, he wanted to change that.

Robertson’s son Kyle was worried about him.

“We all like to delude ourselves when we’re losing capacity that we could still really do it if we had to,” Kyle says.

Finally, Tom admitted to himself that he needed help. He was no longer able… Continue Reading

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Lines of Coke

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In CrossFit, ExPhysiology, Rest Day/Theory

February 10, 2016

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Food-industry watchdogs: “Exercise is medicine” just a platitude designed to distance Big Soda from chronic disease.

At first blush, it seems like a harmless statement: “Exercise is medicine.” Exercise, after all, is good.

“It’s plainly true,” said Gary Ruskin, co-founder and co-director of U.S. Right to Know, a whistleblower nonprofit targeting the food industry. “Physical and mental health indicators are improved through exercise. In general, it’s a great thing.”

Exercise Is Medicine (EIM)… Continue Reading

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