March 2016

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A Deft Dose of Volume

By James Hobart

In Coaching, Competition

March 18, 2016

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More isn’t always better: James Hobart explains how certain experienced athletes can add training volume to increase work capacity.

CrossFit programming thrives upon intensity, not volume.

This focus on intensity is a cornerstone of the CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 curricula, and it is also one of the reasons many like CrossFit: fitness in an hour or less. Intensity is also a foundational piece of CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman’s “World… Continue Reading

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In Medical/Injuries

March 15, 2016

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Russell Berger attends Exercise Is Medicine credential workshop and discovers gaping holes in methodology.

There are two distinct fronts in the war between CrossFit and chronic disease. The first—and most important—is the battle being waged every day in our affiliates across the world. While CrossFit trainers aren’t selling a cure for chronic disease, increased work capacity appears to be diametrically opposite to metabolic… Continue Reading

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With a Grain of Salt

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Nutrition

March 13, 2016

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Sponsored “science” and constantly changing nutrition guidelines force people to carefully evaluate what they put in their bodies.

Nutrition is complicated. Many scientific studies either proclaim a particular food will kill you or help you live to be 300 years old, said Harvey Levenstein, professor emeritus of history at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

“It starts with some kind of a warning and it sounds like it’s very, very certain, but… Continue Reading

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Do It Till You’re Dead

By Josh Bunch

In CrossFit, Nutrition

March 11, 2016

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Feel free to ignore health warnings. You have every right to do so.

My dad died in 2011, taken peacefully while he slept. That’s what the obituary said anyway. If I’d had it my way, he would have gone down swinging like the hero every boy imagines his father to be.

From a three-foot nightstand beside his twin bed, I took a pocketknife, left the digital alarm clock and overflowing ashtray, and threw away an unopened pack of… Continue Reading

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When the Skip Hits the Fan

By Mike Warkentin

In Coaching, Columns

March 09, 2016

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Try changing your perspective to connect with athletes who are struggling with a movement.

“Do something different. Take off one shoe. Try chewing gum. Maybe lose your underwear for the next set. Or put on a second pair. Just do something different. Anything.”

Coaching can be exasperating at times, and tough situations sometimes push trainers to their wit’s end and beyond.

For every athlete who learns the false grip and starts crushing… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Nutrition

March 07, 2016

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With owner Olivia Heather and head coach Geoff Halston at the helm, CrossFit Tumuora has been transforming the Cook Islands community through its emphasis on an active lifestyle and good nutrition since July 2013.

“The Cook Islands is in a dire situation where we’re actually … the second most obese country or population in the world, as well as the most overweight,” Heather says.

“About 90 percent of our population is overweight, and 64 percent of them are… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

March 05, 2016

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This recipe from Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com combines wild shrimp, Italian sausage, zucchini and squash “noodles,” and a creamy Thai-inspired sauce to create a healthy path to the satisfaction of a pasta dish without loading up on carbs.

First, Massie crushes and minces the garlic cloves before toasting them in a heavy cast-iron pot prepped with olive oil. He then adds the sausage to the pot, and while he waits for it to brown… Continue Reading

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Soda, Death and Taxes

By Brittney Saline

In Nutrition

March 04, 2016

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With treatment of chronic disease eating up health-care budgets, elected officials consider excise taxes to reduce consumption of harmful sugary beverages.

On Nov. 4, 2014, 76 percent of voters made Berkeley, California, the first U.S. city to pass a soda tax. After its implementation in March, the tax generated just shy of US$700,000 in revenue in its first six months.

Berkeley City Councilmember Laurie Capitelli helped spearhead the measure. At first, he saw… Continue Reading

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