June 2016

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June 30, 2016

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

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

The articles included here are:

“Programming: In-House Or Outsource?” - Beers
“Strong Gets Stronger: CrossFit Risk Retention Group” - Reingen
“Elliptical Syndrome Cripples Fran, Helen” - Warkentin
“21 + 15 + 9 = Better Teachers” - Potts
“Beyond Proven” - Achauer
“Live to 100, Die on Your Feet” - Cecil
“Problems and Pros” - Saline
“Training Tips: From Wreck to Recovery” - Upchurch
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In Nutrition

June 30, 2016

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Chef Nick Massie teaches athletes how to mix their macros for delicious fare that supports a healthy lifestyle.

Phillip Gomez used to suffer from mageirocophobia—the fear of cooking.

“I thought cooking was hard. I didn’t know how to cook, so it seemed like a waste of money because I figured I’d mess it up,” said Gomez, a police officer and coach at Turn 2 CrossFit in Murrieta, California.

“It was scary and unknown. I didn’t even have time… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

June 28, 2016

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It takes more than just a Level 1 Certificate to run a successful CrossFit affiliate. In this series, learn about the various ways affiliate owners and trainers evolve and plan as they work to lead the fitness industry.

In Part 5, the conversation continues as CrossFit Inc.’s Tyson Oldroyd discusses hiring new coaches with Pat Burke of MBS CrossFit, CrossFit Verve founders Matt and Cherie Chan, Nicole Christensen of CrossFit Roots, and David Tittle of CrossFit… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition

June 26, 2016

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Tracking the amount of food you eat is key to accomplishing health, performance or aesthetic goals. While the Zone has been a staple in CrossFit, macronutrient (macro) tracking has become increasingly popular. Both programs require eating a prescribed amount of food every day, but caloric totals rarely match when the exact same meals are evaluated in each system.

This brief neither criticizes nor applauds either system, nor does it discuss how much of… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Coaching, Medical/Injuries

June 24, 2016

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Shane Upchurch explains what he learned about CrossFit training and coaching while recovering from a 2015 motorcycle accident.

On Aug. 8, 2015, I was hit on my motorcycle by a box truck that ran a red light. I suffered degloving of my lower left leg, three displaced ribs, a bruised lung and swelling of the brain. I spent one month in a hospital and underwent a free flap transplant to my… Continue Reading

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In Editorial, Medical/Injuries, Nutrition

June 21, 2016

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A recent CrossFit Journal editorial on bariatric surgery for weight loss set off a lively debate on Facebook.

The discussion below the June 14 post included a number of comments, including several from an athlete who had bariatric surgery several years ago and uses CrossFit to keep the weight off.

Jen Dawson was offended by the article but later in the thread added a comment that confirms our point: “(Surgery) is just a tool, and if you… Continue Reading

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Problems and Pros

By Brittney Saline

In Affiliation

June 19, 2016

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Creative, dedicated CrossFit affiliate owners share how they’ve overcome obstacles including floods, angry neighbors and endless bureaucracy.

The rain sounded like gunfire as it pelted John Franklin’s home in Hoboken, New Jersey, one night in June 2013. Though it was already past 10 p.m., he pulled on his boots and drove the seven blocks to Hudson River CrossFit, the affiliate he was in the process of opening after months of… Continue Reading

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Live to 100, Die on Your Feet

By Andréa Maria Cecil

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Septuagenarian CrossFit coach Mike Suhadolnik refuses to let his peers age gracefully.

Mike Suhadolnik, a former offensive tackle and middle guard at Illinois State University, spent most of his life powerlifting. At his best, he benched 350, squatted 450 and deadlifted 550 lb. His physique implied fitness. But when his daughter Molly and her now-fiancé Tim Hahn asked him to overhead squat more than seven years ago, he couldn’t get… Continue Reading

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