August 2016

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In Affiliation

August 19, 2016

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Some clients prefer polished brass pull-up bars, while others like a little rust on the barbell.

Nearly 5,000 miles and an ocean apart, two classes of CrossFit athletes are doing work.

Their lungs are searing, but all that matters is the last few reps—and getting them in before the minute turns over.

As the last barbell settles at CrossFit Fifty, an open-air garage gym in Honolulu, Hawaii, the athletes lie on the sun-stricken… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

August 18, 2016

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Ertan Balaban opened CrossFit Balaban in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2013. One of the biggest cities in the world, Istanbul sits on two continents—Europe and Asia.

Balaban compares his city to New York or Tokyo, pointing out the large breadth of cultures in the area. But he is quick to note that the culture in his affiliate would be familiar to any CrossFitter in the world.

“Of course Turkish culture is different from the… Continue Reading

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In Corrections and Clarifications

August 18, 2016

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An Aug. 16 article incorrectly stated that 70 percent of deaths worldwide are due to chronic disease, and that 1.87 of the 2.3 million deaths in the U.S. last year were due to chronic disease. The article also incorrectly stated that the CDC estimates that the U.S. will have 100 million diabetics in 2020.

Seventy percent of deaths in the U.S. are due to chronic disease, with the pattern of increasing… Continue Reading

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Fitness, Luck and Health

By CrossFit Inc., Adapted From Lectures by Greg Glassman

In Classic, CrossFit, Medical/Injuries

August 16, 2016

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Updated Aug. 18 to correct stats for chronic disease in the United States and worldwide, 2014 stats for deaths in the United States due to chronic disease, and CDC estimates on the number of diabetics in 2050.

Updated Aug. 29 to clarify medical expenditures related to treating the chronically diseased.

Adapted from CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman’s Level 1 Certificate Course lectures Feb. 27, 2016, in San… Continue Reading

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By CrossFit Media

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

August 14, 2016

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CrossFit Media photographers document the many tests of the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games.

“This year is going to be the most challenging, physically and mentally, that you guys will ever encounter at the CrossFit Games. ... We are gonna ask a lot of you guys.” —Dave Castro


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Look Your Personal Best

By Hilary Achauer

In Athletes, CrossFit

August 12, 2016

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CrossFit athletes talk about their shift from aesthetic to performance goals and how they learned to be happy with the results.

In June 2016, a group of athletes ran hill sprints as part of Reebok CrossFit One Training Grounds, an invite-only camp for CrossFit Games qualifiers.

It was hot that day. At the top of the hill, after the sprints were done, seven of the women posed for a photo. Six of them had their shirts off… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

August 11, 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 10, the conversation continues as CrossFit Inc.’s Tyson Oldroyd discusses integrating food challenges into nutrition programs with Pat Burke of MBS CrossFit, CrossFit Verve founders Matt and Cherie Chan, Nicole Christensen of CrossFit… Continue Reading

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A Sip Becomes a Drag

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In CrossFit

August 10, 2016

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The anti-sugary-drink movement grows as an increasing number of lawmakers propose measures similar to those used to curb smoking.

Soda is going the way of the cigarette.

The number of cities, states and countries considering a legislative measure targeting sugar-sweetened beverages is growing. From taxes to health-warning labels, the efforts mimic the American anti-tobacco movement that began in the 1950s. And while soda and cigarettes aren’t identical… Continue Reading

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