October 2016

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October 31, 2016

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

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

The articles included here are:

“CrossFit Lifeguard: Anthony Kemp” - Cecil
“Five From the Archives” - Sinagoga
“Seniors: How to Say No to Chronic Disease” - Kilgore
“‘I Want to Be Your Trainer’” - Beers
“Lose Your Crutches” - Warkentin
“For the Ages” - CrossFit Media
“Weightlifting’s Reassurance” - Cecil
“CrossFit Lifeguards: The Browns” - Cecil
“An Open Letter to the ‘Met-Heads’” - Warkentin
“Row Pro: Calories Vs. Meters” - Beers
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In Nutrition

October 31, 2016

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Whole, unprocessed carbohydrate sources have significant health and performance benefits that might go unnoticed with macronutrient counting. For example, a doughnut and an orange can both provide the carbohydrate grams one needs, but other constituents should be considered. Even honey has more health value compared to table sugar due to the vitamins and minerals it contains.

This brief describes some of the factors to consider when selecting carbohydrates, including total carbohydrate… Continue Reading

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Break Before You're Broken

By Pat Sherwood

In Workouts

October 28, 2016

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“But what if I can’t do it unbroken?”

From time to time, I hear this posed as a legitimate question from athletes as they read over a workout description. They look at the movements, the loading and the rep scheme. They assess their current capabilities. Quick math is done in their heads.

Their facial expressions change and the question shoots out of their mouths: “What if I can’t do this unbroken?”

My answer is always, “Well… Continue Reading

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In Corrections and Clarifications

October 26, 2016

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An Oct. 26 article incorrectly identified Josh Crosby’s 50-minute rowing program as Shockwave. The 50-minute program is Indo-Row.

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In Rowing

October 26, 2016

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(Oct. 31, 2016—Corrects to identify Josh Crosby as co-founder of the 50-minute rowing program Indo-Row.)

Jonathan Burns remembers the soul-sucking pain of a 2-kilometer ergometer test. His best score in his rowing prime was 5:56—an all-out effort that left him in a physical shambles, he said.

“I would be lying there recovering for two days after a 2-kilometer test,” said the former college and national-team rower… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit

October 23, 2016

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Are you addicted to met-cons to the detriment of overall fitness?

Yes, we know you feel like you didn’t accomplish anything on deadlift day.

It’s very clear you’re unhappy that you are not out of breath and dripping with sweat.

We’re just going to lie here on the rubber with shaking legs while you head over to the corner to bang out 100 burpees for time.

We’ll even start the clock if you feel the need to hit a quick Fran.

But we’re… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Lifeguards: The Browns

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Medical/Injuries

October 21, 2016

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Their goals were simple.

“Show up,” Marlo Brown wrote in silver-colored marker on the “goals” blackboard at Cloud 9 CrossFit in New Jersey.

Her husband, Phil: “Wear my shirt.”

When the couple first walked into the affiliate three years ago, Marlo weighed 430 lb. Phil weighed 502 lb. When Phil sat on one of the rowers, the machine bowed under his weight. Once they joined, Marlo was thinking she would try her damnedest to be there three… Continue Reading

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Weightlifting’s Reassurance

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Olympic Lifts

October 19, 2016

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Weightlifting representatives: CrossFit’s popularity behind growth and understanding of Olympic sport.

Of the 14 women who train as full-time weightlifters at Waxman’s Gym outside Los Angeles, 10 of them began as CrossFit athletes.

“That tells you everything you need to know as far as CrossFit and weightlifting,” said Sean Waxman, owner and head coach of the California facility.

His gym reflects CrossFit’s effects on Olympic weightlifting as a whole. The training… Continue Reading

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