October 2016

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For the Ages

By CrossFit Media

In CrossFit Games

October 16, 2016

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“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” —Mark Twain

For the last two years, masters and teens have performed the same workouts at the CrossFit Games, and the schedule puts the two groups in close contact throughout the competition. Our photographers were able to watch competitors from 14 to 64 perform the same movements back to back, and their images are a testament to the power of… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Nutrition

October 14, 2016

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Spotted barbell biceps curls and white A-shirts, with just a hint of oil in place of sweat?

Men’s Journal might have rethought the opening image for “When to Fire Your Personal Trainer: 4 Red Flags.”

Nothing wrong with barbell curls, of course, but if you’re writing an article on identifying quality personal trainers, leading with an oiled-up bro-session curl shot does little to set the table and create an atmosphere of professionalism.

Then again, the image will indeed… Continue Reading

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Lose Your Crutches

By Mike Warkentin

In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries

October 10, 2016

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What’s holding you back, and why do you let it?

The legless man in the wheelchair made a very strong point without saying anything.

On the way to the gym for a workout, I was bemoaning my situation and wishing I didn’t have to do a 5-kilometer run. My inner monologue alternated between bitching about my tight left hip and outlining the reasons I prefer power to endurance.

You know the drill. I longed for… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation

October 07, 2016

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CrossFit coaches talk about building relationships that result in new clients.

Like all high-level CrossFit athletes, Jamie Hagiya has an impressive physique. The epitome of health and fitness, she’s the perfect poster girl to attract new clients to the gym, right?

Not so fast, said 31-year-old Hagiya, who finished 18th at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games. The owner of Torrance CrossFit in California said she goes out of her way to avoid using… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries

October 05, 2016

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Older trainees can prove that aging populations need not be diseased populations.

I’m older than 86 percent of the Earth’s population.

I’m an aging academic. I’m an aging parent. I’m an aging worker. I’m an aging trainee. And I am part of one of the largest segments of our population: 33 percent of us are over 50 years of age.

If you look at any textbook within exercise academia, you will generally find aged individuals, older individuals and… Continue Reading

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Five From the Archives

By Chris Sinagoga

In Classic

October 03, 2016

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Affiliate owner Chris Sinagoga talks about two articles and three videos that made him a better trainer.

When you first watched “The Shawshank Redemption,” the ending probably left you wondering how Andy Dufresne bested the warden and his crew.

Because you wanted to relive that excitement, and because Morgan Freeman’s voice brings serenity to life, you watched the movie several more times.

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CrossFit Lifeguard: Anthony Kemp

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Medical/Injuries

October 01, 2016

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After a poisonous snake bite, CrossFit athlete Anthony Kemp treks 45 minutes for medical attention, flat-lines three times, receives 32 doses of antivenin and lives.

A rattlesnake bite nearly claimed Anthony Kemp’s life. He survived minus one limb, an amputation he calls “a paper cut.”

On Feb. 7, 2015, 23-year-old Kemp set out on a hike with two fellow Marines. They had just PR’d their back squats and felt a… Continue Reading

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