There are 12 articles in this month.
November 30, 2016
The individual PDF articles published in November 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: Brandon Justice” - Cecil
“Down the Hatch, Miss a Snatch?” - Achauer
“Why Some Sweat More” - Achauer
“Chronic Disease and Medicine: Prevention Doesn’t Pay” - Saline
“Programming Better Competitions” - Warkentin
“As Prescribed: Santa Cruz” - Cecil
A recent paper in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that increased bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) in childhood are positively associated with time spent doing high-impact physical activities (PA), even for those with a genetic risk of low bone mass in adulthood (1).
A concern over BMC and BMD generally arises in those over 60 years old, when low bone mass and osteoporosis can occur. However, the time of maximal bone mineral… Continue Reading
Thirty days after a stem-cell transplant, Timmon Lund joined CrossFit St. Paul.
“I wanted to get healthy again.”
Nine months earlier, at 33, Lund had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The cancer limits the body’s ability to fight infection as it progresses. Chemotherapy and radiation are common treatments; stem-cell transplants are not.
CrossFit, he said, was a way to get back in shape.
But Lund only made it through the third week of… Continue Reading
Brian Riley was exposed to CrossFit while serving as a Marine, but an injury overseas forced him to relearn everything. Now he’s putting his experiences as an adaptive athlete to good use at CrossFit Del Mar in San Diego, California.
Riley was stationed in Afghanistan when he took a medium-machine-gun round to the lower left leg. The injury resulted in a below-the-knee amputation.
After returning home, he began attending CrossFit Del Mar’s… Continue Reading
November 21, 2016
Welcome to weird.
That’s how Santa Cruz, California, is known.
For more than a decade, the sleepy Northern California beach town of 63,000 has used the same branding campaign to encompass its idiosyncrasies: “Keep Santa Cruz Weird.”
The city is a mere 30 miles south of Silicon Valley, home to the likes of Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Intel, Netflix and Tesla. But it couldn’t be more different.
As the San Jose Mercury-News once described, Santa Cruz’s branding “seems… Continue Reading
November 17, 2016
If you determine the size of the field before programming the events, you might be putting the collars on before the plates.
“I’ve got 100 athletes, 10 solid judges, 5,000 square feet and nine hours to run as many events as I can.”
How many organizers have said something like that when planning a fitness competition?
I’d suggest what they’ve really got is a programming nightmare.
One of the best parts of the… Continue Reading
November 14, 2016
Why your doctor only wants to see you after something has gone wrong.
Dr. Stephen Schimpff calls it the paradox of American medicine.
“We have really well-trained, well-educated providers. We are the world’s envy for biomedical research. We’ve got excellent pharmaceutical (and) biotechnology companies and diagnostics (tools). But the paradox is on the other hand we have a terribly dysfunctional health-care delivery system,” said the retired CEO of… Continue Reading
November 11, 2016
Hilary Achauer investigates the science of sweat and busts the myth that fitness alone determines liquid loss.
At the end of your next CrossFit class, look around.
You’ll see some people soaked in sweat, a telltale puddle under the bar. Others who just completed the same workout in the same environment are almost completely dry.
Everyone sweats, but why do some people sweat so much more than others? Do heavy sweaters need to hydrate… Continue Reading