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CrossFit Radio Episode 329

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Radio

May 09, 2014

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On Episode 329 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed South Central Regional competitor Roy Gamboa, as well as multiyear CrossFit Games athlete Lucas Parker. This episode was webcast on May 7, 2014.

1:55 Roy Gamboa finished 22nd at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games, and he was first in the Open in the South Central Region in 2014. Gamboa has already tried out this year’s Regional workouts, and he explained… Continue Reading

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Bob Harper: The Hardest Worker

By Jonathan Glancy, Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

May 07, 2014

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Before the fame, Bob Harper was just a personal trainer who knew that if he wanted to get a break, he’d have to move to California and work hard. So he packed up his car and drove roughly 2,000 miles from Tennessee to the West Coast.

When he arrived, he “hit the ground running.”

He worked at various large gyms in the Los Angeles area and even spent time behind the front desk. Finally, he got enough paying… Continue Reading

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From Couch to Capable

By Gary Roberts

In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

May 05, 2014

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Fourteen years ago, Robin Edds had bariatric surgery. She went from 330 lb. to 150 lb. Life, however, wasn’t much better.

“If I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t do it,” the 50-year-old from Brownstown, Michigan, says of the procedure.

At her heaviest, Edds could barely care for her children, and she couldn’t clean her house or walk while carrying anything.

“I was pretty much kind of an invalid even though I was able to… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 328

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Kids, Radio

May 03, 2014

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On Episode 328 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids. This episode was webcast on April 30, 2014.

3:42 Jeff Martin began by talking about the growth of CrossFit Kids since 2004 and gave advice to affiliate owners who currently work with kids or would like to do so in the future. While CrossFit Kids is a fitness program, Martin explained how it benefits children in their… Continue Reading

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Jian Jackson was born healthy. At about 5 months old, she had a high fever at the orphanage where she lived in China. Four days later, she wasn’t moving her legs anymore.

“By then they took her to a doctor, but it was too late,” explains Stacie Jackson, Jian’s adoptive mother. “The doctors here think it was polio.”

The 8-year-old suffered nerve damage to both legs, and she now uses her hands to move, with her legs and feet… Continue Reading

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Growing up in the Congo, 21-year-old Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo lifted. But he admits he didn’t know what he was doing.

“I (would) just go to YouTube and find whatever, ya know,” says the 6-foot-9 athlete, laughing.

When he arrived in the U.S., he searched for a place to build his physicality. That’s when he found Josh Elmore, owner of CrossFit Eternal in North Carolina.

“When I started, I didn’t have any balance… Continue Reading

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The Hospital Affiliate

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Medical/Injuries

April 21, 2014

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Five years ago, Ken Smithmier found CrossFit. Then it found his hospital. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

After 59-nine-year-old hospital CEO Ken Smithmier got hooked on CrossFit training, he traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., for a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course in April 2009.

When he got back, he called a lunch meeting with the trainers involved in Decatur Memorial Hospital’s community wellness program. He told them about CrossFit.

Soon after, CrossFit… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 326

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

April 18, 2014

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On Episode 326 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two veteran CrossFit Games athletes who qualified for the Regional round of competition in 2014. Gary Helmick placed second in the Open in the Mid Atlantic Region, and Tommy Hackenbruck took first place in the South West. This episode was webcast on April 16, 2014.

1:35 Former minor-league baseball player Gary Helmick is looking to earn a return trip to the Games after… Continue Reading

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