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CrossFit Radio Episode 297

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

September 28, 2013

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On Episode 297 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Games champion Samantha Briggs. This episode was webcast on Sept. 25, 2013.

1:25 Samantha Briggs talked about her experience at the CrossFit Games this past summer and what it meant to her to earn the title World’s Fittest Woman. She described how her life has changed since the win, including how the notoriety she received at home has raised the… Continue Reading

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Learning to Win

By Jeff Tincher

In Athletes, Coaching, CrossFit Games

September 21, 2013

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Jeff Tincher explains how the CrossFit Competitors Course helped him put Lindy Wall on a path to the CrossFit Games.

What do most competitive CrossFit athletes have in common? They are all well developed in the 10 general physical skills, from cardiorespiratory endurance to strength, speed and agility. They are well-rounded athletes. They all practice constantly varied functional movements at high intensity in different time domains… Continue Reading

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Warm-Up With Matt Chan

By Matt Chan

In Athletes, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

September 05, 2013

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Key points of warm-up include moving joints through a full range of motion and increasing mobility. Sometimes the movements specifically complement those in the workout, and other times the movements are simply meant to increase blood flow, lubricate joints and elevate body temperature. A good coach also uses the time to interact with athletes and note any mobility or movement issues that might create a need for scaling, either in the warm-up… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 291

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

September 01, 2013

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On Episode 291 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit success story Justin Hopman and CrossFit Games competitor Dan Bailey. This episode was webcast on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.

2:53 Justin Hopman told how he found CrossFit after receiving a pacemaker at only 38 to treat a third-degree atrioventricular block. He explained what his life was like before the pacemaker and CrossFit, as well as how it turned… Continue Reading

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A First Timer

By Various

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 29, 2013

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At this year’s CrossFit Games, Alessandra Pichelli never finished an event outside the top 20.

“I want to prove to myself that my body’s capable of great things,” she said before the Games began.

Pichelli, who this year competed as an individual for the first time, ended up winning the Legless event on Friday night—what she describes as her most memorable Games moment.

In the final day of competition, the 27-year-old appeared poised to take… Continue Reading

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An Unlikely Friendship

By Samantha Briggs, Dusty Hyland and Lindsey Valenzuela

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 27, 2013

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When Samantha Briggs sent Lindsey Valenzuela a Facebook message earlier this year and asked if she could come train and live with her, the Southern California athlete was taken aback.

“‘With me?’” Valenzuela recounts. “‘Yeah, I mean, I don’t know if I can keep up with you, but let’s do it.’”

For Briggs, it was an obvious choice.

“She comes from a strength background. I’m more endurance. So I thought what better person to train… Continue Reading

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Being Present

By Valerie Voboril

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 23, 2013

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The night before the final day of this year’s CrossFit Games, Sam Briggs had a dream.

“Wouldn’t it be so awesome if we swept the podium: one, two and three?” she asked Lindsey Valenzuela and Valerie Voboril. Both Valenzuela and Voboril train at DogTown CrossFit, and Briggs spent time there before the Games.

Briggs’ dream became reality: she finished first, with Valenzuela second and Voboril third.

But going into the competition… Continue Reading

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Making the Most of It

By Gary Kirk

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 10, 2013

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Gary Kirk didn’t cook. He would heat up food but never venture so far as to make something from scratch.

These days, Sunday is reserved for making sauces to accompany his reformed diet, recommended to him by his neurologist. More than six months ago, Kirk was suffering from nerve attacks, sight problems, loss of balance and movement in the face, as well as a loss of taste—all because of multiple sclerosis. Kirk also… Continue Reading

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