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Growing Up Strong

By Various

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

December 05, 2013

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With three older brothers, Lauren Fisher quickly learned how to play with the boys.

“She would just never back down,” says Fisher’s mom, Linda.

At 12 years old, Fisher started training at CrossFit 209 Sport in Stockton, Calif. As with other athletes who start CrossFit early in life, Fisher improved quickly and reached a high level of fitness at a young age. Last year, at 17, she competed at the 2012 NorCal Regional and finished… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

November 29, 2013

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It takes dozens upon dozens of staff and volunteers to pull off a CrossFit Games Regional competition. At this year’s Europe Regional, the demands were even greater as the final event was broadcast live to a host of countries on Eurosport.

All told, there were seven cameras tied to an on-site television truck, plus several other cameras working independently.

“It’s outrageous,” Games commentator Rory McKernan says with a wide… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 305

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Coaching, Radio

November 24, 2013

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On Episode 305 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Eric O’Connor, a man who wears many hats. This episode was webcast on Nov. 20, 2013.

1:15 Few have more experience than Eric O’Connor: he’s a coach at CrossFit Park City in Utah, he’s on CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff, he’s an instructor for both the Coach’s Prep Course and the CrossFit Competitor’s Course, and he’s competed at the Games and Regional level for years… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 304

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

November 15, 2013

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On Episode 304 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit East Decatur owner and former CrossFit Games competitor Shana Alverson. This episode was webcast on Nov. 13, 2013.

1:44 Shana Alverson opened CrossFit East Decatur in Decatur, Ga., six years ago. She explained how important a website is to the growth of an affiliate and why it’s not always a good idea for gym owners to design and create their… Continue Reading

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On Saturday, Oct. 26, Team World entered the CrossFit Invitational in Berlin as the underdog, but the group pulled off an upset that surprised everyone—except its members.

“We want to win, otherwise we wouldn’t have come this far, right?” asked Team World member Kara Webb.

This video presents highlights of the 75-minute competition, including interviews, sounds from the coaches’ microphones, and special behind-the-scenes footage.

As… Continue Reading

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Three years ago, the Angel City Derby Girls were at the bottom of the barrel in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association rankings.

“We couldn’t win a single game,” says team captain Jane Wilkins.

As of Sept. 30, the squad is ranked sixth of 166 teams spread over three divisions.

Roughly a year ago, Angel City started incorporating CrossFit into its training.

It began with one of the team’s jammers, who goes by the name… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, HD Videos

November 06, 2013

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Growing up in East India, Ashar Minhas never even saw a gym.

“Traditionally back home in India, (a) woman is usually the housewife … ,” she explains. “Most of them are just having kids and (being) a housewife and working at home and doing things for the husbands and nothing for themselves, really.”

Minhas’ marriage was arranged despite the fact that she already had been living in the Canada for five years at the time. Cultural rules… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

October 27, 2013

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In 1985, Chris Hinshaw finished the Ironman in second place, and at the peak of his career, he was one of the best triathletes in the world. But years of endurance training left him brittle and barely functional.

Today, at 50 years old, Hinshaw runs a 4:58 mile.

“The only thing that I’m doing differently is adding CrossFit. That’s it,” he says. “I’m not only functional, I can do things that I could never have imagined myself… Continue Reading

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