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Blind Athlete: Might as Well Jump

By Bettina Dolinsek and Randy Landgrebe

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Bettina Dolinsek was born blind, but she never asked to be treated differently. That same attitude carries over into her CrossFit training, and she doesn’t shy away from movements—even box jumps.

“Growing up blind, you weren’t expected to do much,” she explains. “It honestly makes me angry. That’s not how I want to be treated. I want to be expected to do what everybody else is expected to do.”

So Dolinsek started CrossFit and recently… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 301

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

October 24, 2013

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On Episode 301 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two-time CrossFit Games athlete Talayna Fortunato. This episode was webcast on Oct. 23, 2013.

2:26 Talayna Fortunato and the rest of Team USA will compete against Team World in the 2013 CrossFit Invitational on Oct. 26 in Berlin, Germany. The Games veteran spoke about the upcoming competition and how she received her invitation from Dave Castro. She believes competitions… Continue Reading

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David Durante: Planche Progressions

By David Durante and Dan Bailey

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“Planche is not something that you would expect to be able to just jump in right away and do in Day 1,” says David Durante, an alternate on the 2008 USA Gymnastics Olympic team and a member of the CrossFit Gymnastics Seminar Staff. “Most gymnasts (take) years to be able to develop that kind of a strength, and the development to be able to do that kind of a skill is pretty high level.”

That said, the planche can be developed with progressions… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 300

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

October 19, 2013

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On Episode 300 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Thomas Cox, a CrossFit Mayhem coach who is also a member of its affiliate team. This episode was webcast on October 16, 2013.

2:45 Thomas Cox doesn’t win many workouts at CrossFit Mayhem, where he regularly trains with three-time CrossFit Games champ Rich Froning. Cox talked about competing in the Affiliate Cup at last year’s Games before detailing Project Mayhem and how… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 299

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

October 12, 2013

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On Episode 299 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed HQ Seminar Staff member Chriss Smith and multi-year CrossFit Games competitor Brandon Phillips. This episode was webcast on Oct. 9, 2013.

1:48 Chriss Smith owns Trident CrossFit in Alexandria, Va. Smith described his efforts to make the community aspect of CrossFit as fun and vibrant as possible, and he says his gym markets community and not exercise. Smith… Continue Reading

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Pride of a Rookie

By Natalie McLain and Wes Piatt

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

October 06, 2013

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Competing at their first CrossFit Games, Natalie McLain and Wes Piatt each had two top-10 finishes, but their experiences weren’t without struggle.

After repeatedly missing the final rope climb in the Games’ Legless event on Friday night, Piatt was upset, especially because he was so close to touching the metal and completing the last ascent.

“When you can hear everybody screaming for ya and, like, you want to give back and like touch it… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

October 05, 2013

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If you ask 100 people to define beauty, you’ll get 100 different answers. Most will falter and offer descriptions instead.

CrossFit athletes are now rejecting previous definitions of beauty and putting forth their own, a definition researched and confirmed in every workout and every rep.

“There are people who spend their entire lives allowing the reflection in the mirror to determine their self-esteem, submitting to a cultural judgment established… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 298

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, Radio

October 04, 2013

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On Episode 298 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed HQ Seminar Staff member Josh Everett and Josh Bunch of Practice CrossFit. This episode was webcast on Oct. 2, 2013.

1:32 Josh Everett came on the show to talk about an event he’s organizing to help people around the world raise money for a charity that helps autistic children and their families. Everett’s goal is to have over 200 affiliates do the workout on… Continue Reading

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