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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
Watch as Sevan Matossian catches the fittest men in California during their most exposed and most triumphant moments at the California Regional, held May 13-15 in Del Mar, California.
In a hotly contested region thick with CrossFit Games veterans, nothing is guaranteed.
Top athletes talk about their single-minded pursuit of the podium and how they filled the void when they stepped back from the sport they love.
Most of us define ourselves, in part, by our job, our family and our interests. But what happens when things change—who will you be then?
Rory Zambard—who started CrossFit at 14—took 14th place at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. Now, at 24… Continue Reading
Chris Spealler, Eric O’Connor and Matt Chan are friends, former CrossFit Games athletes and members of CrossFit Inc.’s Seminar Staff. In this video, follow the trio as they teach the CrossFit Competitor’s Trainer Course at three locations in Europe.
The jet-lagged crew gets somewhat of a bumpy start in Geneva, Switzerland, as they try to traverse the revolving doors and parking-lot gates.
“I haven’t slept in at least 36 hours,” Chan says wearily.
Undaunted, they make their way to… Continue Reading
Follow CrossFit athlete Steve Kois as he competes in the 2015 World Long Drive Championship, in which heavy hitters ditch the putters and irons to send balls over 400 yards downfield with the driver.
“After I saw how CrossFit combines so many different disciplines to the goal of… Continue Reading
More isn’t always better: James Hobart explains how certain experienced athletes can add training volume to increase work capacity.
CrossFit programming thrives upon intensity, not volume.
This focus on intensity is a cornerstone of the CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 curricula, and it is also one of the reasons many like CrossFit: fitness in an hour or less. Intensity is also a foundational piece of CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman’s “World… Continue Reading
In this four-part series, Gary Roberts and Travis Cosentino make their rounds among the elite athletes of the Masters competition at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games. Watch highlights from the events, interviews with the athletes, and footage of the trash talk and words of encouragement that motivate some of the Fittest on Earth to push themselves harder than ever.
In Part 1, veterans and rookies reflect on the differences between their… Continue Reading
CrossFit Kids trainers say early sport specialization can have negative consequences on young children, especially when winning is placed above the joy of movement.
When my daughter, Rosemary, lost interest in soccer at age 8, I signed her up for the swim team. Whenever I asked her about competing in a swim meet, she said she wasn’t interested. Then, when she was almost 10, she tried out for Junior Lifeguards and came in first of all… Continue Reading