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The Mind Game

By Steven Shrago

In Competition, Rest Day/Theory

March 27, 2010

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The fastest, strongest athlete can be undone by a weak mind. Steven Shrago recommends using positive beliefs, mental preparation and mental toughness to help your mind drive your body to new PRs.

CrossFit’s 10 domains of fitness cover the full range of physical and neurological components, but do they tell the full story of fitness?

We measure fitness as “work capacity across broad time and modal domains,” which implies a necessary element of performance: you… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 112

By Justin Judkins

In Competition, CrossFit Games, Radio

March 24, 2010

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CrossFit Radio host Justin Judkins interviewed Ohio Sectional winner Lisa Shiu and Moe Naqvi of Beyondthewhiteboard.com on Episode 112, webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 24, 2010.

4:05 Lisa Shiu recently won the Ohio Sectional held at the Arnold Classic in Columbus. In the interview, Lisa talked about the atmosphere at the Classic and what it was like to compete at such an exciting venue. She… Continue Reading

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A Vote for CrossFit

By Congressman John Sullivan

In Athletes, Competition

March 12, 2010

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Studies revealed Oklahoma to be the fifth-most obese state in 2008, so Congressman John Sullivan is using CrossFit to lead the fight for fitness. He’ll be competing in the upcoming South Central Sectionals in hopes of inspiring others to become fitter and healthier.

I’m no different than most Americans. You show me a workout plan, and I can find an excuse why I’m too busy to do it.

When it came… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 109

By Justin Judkins

In Competition, CrossFit Games, Radio

March 03, 2010

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CrossFit Radio host Justin Judkins interviewed Utah/Nevada Sectional winner Drew Canavero and other athletes on location at the event for Episode 109, which was webcast at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.

Due to the challenges of recording live at a loud CrossFit event, the audio is not up to in-studio standards.

Justin began the show with a firsthand account of the Utah/Nevada Sectional that took place last weekend… Continue Reading

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In Competition, Sports Applications, Videos

February 16, 2010

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Rob Orlando is a CrossFitter and strongman competitor, so he’s the first to tell you an 800-lb. deadlift doesn’t mean much if you can’t do pull-ups or double-unders.

Orlando is the owner of Hybrid Athletics, and his Jan. 16 Hybrid Winter Challenge was designed to challenge athletes in a wide variety of ways.

“My goal was to try test people’s ability to adapt quickly and still be strong,” he explains.

Recognizing that strongman… Continue Reading

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CrossFit After 40

By Dr. Allison Belger

In Competition, Special Populations

January 30, 2010

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Dr. Allison Belger turns 40 and finds that masters events provide a new outlet for her competitive spirit.

Throughout the past year leading up to my 40th birthday, I had been reflecting on many things, as one often does in the face of such a milestone. Beyond the typical musings, I had thought a lot about my life as an aging athlete and how I would continue to challenge myself physically given the… Continue Reading

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The March to the Finish: The Ranger Challenge Part 3

By Duke University Blue Devil Eagle Battalion

In Competition, LEO/Mil, Videos

January 30, 2010

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“Be ready for the pain but relaxed deep down inside, but most of all, enjoy yourself.”

Maj. Shane Finison might be directing a WOD at CrossFit Durham or he might be preparing the Duke University Ranger Challenge Team for the 10K ruck march.

In Part 3 of this series, the cadets from Duke set out on a 10K march carrying a rifle and 35 lb. of gear. It’s a harsh end to the competition, and it demands… Continue Reading

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Ropes and Rifles: The Ranger Challenge Part 2

By Duke University Blue Devil Eagle Battalion

In Competition, LEO/Mil, Videos

January 23, 2010

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In Part 2 of this series, the Ranger Challenge team from Duke University competes in a series of events designed to test their skills.

Trained by Maj. Shane Finison, an Army ROTC instructor at Duke and a coach at CrossFit Durham, the squad will be relying on their military education and CrossFit training to get them through events including a hand-grenade assault course, land navigation test and standard Army PT test.

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