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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.

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’Roids All the Rage?

By Mike Warkentin

In Competition, Rest Day/Theory

October 29, 2013

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Former WADA head Dick Pound rejects claims sports have purged themselves of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

The Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commended Major League Baseball in August for cracking down on doping in the wake of suspensions handed out to some of the sport’s best-known players.

“The MLB has approached the matter in a professional manner throughout, and we look forward to maintaining our close relationship as… Continue Reading

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Growing Up CrossFit

By Chris Cooper

In Competition, Kids

July 24, 2013

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Gauntlet events showcase how CrossFit Kids encourages lifelong fitness through fun rather than cutthroat competition.

Shea-Lynn Gioia is 12. She traveled eight hours to compete in her first CrossFit event.

Shea, her parents, and her coach made the trip to CrossFit Firepower, a hub for CrossFit Kids seminars in Milton, Ont. Shea is joining 30 other kids aged 12-18 for one of the first CrossFit Kids Gauntlet competitions held outside… Continue Reading

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Hack It Up?

By Chris Cooper

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Chris Cooper examines belts, squat suits and knee wraps for CrossFit athletes.

This year at the CrossFit Games, athletes will bolster their courage with meditation, concentration, HTFU and sometimes prayer.

Some will also brace their backs with leather, their wrists with reinforced nylon or their asses with polyester briefs.

But should they?

Supportive gear—belts, wraps and physio tape—might help an athlete lift more weight, do more reps and fatigue more… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 266

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 266 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit success story Nicki Garcia and CrossFit Games competitor and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Katie Hogan. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

4:41 When she was younger, Nicki Garcia was active in dance and a variety of sports. That ended 13 years ago when she suffered a traumatic injury in a car accident… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 245

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Competition, Radio

October 10, 2012

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On Episode 245 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Jen Osborn, head trainer at CrossFit Cornerstone. Judkins also interviewed Rebecca Voigt, who finished 10th at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.

The Words of Wisdom are from Josh Bunch at Practice CrossFit: How to Get Over 100 PRs in a Week. To help readers hit PRs, Bunch… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

October 09, 2012

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Catch Team U.S.A. in its third training workout with Games Director Dave Castro at Valley CrossFit in Van Nuys, Calif.

The third prep WOD is done as a five-person team, with one man going first, another going last and three women in between. On the agenda: rope climbs, power cleans, burpees, overhead squats, fat-bar deadlifts and running.

Pitted against Southern California’s top squads, Team U.S.A. finishes first at 14:59.

“No one held us up… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Competition, HD Videos

September 29, 2012

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Catch Team U.S.A. in its first training workout with Games Director Dave Castro at Valley CrossFit in Van Nuys, Calif.

“Basically, what we have going on is the first-ever Team U.S.A. (versus) Team Europe competition and we’re really excited about it,” Castro says. “It’s going to be a neat event.”

The prep WOD, as suggested by 2008 Games champion Jason Khalipa, is done as a two-person team. For time, the pair must complete a total of 30 snatches at 165 lb… Continue Reading

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