Kulsoom Abdullah is a CrossFitter and Olympic-weightlifting competitor who is breaking social constructions.
To enter the U.S.A. National and American Open, the required attire is a singlet. According to her religious beliefs, Abdullah wears a traditional outfit including headscarf, so she inadvertently found herself standing up for her religious rights. Her plight became a human-rights case that created a media frenzy over Olympic-weightlifting… Continue Reading
On Episode 194 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Inferno owner Bill Grundler and 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games 10th-place finisher Matt Chan. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit Boca Raton:
Four rounds for time of:
10 push jerks (135 lb.)
10 ring dips
3:55 Bill Grundler just started his fourth… Continue Reading
Andréa Maria Cecil looks at how three elite CrossFit athletes prepare their minds for competition.
Like the body, the mind must be trained so there is a plan when things go wrong.
Such is the wisdom of David Yukelson, director of sports psychology services for the Morgan Academic Support Center for Student Athletes at Penn State University.
“The mental side of sport is very important at any level of competition,” he said.
But there are many myths, said Yukelson.
“People talk… Continue Reading
On Episode 191 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed James Hobson, owner of CrossFit Addiction, and gymnastics and movement specialist Carl Paoli. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is Fat Jesus by CrossFit JAX:
5 rounds for time of:
Body-weight ground to overhead, 6 reps
Chest-to-bar pull-ups, 12 reps
Double-unders, 18 reps
8:40 James… Continue Reading
On Episode 188 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Michael Osuna, who owns I Am CrossFit in Miami, Florida. Justin also interviewed Michael Allred, who is in Kandahar, Afghanistan, preparing for the Afghan Games that will take place Sept. 10 and 11. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.
2:35 Michael Osuna owns I Am CrossFit and is involved in three other… Continue Reading
On Episode 184 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Eric Bach and Taylor Filasky, who are teammates competing on ABC’s “Expedition Impossible.” He also interviewed Rebecca Voigt, who placed third at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011.
3:28 Eric Bach and Taylor Filasky are part of the team The Modern Gypsies on “Expedition Impossible.” The… Continue Reading
James Hobson starts a rec league for athletes in the Atlanta area. Jack Goodson reports.
James Hobson was frustrated.
CrossFit Addiction, Hobson’s own slice of sweat and dreams in the Atlanta, Ga., suburb of Kennesaw, had enjoyed good success in its first year of operation. Yet its owner felt CrossFit, as a sport, could offer so much more to its audience.
Hobson wanted to act. So he sat down and wrote.
He emptied his frustration into an… Continue Reading
South Tahoe CrossFit hosted the Fittest of the Sierras Challenge at its box in California. The competition was a charity event organized by the Genung Wunderlich Opportunity Foundation (GWOF), headed by co-founders Dusty Wunderlich and Chris Genung.
To organize the event, the GWOF teamed up with Trent Gordon, director of Project Wave of Optimism (WOO), a non-profit designed to “promote sustainable community development in the surfing regions of… Continue Reading