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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… 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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Loree Smith, who was on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Track and Field team for hammer throwing, was exposed to CrossFit via Fran.

She had to do banded pull-ups, the weight was scaled down and she ended up with blisters on both hands.

“I was hooked,” says the 29-year-old. “I’m a competitor. I hate losing more than I love winning, so that atmosphere of people giving 100 percent and driving, I really like that.”

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Competition for the Soul

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Competition, CrossFit Games

June 08, 2012

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Front Range CrossFit focuses on getting its athletes to compete. Head coach Skip Miller says it’s key to greatness. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

Skip Miller believes in competition.

At the South West Regional, held May 4-6 in Castle Rock, Colo., his affiliate dominated the individual women’s category. All three podium finishers—Colleen Maher, Jasmine Dever and Becky Conzelman—were from Front Range CrossFit, and one of two FRCF teams finished second in… Continue Reading

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On the Bubble

By Hilary Achauer

In Competition, CrossFit Games

April 13, 2012

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For some, it came down to one rep or a second’s rest. Hilary Achauer reports on athletes who just barely made—or missed—the top 60 cut in the Reebok CrossFit Games Open.

At the end of the Reebok CrossFit Games Open, only the top 60 athletes in each region earned a spot in the regional competition. The final placement was calculated using all five Open workouts, but the difference between 60th and… Continue Reading

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Q&A With Ben Bergeron

By Ben Bergeron and Pat Sherwood

In Affiliation, Competition, HD Videos

April 08, 2012

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CrossFit New England is home of the fittest team on the planet, veteran CrossFit Games competitor Heather Bergeron and 2010 50-plus masters champion Brian Curley. Needless to say, it’s a special place.

CrossFit HQ’s Pat Sherwood sits down with CFNE co-owner and head coach Ben Bergeron to talk about the secret in the sauce.

“We kind of go with the way they teach at the Level 1: living your life in couplets and triplets… Continue Reading

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