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In Competition, CrossFit, Kids, Videos

April 09, 2011

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“They’re young and they’re starting now, and it’s really cool to see and imagine where they’re going to be when they’re 18,” says Heather Bergeron. Her gym, CrossFit New England, recently hosted its first CrossFit Kids throwdown, with around 75 kids involved. The event was a huge win for the parents, kids and CrossFit Kids programs at participating boxes.

Bergeron explains that different age groups of kids are able to find camaraderie… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games, Videos

March 31, 2011

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“There were a lot of rumors going around that the first workout was going to be Fran; I’m glad it’s not,” said Pat, a 27-year old Boston-area CrossFitter, when he saw first workout for the CrossFit Games Open. Along with three other athletes, Pat will be recording his experience with each week of the Open for Again Faster.

Workout 11.1 was deceivingly difficult: complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 165

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Competition, Radio

March 30, 2011

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On Episode 165 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Montgomery owners David and Jennifer Sumner. The third fittest female in the world, Valerie MacKenzie Voboril, also joined Justin on the show. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

4:35 CrossFit Montgomery is hosting the Pound for Pound competition as part of the Garage Games Series, and owners Dave and… Continue Reading

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In Competition, Powerlifting, Videos

March 26, 2011

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CrossFit Pleasanton recently hosted the Southern Powerlifting Federation’s 4-in-1 Powerlifting Event, which included divisions for CrossFit, raw, and single-ply and double-ply suits.

Competing in the event was none other than Mark Bell, one of the top bench-pressers in the world. Bell is owner of Super Training Gym and is running CrossFit Powerlifting Seminars on the West Coast.

With a PR of 854 lb., Bell said he was going to try… Continue Reading

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Keeping It Clean

By Josh Everett

In Competition

March 18, 2011

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Strength and conditioning coach Josh Everett offers up his advice for any athletes who plan to compete in competitions with drug testing.

The overwhelming majority of the CrossFit community supports and wants drug testing of the athletes who participate in the CrossFit Games, but what does this really mean for our athletes? And how do CrossFitters prepare for any other events where drug testing is in place?

Having worked about a dozen… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 163

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 163 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Sarah Wilson, CrossFit FlexGym owner Kevin Montoya, and 2010 Games competitor Camille Leblanc-Bazinet. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

3:20 Sarah Wilson came on the show to talk about the Heraean Games she’s hosting. The competition will feature female CrossFitters only, and she explained that her motivation was… Continue Reading

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Bring Your A-Game

By Kevin Daigle

In Competition

March 16, 2011

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CrossFitter and 2010 regionals competitor Kevin Daigle offers a few tips to first-time competitors as competition season approaches.

Competition is the fire in which character is forged. It’s also the crucible where weakness is overcome, enemies are defeated and victory is won with a resounding “how ya like me now?”

As it pertains to CrossFit, competition is also the ultimate expression of our community, and it’s at the heart of CrossFit and… Continue Reading

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In Competition, Powerlifting, Videos

March 10, 2011

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Paul Southern, owner of CrossFit Pleasanton, introduced a new element to the powerlifting and CrossFit communities when he hosted the Southern Powerlifting Federation’s 4-in-1 Powerlifting Event. This was the first powerlifting event with a sanctioned CrossFit division.

The division was created in part by Jesse Burdick of CrossFit Pleasanton, who is an Elite level powerlifter. Burdick has teamed up with Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell on CrossFit’s… Continue Reading

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