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Divided We Fall

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit Games

October 15, 2013

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Balancing the needs of competitive CrossFit athletes and general athletes can be done. Andréa Maria Cecil surveys the community for solutions.

When CrossFit Dallas Central opened its doors, the CrossFit Games were in their second year. Broadcasting them on a major TV network wasn’t at the forefront of most people’s minds.

“When we started, the Games weren’t even on the map,” said Spencer Nix, of the Texas affiliate. “You didn’t… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 299

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

October 12, 2013

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On Episode 299 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed HQ Seminar Staff member Chriss Smith and multi-year CrossFit Games competitor Brandon Phillips. This episode was webcast on Oct. 9, 2013.

1:48 Chriss Smith owns Trident CrossFit in Alexandria, Va. Smith described his efforts to make the community aspect of CrossFit as fun and vibrant as possible, and he says his gym markets community and not exercise. Smith… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, Equipment, HD Videos

October 10, 2013

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It’s about 3 a.m. on Saturday after the Legless event at this year’s CrossFit Games. The Rogue Fitness crew and volunteers have just dismantled 40,000 lb. of steel rigs for rope climbs—and then constructed another 40,000 lb. of A-frames for pull-ups at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

“We just took down the rope-climb rig. Now we’ve got five rows of, I think, it’s five 80-foot rows of A-frame,” says Rogue… Continue Reading

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Pride of a Rookie

By Natalie McLain and Wes Piatt

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

October 06, 2013

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Competing at their first CrossFit Games, Natalie McLain and Wes Piatt each had two top-10 finishes, but their experiences weren’t without struggle.

After repeatedly missing the final rope climb in the Games’ Legless event on Friday night, Piatt was upset, especially because he was so close to touching the metal and completing the last ascent.

“When … you can hear everybody screaming for ya and, like, you want to give back and… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

October 05, 2013

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If you ask 100 people to define beauty, you’ll get 100 different answers. Most will falter and offer descriptions instead.

CrossFit athletes are now rejecting previous definitions of beauty and putting forth their own, a definition researched and confirmed in every workout and every rep.

“There are people who spend their entire lives allowing the reflection in the mirror to determine their self-esteem, submitting to a cultural judgment… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

October 03, 2013

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It’s the Monday before this year’s CrossFit Games, and Rogue Fitness owner Bill Henniger and his crew have started building the rigs that will play host to Friday night’s Legless event.

All told, it’s about 40,000 lb. of steel for three rows of 11 lanes on the tennis court of the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Josh Crawford and Mike Klintberg traveled from Mesa, Ariz., to volunteer for the first time at the Games, helping with equipment… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 297

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

September 28, 2013

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On Episode 297 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Games champion Samantha Briggs. This episode was webcast on Sept. 25, 2013.

1:25 Samantha Briggs talked about her experience at the CrossFit Games this past summer and what it meant to her to earn the title World’s Fittest Woman. She described how her life has changed since the win, including how the notoriety she received at home has raised the… Continue Reading

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Learning to Win

By Jeff Tincher

In Athletes, Coaching, CrossFit Games

September 21, 2013

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Jeff Tincher explains how the CrossFit Competitors Course helped him put Lindy Wall on a path to the CrossFit Games.

What do most competitive CrossFit athletes have in common? They are all well developed in the 10 general physical skills, from cardiorespiratory endurance to strength, speed and agility. They are well-rounded athletes. They all practice constantly varied functional movements at high intensity in different time domains… Continue Reading

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