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In Coaching, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 10, 2014

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It’s not often that you can do an Open workout with CrossFit Games competitor Elisabeth Akinwale as your judge. That’s what students at Chicago Bulls College Prep got—in addition to 14.1’s prescription of double-unders and power snatches.

The teenagers, for whom CrossFit is their physical-education program, are participating in the Open to “take what we do inside of Bulls Prep and bring it out here, to give them this experience,” says Jason Ronai, the… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 05, 2014

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In the duel for Garrett Fisher’s leather jacket, it was Rory McKernan who lost and Dave Castro who won. And thus CrossFit Inc.’s Director of the Games and Director of Training donned the debonair jacket for the live announcement of Open Workout 14.1 at CrossFit North Atlanta.

Castro’s win relegated McKernan to the mall for shopping under pressure.

“Now, the day before the event, I have two hours to shop for clothes,” he says in this behind-the-scenes… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 03, 2014

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Before three-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning Jr. started CrossFit, his two greatest fears were public speaking and large crowds.

“Welcome. Welcome to hell,” CrossFit HQ’s Pat Sherwood tells him with a laugh.

Sherwood spent several days with Froning in his hometown of Cookeville, Tenn., where Sherwood got a taste of what it takes to be the reigning champ. That meant a lot of workouts and perhaps some processed sugar.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 319

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 319 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two of the top five male athletes from the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. Garret Fisher placed fifth last year, and Scott Panchik was fourth. This episode was webcast on Feb. 26, 2014.

2:04 Justin caught up with Garret Fisher the day before the announcement of Open Workout 14.1, in which Fisher was to compete with Marcus Hendren during a live… Continue Reading

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The Greek and the Games

By Jane Drexler

In CrossFit Games, Rest Day/Theory

February 26, 2014

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Epictetus never did Karen or Fran, but he definitely would have understood your determination to get through the many tests of the CrossFit Games Open.

“Let others practice lawsuits, others study problems, others syllogisms; here you practice how to die, how to be enchained, how to be racked, how to be exiled.” —Epictetus, The Discourses

The 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is almost here, and we are about to be tested again… Continue Reading

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The Test of Fitness

By Heber Cannon and Jonathan Glancy

In CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

February 20, 2014

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Nearly 12 years ago, CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman defined fitness. In 2007, the first test to find the fittest man and woman on Earth was born: the CrossFit Games.

“It’s as easy as this: if fitness can be defined and measured, then it can be tested, and we can, in turn, find the fittest,” Glassman wrote in 2013 of the CrossFit Games, which started as a small competition between friends and grew into a global battle.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 317

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

February 15, 2014

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On Episode 317 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Olympic gold medalist and CrossFit Games competitor Anna Tunnicliffe, as well as multi-year Games competitor Christy Adkins. This episode was webcast on Feb. 12, 2014.

2:30 Anna Tunnicliffe spoke about her decision to retire from the sport of sailing, in which she won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. She also… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games

January 26, 2014

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CrossFit competition is evolving and growing fiercer every year. Emily Beers talks to coach Brian Bucholtz and athlete Kara Webb about how the CrossFit Competitor’s Course helped them finish 12th at the CrossFit Games in 2013.

Dick Fosbury revolutionized the sport of high jump in the 1960s, becoming the first man to jump backward over the bar, a method that soon became known as “the Fosbury flop.” Fosbury won gold at the 1968… Continue Reading

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