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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

October 27, 2013

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In 1985, Chris Hinshaw finished the Ironman in second place, and at the peak of his career, he was one of the best triathletes in the world. But years of endurance training left him brittle and barely functional.

Today, at 50 years old, Hinshaw runs a 4:58 mile.

“The only thing that I’m doing differently is adding CrossFit. That’s it,” he says. “I’m not only functional, I can do things that I could never have imagined myself… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 301

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

October 24, 2013

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On Episode 301 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two-time CrossFit Games athlete Talayna Fortunato. This episode was webcast on Oct. 23, 2013.

2:26 Talayna Fortunato and the rest of Team USA will compete against Team World in the 2013 CrossFit Invitational on Oct. 26 in Berlin, Germany. The Games veteran spoke about the upcoming competition and how she received her invitation from Dave Castro. She believes competitions… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 300

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

October 19, 2013

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On Episode 300 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Thomas Cox, a CrossFit Mayhem coach who is also a member of its affiliate team. This episode was webcast on October 16, 2013.

2:45 Thomas Cox doesn’t win many workouts at CrossFit Mayhem, where he regularly trains with three-time CrossFit Games champ Rich Froning. Cox talked about competing in the Affiliate Cup at last year’s Games before detailing Project Mayhem and how… Continue Reading

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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 do CrossFit so you could… 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 founder Bill Henniger… 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 like touch it… 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 established… Continue Reading

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