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In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Rest Day/Theory

January 31, 2016

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Exercise is not medicine, and suggestions to the contrary do nothing to help fitness trainers improve the health of their clients.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

This popular saying portrays certain activities as having the ability to improve health. Most people accord a notion of truth to the adage, but would anyone suggest a farmer or retailer could be held out as an exemplar of a health or medical profession? Probably not.

Yet this is exactly… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Nutrition

January 19, 2016

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Open happiness or open diabetes?

Big Soda’s advertising would have you believe its products are all part of a healthy, active, vibrant life. The reality is much different: Sugary sports drinks and sodas are fueling chronic disease and ruining the health of millions. It’s time to push aside celebrity endorsements, catchy jingles and clever slogans to tell people the truth: Sugar is toxic.

From Nov. 8 to 19, CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman visited nine… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Media

January 19, 2016

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Photos have been a big part of CrossFit since they started appearing on CrossFit.com in 2003. Lenses have captured millions of amazing moments that define our program and community—from instructional images that showcase the subtle nuances of technique to photographs that document the raw emotion of a group of friends as they strive to become fitter.

In 2016, we want you to send your best images to the CrossFit Journal. Tell us a… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Nutrition

January 15, 2016

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Bill dies in committee but supporters say anti-soda legislation is just a matter of time.

The effort to pass a recently failed bill requiring health-warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages in California is a marathon, not a sprint, said sponsoring Sen. Bill Monning.

“While it’s obviously a disappointment that we don’t have an immediate vehicle … we won’t just lie dormant. We will use 2016 to continue to educate… Continue Reading

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Scoping out Your Practice

By Lon Kilgore

In Coaching, CrossFit

December 22, 2015

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Personal trainers are encouraged to define and take ownership of their profession.

In the fitness industry, scopes of practice appear to overlap and create identity crises. How does a personal trainer’s practice differ from that of a fitness trainer, an exercise instructor or any other practitioner in the realm of exercise and fitness? Does each of group of practitioners have an associated scope of practice describing the duties and limits of the work… Continue Reading

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A Better Beautiful

By Greg Glassman

In CrossFit

December 08, 2015

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When asked to provide an introduction for the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games program, CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman did more than that: He redefined beauty for a new generation of athletes.

“A Better Beautiful” was originally published in July 2013, and we represent it here as a reminder of what’s possible when form follows function.

Additional video: “Letting Beauty Speak” published Oct. 5, 2013.

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Label You Unforgiven

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In CrossFit, Legal, Nutrition

November 22, 2015

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CrossFit Founder on health-warning label for sugary beverages in California: “We know sugar is poison.”

A health-warning label on sugary beverages in California is the first step in addressing chronic-disease epidemics, public-health advocates said.

“Putting a skull and crossbones on a Coke can is the beginning of the end for sugary drinks. And it should be,” said Harold Goldstein, executive director of the California Center for Public Health… Continue Reading

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Explosive Problem

By Hilary Achauer

In CrossFit, Legal, Nutrition

November 20, 2015

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A forum of nationally recognized experts gathered Nov. 13 to discuss the sugar-fueled diabetes epidemic that’s costing billions.

The obesity epidemic that began about 15 years ago has resulted a new health crisis: a diabetes epidemic.

In a Nov. 13 forum at National University in La Jolla, California, a panel of nationally recognized experts gathered to talk about solutions for reducing the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages. Each of the speakers talked about the terrifying increase in… Continue Reading

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