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Bill Starr, 1938-2015

By Mike Warkentin

In CrossFit, Olympic Lifts, Powerlifting

April 10, 2015

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Longtime CrossFit Journal contributor and strength legend Bill Starr passes on at 77.

Bill Starr died April 7 in Maryland. He was 77.

Starr first contributed to the CrossFit Journal with the November 2008 article “Overhead Is Rising.” It was introduced as follows:

“This article is both an instructional piece on overhead lifting, as well as a history of the unfortunate demise of overhead lifting in most strength and conditioning programs.”

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In Loving Memory

By Eleanor Brown

In Affiliation, CrossFit

April 02, 2015

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Members of the CrossFit community explain how they cope and heal after losing a coach or member.

At Kitsap CrossFit, Moani Daniel was known as reserved but friendly, a hard worker who never complained about anything—not even workouts with her least favorite component: running.

Fellow member Lauriel Luther was seen as a powerful athlete and a positive person. Luther had competed in the 2010 CrossFit Games South West Regional and was always focused on… Continue Reading

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CrossFit: The Good Fight

By Heber Cannon, Jay Vera and Eric Maciel

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Rest Day/Theory

March 09, 2015

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For several years, CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman and his legal team have been fighting a battle with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), organizations that present themselves as the foremost authorities on strength and conditioning.

Through the CrossFit Journal, The Russells blog, social-media posts and litigation, CrossFit is taking action against questionable “science” published by corporate-sponsored… Continue Reading

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What makes people stick with CrossFit year after year? Long-term CrossFit athletes talk about what keeps them interested and motivated after seven, 10 or even 19 years of CrossFit.

In a recent Businessweek article, Yuri Feito said CrossFit is peerless in encouraging people to keep working out. Feito teaches exercise science at Kennesaw State University and studies CrossFit.

Statistics from the fitness industry show traditional gyms generally have a… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

December 31, 2014

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Kevin and Erin Harrington were looking for a way to change their lives, and they found it in Southern Moon CrossFit. The welcoming environment in the Greenville, South Carolina, affiliate keeps them coming back.

“Everyone was very supportive and encouraging,” Erin says of her first visit. “When you’re overweight and going to a gym to work out for the first time, it can be intimidating because a lot of people either ignore you or don’t know how to deal with… Continue Reading

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inFlux: Episode 1.1

By Jason Smith and Carey Peterson

In CrossFit, HD Videos

November 16, 2014

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Celebrate and explore human movement in this multi-episode series featuring dynamic people who use their bodies and minds to meet the challenges of a world in constant motion.

In this installment, host Matt Chan and his wife, Cherie, are on the “Big Island,” Hawaii, hanging out with professional big-wave surfer and CrossFit athlete Shane Dorian. The couple spent time with Dorian surfing, bow hunting, working out and meeting his… Continue Reading

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Chad Vaughn’s Challenge

By Chris Worden

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

November 07, 2014

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On. Oct. 25, CrossFit Weightlifting Advanced Trainer Course leader Chad Vaughn held an event to raise money for Barbells for Boobs, an organization dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer. Vaughn’s affiliate, CrossFit CenTex, hosted the event at Horny Toad Harley-Davidson in Belton, Texas.

While most used the prescribed weight of 135/95 lb. or scaled appropriately, Vaughn, a two-time Olympian, challenged Aja Barto to complete 30 squat clean… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

September 22, 2014

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Wilna Appel is the owner of CrossFit Power Beyond Measure (PBM) in Pretoria, South Africa.

Appel and her brother, Gerhard van der Merwe, are former professional athletes and now full-time trainers.

“We both love … new stuff, and CrossFit was the thing for, I think, both of us … . There’s always new things to learn,” Appel says.

For the brother-sister duo, the focus is community and personal relationships.

“It’s not about the numbers for us… Continue Reading

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