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Under Cover

By Andréa Maria Cecil

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In December 2013, CrossFit offered its first women-only Level 1 Seminar. It was two days in Dubai that hinted at rebellion, equal rights and a movement still at its infancy. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

Abeer Al Khaja was visibly excited as she introduced herself to CrossFit Inc. Level 1 Seminar Staff in late December 2013. It’s a scene that plays out every weekend inside CrossFit affiliates the world over, but at… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 316

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Radio

February 09, 2014

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On Episode 316 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Brisbane owner Matt Swift. This episode was webcast on Feb. 5, 2014.

1:55 In 2006, CrossFit Brisbane became the first affiliate in Brisbane, Australia, and it was the sixth affiliate Down Under. Owner Matt Swift talked about how his business has evolved since then and explained why he’s actually capped his membership. He… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 07, 2014

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When it comes to the clean, it’s all about fully opening the hips.

In other words, “violently extend the hip,” says Jesse Ward, a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff and a coach at CrossFit Lynnwood in Washington state.

To drive home the point, he has athletes throw medicine balls backward. It’s a simple but creative drill the ebullient Ward uses to help athletes identify and focus on one… Continue Reading

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In Competition, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 06, 2014

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There have been four competitions at CrossFit 707 in Benicia, Calif. Rosemary Matossian has participated in all of them.

The 69-year-old started CrossFit two years ago, following the lead of her son—CrossFit HQ video journalist Sevan Matossian.

“So in the beginning I only went twice a week, sometimes less. I had to force myself to go. And then a couple months ago, I started going three times a week,” she tells her son as… Continue Reading

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Pose-Running Drills: Lean and Pull

By Eric Maciel and Tyson Oldroyd

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The human body is no different than a wheel and must function by the same laws of physics, says Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance.

To get the body trained in this manner, MacKenzie runs a group of athletes through a series of drills at CrossFit HQ in Scotts Valley, Calif. The first uses sets of hops and then “leaning hops” to help the athletes understand gravity’s role in running. Another drill involves leaning… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 315

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Radio

January 31, 2014

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On Episode 315 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Daniel Cook of CrossFit Black. This episode was webcast on Jan. 29, 2014.

3:14 Daniel Cook owns CrossFit Black, located in Sydney, Australia. He explained how Australians are doing CrossFit in record numbers, with more and more of them looking to compete in the upcoming CrossFit Games season, which starts Feb. 27 with the Open. Cook described his facility and… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

January 29, 2014

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District CrossFit sits just two blocks away from the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. So when a lone gunman fatally shot 12 people and injured three others on the base on Sept. 16, 2013, operations at the box ground to a halt.

“When it happened, we got, like, literally shut down. We weren’t allowed to leave or do anything. It was really scary and … it just kind of hit home,” said affiliate owner Andrew Killion.

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

January 25, 2014

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Steve Longan was worn out on working out, so he started running with the other guys at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau. But running wasn’t fun for him.

Then a friend told him about CrossFit. Eager to learn more, Longan suddenly found himself up against local athletes Kristan Clever, Katie Hogan and Becca Voigt.

“I didn’t want to say I got beat by a bunch of girls, but I didn’t get… Continue Reading

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