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The CrossFit Tour, Kiwi Style

By Michael McCoy and Torin Simpson

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 28, 2014

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What’s scarier? Bungee jumping or a heavy Fran?

“Oh, I’d rather do that,” says CrossFit Inc. videographer Jordan Gravatt, pointing to the bridge from where he just bungee jumped.

At the January CrossFit Tour stop in New Zealand, not only did attendees leap off a bridge while tethered to a glorified rubber band, but they also partook in white-water rafting, workouts and a bit of “post-workout refreshment.”

On the first night, Dave Castro… 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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In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 16, 2014

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Coaching starts with a game plan, says CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member and CrossFit Games athlete Rory Zambard. In addition to other elements, that plan should include scaling options for athletes. On this particular day, the focus is on a gymnastics movement.

“So I know people aren’t going to be able to do strict handstand push-ups—head touching the floor. ... So I came in knowing three or four different scaling… Continue Reading

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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 Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 14, 2014

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When Daniel Rodriguez arrived at Chicago Bulls College Preparatory High School, he wasn’t a top student, he wasn’t the most athletic, and he was afraid of public speaking.

But he knew he “needed to improve in a lot of areas and was never afraid to do so,” says Jason Ronai, assistant principal at Chicago Bulls College Prep.

Now Rodriguez is headed to the University of Wisconsin in Madison and has taken the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course.

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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 Reebok… 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 critical part… Continue Reading

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