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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

May 13, 2014

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After 30-year-old Brittany Gill was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she did what any CrossFit athlete would: She used her chemotherapy IV pole for an overhead squat.

“I didn’t realize at the time how dangerous that particular thing was,” Gill says.

Chemotherapy drugs can be extremely harmful to skin, so throwing a pole overhead definitely wasn’t the best idea. But Gill started a trend. To stave off the boredom of seven hours of chemo, she began… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 329

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Radio

May 09, 2014

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On Episode 329 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed South Central Regional competitor Roy Gamboa, as well as multiyear CrossFit Games athlete Lucas Parker. This episode was webcast on May 7, 2014.

1:55 Roy Gamboa finished 22nd at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games, and he was first in the Open in the South Central Region in 2014. Gamboa has already tried out this year’s Regional workouts, and he explained… Continue Reading

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Bob Harper: The Hardest Worker

By Jonathan Glancy, Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

May 07, 2014

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Before the fame, Bob Harper was just a personal trainer who knew that if he wanted to get a break, he’d have to move to California and work hard. So he packed up his car and drove roughly 2,000 miles from Tennessee to the West Coast.

When he arrived, he “hit the ground running.”

He worked at various large gyms in the Los Angeles area and even spent time behind the front desk. Finally, he got enough paying… Continue Reading

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From Couch to Capable

By Gary Roberts

In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

May 05, 2014

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Fourteen years ago, Robin Edds had bariatric surgery. She went from 330 lb. to 150 lb. Life, however, wasn’t much better.

“If I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t do it,” the 50-year-old from Brownstown, Michigan, says of the procedure.

At her heaviest, Edds could barely care for her children, and she couldn’t clean her house or walk while carrying anything.

“I was pretty much kind of an invalid even though I was able to… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 328

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Kids, Radio

May 03, 2014

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On Episode 328 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids. This episode was webcast on April 30, 2014.

3:42 Jeff Martin began by talking about the growth of CrossFit Kids since 2004 and gave advice to affiliate owners who currently work with kids or would like to do so in the future. While CrossFit Kids is a fitness program, Martin explained how it benefits children in their… Continue Reading

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Jian Jackson was born healthy. At about 5 months old, she had a high fever at the orphanage where she lived in China. Four days later, she wasn’t moving her legs anymore.

“By then they took her to a doctor, but it was too late,” explains Stacie Jackson, Jian’s adoptive mother. “The doctors here think it was polio.”

The 8-year-old suffered nerve damage to both legs, and she now uses her hands to move, with her legs and feet… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 327

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit, Radio

April 26, 2014

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On Episode 327 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Driven owner Bruce Elsey, as well as Scott Stalling, who will compete at the South West Regional. This episode was webcast on April 23, 2014.

6:25 CrossFit Driven, located in Sanger, Texas, celebrated its five-year anniversary by hitting Fran on April 14. Owner Bruce Elsey talked about opening an affiliate in a small town and said… Continue Reading

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Growing up in the Congo, 21-year-old Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo lifted. But he admits he didn’t know what he was doing.

“I (would) just go to YouTube and find whatever, ya know,” says the 6-foot-9 athlete, laughing.

When he arrived in the U.S., he searched for a place to build his physicality. That’s when he found Josh Elmore, owner of CrossFit Eternal in North Carolina.

“When I started, I didn’t have any balance… Continue Reading

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