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March 25, 2014

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Most live shows offer production crews some predictability, some opportunity to plan minute details. Not a live CrossFit event.

“Every competition is different, and especially in the Open there’s the element of surprise,” says Kutcher Miller, director of live Open announcements.

Miller has been behind the scenes on numerous events, including the X Games.

The live Open announcements, he emphasizes, keep the crew on its toes.

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In Coaching, CrossFit Defense, HD Videos

March 24, 2014

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The bad guy always wants one of three things: property, body or life.

“Bad guys don’t want to get caught, they don’t want to get hurt, they don’t want shit to take too long,” says Tony Blauer, who owns Blauer Tactical Systems and leads the CrossFit Defense courses.

In a carjacking scenario, it’s no different.

“The simplest thing to do is make that car inoperable,” Blauer explains. “I want to devalue myself as a target… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 23, 2014

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During her collegiate track-and-field career, Danielle Sidell wanted to be thin.

“I had it in my mind that I needed to lose as much weight as possible and be as skinny as possible,” she explains.

So she joined WeightWatchers, eating a small pack of oatmeal for breakfast and splitting one can of soup between lunch and dinner. The program eventually kicked her out for being too lean.

Today, the five-foot-10… Continue Reading

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The saying goes that New Orleanians love Jesus, Sean Payton and Drew Brees. And during football season, not necessarily in that order.

On March 13, the Crescent City showed it also loved CrossFit as affiliate CrossFit NOLA played host to the live announcement of Open Workout 14.3 with Alessandra Pichelli and Stacie Tovar.

The event was complete with jambalaya, crawfish, Andouille sausage, beignets and an extended appearance by Payton, head coach… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

March 17, 2014

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The lounge at Nadia Shatila’s gym contains many leather-bound books and smells of rich mahogany. It has a cache of whisky, a dartboard and a carefully arranged collection of assorted curiousities that would have impressed Charles Dickens.

In fact, CrossFit Belltown in Seattle, Wash., is one of the more striking boxes you’ll ever see, with an interior characterized by red brick, dark wood, and a host of personal touches and custom-designed… Continue Reading

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In the days leading up to the announcement of Open Workout 14.2, Dave Castro reveals a hint.

“It’s not fun and friendly anymore,” he says from I AM CrossFit outside Miami, Fla., where Talayna Fortunato and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet are the feature athletes for the announcement event.

“Last week, 14.1, was a good way to start. It was a fun workout, it was exciting, it was user friendly; 14.2—it’s time to go to fuckin’ work. This is gonna… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 10, 2014

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It’s not often that you can do an Open workout with CrossFit Games competitor Elisabeth Akinwale as your judge. That’s what students at Chicago Bulls College Prep got—in addition to 14.1’s prescription of double-unders and power snatches.

The teenagers, for whom CrossFit is their physical-education program, are participating in the Open to “take what we do inside of Bulls Prep and bring it out here, to give them this experience,” says Jason Ronai, the… Continue Reading

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The CrossFit Tour: Competition in Kiwi Country

By Jordan Gravatt and Michael McCoy

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, HD Videos

March 08, 2014

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It began with hang snatches and ended with a tiebreaker whose name was Fran.

The January CrossFit Tour stop in New Zealand not only gathered affiliate owners and community members to mingle and sweat, but it also summoned CrossFit Games athletes to compete.

In attendance were Ruth Anderson Horrell, Jason Khalipa, Chad Mackay, Scott Panchik, Alessandra Pichelli, Becca Voigt and Kara Webb.

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