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 beat—I got buried by… Continue Reading
No time for breakfast? No worries. Nick Massie’s sausage breakfast pizza will satiate your hunger.
“This one’s really good for early-morning class or if you just have to get to work and you don’t have time to get up and make breakfast,” says Massie, a chef and CrossFit athlete who runs PaleoNick.com.
“We’ll make this ahead of time, slice it into slices like a pizza, wrap and freeze it, have your breakfast ready for ya.”
You’ll need Italian… Continue Reading
A bumper plate is a simple tool with which to get an athlete to feel the proper body position needed for a handstand, says CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member Camille Leblanc-Bazinet.
With a bumper plate held overhead, the athlete will learn to squeeze his butt and bring down the rib cage with the abs, eliminating the excessive lower-back arch often seen in inverted athletes.
“I really like this drill just for that, just to… Continue Reading
If you’ve got a gun to your back, it might seem like you have few choices that don’t involve prayer and luck.
But Tony Blauer explains it’s all about cooperating with your assailant—at first.
To demonstrate, Blauer, who owns Blauer Tactical Systems and leads the CrossFit Defense courses, plays the victim while CrossFit Media’s Tyson Oldroyd is directly behind him with a fake gun aimed at Blauer’s back. At that point, if you… Continue Reading
A little more than one year ago, Harvey Consor was 238 lb.—at 5 foot 4.
When his overweight sister ended up in a nursing home after an unfinished medical procedure, he was done with living in pain.
“I just said to myself, ‘If I want to be with my grandchildren and my children and,’ excuse the expression, ‘grow old gracefully with them, I gotta do something,’” Consor explains.
So he called his daughter Jill Beck on her birthday… Continue Reading
Chef Nick Massie shows you how easy it is to whip up your own homemade mayonnaise for an accent to your dishes.
“It’s super quick, healthy. It adds moisture, flavor and fat to your diet,” says Massie, who runs PaleoNick.com.
The ingredients list is short: eggs, mustard, lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper—all thrown into a food processor.
“You don’t have to do it in the food processor, but it’s the best way—most efficient,” Massie… Continue Reading
In Haarlem, Netherlands, Gijs Spaans operates a CrossFit affiliate right next door to a Globo Gym. In fact, the two businesses share a wall. That’s because Spaans used to own the gym next door.
“I took the best 500 meters of the gym and sold the rest,” he says with a wide smile.
In the space where he used to teach spin classes, Spaans opened CrossFit Spaarne, which after three weeks had 90 members.
He found CrossFit… Continue Reading
If you’re dedicated to the Zone Diet and like bargains, this is a recipe for you: cinnamon-infused short ribs.
The dish was “inspired by a trip to Costco, where we found some butternut squash pre-diced,” says chef Nick Massie, who runs PaleoNick.com.
Short ribs are the main ingredient, accompanied by the squash, as well as onions, tomatoes, garlic, tomato paste, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and olive oil. Massie begins by combining most… Continue Reading