When Andrew Creary played football at Hampton University, he could bench 356 lb. and squat more than 500 lb. But at 240 lb., he couldn’t do one pull-up.
Today, things are different: He’s a member of Bartendaz NYC out of Harlem. The experience has provided more than just physical fitness.
“I want to progress, but you have to know that that goes with life. You want to always learn. The smartest person knows that he can know more,” he says.
Shortly before 4:30 a.m. on the first day of individual competition, Director of the CrossFit Games Dave Castro sums up the collective feeling of the day.
“This morning is going to be awesome. Or a complete fucking disaster,” he jokingly pans.
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January 03, 2014
When Josh Wrede was a teenager, his mother worked in a tattoo shop. It wasn’t a place he found appealing.
“I didn’t want to be part of it. I didn’t really want to be around it that much,” he says.
What Wrede did like was art. He drew a tattoo for his mother, who showed it to the owner of the shop, and the high-school student ended up regularly drawing tattoos for shop customers. Now a well-known tattooist in… Continue Reading
There are a multitude of ways to make pastel de papa. This particular recipe is Zone friendly.
“(It’s) kind of like a shepherd’s pie with sweet potatoes,” explains chef Nick Massie. “If I had one meal to choose as far as (a) make-ahead meal, this would be it.”
The ingredients include ground beef, hard-boiled eggs, raisins, crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, sliced green olives, Italian seasoning, sweet-potato purée, onion and olive… Continue Reading
With the New Year upon us, Heber Cannon and Eric Maciel offer this retrospective collection of some of the best moments of 2013 as seen through CrossFit Media’s lenses.
From the elegant beauty of Chad Vaughn’s slow-motion snatch to the intensity of Rich Froning vs. Jason Khalipa in Open Workout 13.5, it’s been a memorable year of video.
Also included is CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman’s emotional announcement of the Hotshots… Continue Reading
If a bad guy sticks a gun in your face, makes the mistake of not killing you and then further makes the mistake of talking, it’s your lucky day.
“If a guy stuck a gun in your face, would he expect you to put your hands up in fear? Yeah,” explains Tony Blauer, who owns Blauer Tactical Systems and leads the CrossFit Defense courses.
Luckily, that nonviolent posture also is ideal for grabbing the gun. At that point… Continue Reading
Most CrossFit athletes know the cramping, burning ache in the forearms caused by Fran, but few have pushed through that to fire a gun at a target.
“I’m comfortable with guns. Doesn’t mean I’m accurate with guns,” Froning says.
The champ competed against a field that… Continue Reading
Hit a hard workout before chef Nick Massie teaches you how to make the famed New Orleans-born dessert bananas Foster, a rare holiday treat.
“A killer dessert is a great component to any holiday meal,” says Massie, who runs PaleoNick.com.
He adds: “There’s some fire involved, so stick around for this one.”
Chef Paul Blangé of Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans created this dish in 1951, and its ingredients tell of its hometown: large… Continue Reading