Training for Wakeboarding

By Sean Kilgus

In HD Videos, Sports Applications

December 08, 2016

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Rusty Malinoski has been a professional wakeboarder for more than 12 years, and while many in the sport have retired by his age, Malinoski, 32, said his CrossFit training has put him at the top of his game.

Wakeboarders often blow out their knees or suffer other injuries because of the high-impact nature of the sport. The man nicknamed “The Bone Crusher” has broken the same arm eight times, and he works hard to strengthen his 200-lb.-plus frame so he can keep riding.

“Definitely ... the time I’ve spent in the gym off the water is what’s kept me in this game for so long,” says Malinoski, the first wakeboarder to land a 1080 in competition.

Kyle Rattray, owner of Florida affiliate Clermont CrossFit, says founding partner Malinoski is a testament to the efficacy of CrossFit.

Rattray claims Malinoski is in better shape now than he was five years ago.

“If he’s in better shape, I don’t really know what he’s going ... to be capable of in four or five more years,” Rattray says.

Video by Sean Kilgus.

6min 49sec

Additional reading: “The Angry Surfer” by Hilary Achauer, published Aug. 17, 2013.

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Burnt Offering

By Hilary Achauer

In Affiliation

December 07, 2016

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On the night of Sunday, Nov. 13, a fire broke out just a few blocks from CrossFit Westmount in a three-floor commercial structure that housed two restaurants and the 1,000-member Victoria Park Health Club (called Vic Park).

The four-alarm fire brought more than 100 firefighters to the scene in Westmount, a suburb of Montreal, Canada. Everyone was safely evacuated, but the businesses would be closed for months. According to the Montreal… Continue Reading

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Fit at 56: Lucie Hobart

By Michael Dalton

In Athletes, Older Athletes

December 06, 2016

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Lucie Hobart is 56 years old and says she has no idea what age means anymore.

“I started CrossFit when I was 52,” she says, “but here I am … four years later, so I’m 56, and I know I am the healthiest today that I have ever been in my entire life, which really blows my mind.”

Mother to James Hobart, CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup competitor and a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff, Lucie says her perspective on aging has… Continue Reading

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In CFJ and Monthly Collections

November 30, 2016

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The individual PDF articles published in November 2016 are collected here in a single download.

The video and audio posts are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

“CrossFit Lifeguard: Brandon Justice” - Cecil
“Down the Hatch, Miss a Snatch?” - Achauer
“Why Some Sweat More” - Achauer
“Chronic Disease and Medicine: Prevention Doesn’t Pay” - Saline
“Programming Better Competitions” - Warkentin
“As Prescribed: Santa Cruz” - Cecil

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In Kids, Reference

November 29, 2016

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A recent paper in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that increased bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) in childhood are positively associated with time spent doing high-impact physical activities (PA), even for those with a genetic risk of low bone mass in adulthood (1).

A concern over BMC and BMD generally arises in those over 60 years old, when low bone mass and osteoporosis can occur. However, the time of maximal bone mineral… Continue Reading

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Happy to be Last and Alive

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Athletes, Medical/Injuries

November 26, 2016

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Thirty days after a stem-cell transplant, Timmon Lund joined CrossFit St. Paul.

“I wanted to get healthy again.”

Nine months earlier, at 33, Lund had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The cancer limits the body’s ability to fight infection as it progresses. Chemotherapy and radiation are common treatments; stem-cell transplants are not.

CrossFit, he said, was a way to get back in shape.

But Lund only made it through the third week of… Continue Reading

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