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In Kids, Rest Day/Theory

May 24, 2013

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Phil Eich makes a case against traditional physical education, in which sports form the foundation but provide little motivation toward lifelong fitness.

The CrossFit Kids curriculum is effective because it creates a physical learning environment that builds on the idea that all children have differing abilities and need to be challenged at their individual point of development in order for effective learning to take place. This differentiated instruction allows a… Continue Reading

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Powerball

By Dan Strametz and Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

May 13, 2013

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You’ve seen the game on American Gladiators, now play it with your CrossFit Kids.

This kids version of powerball involves quite a bit less tackling than the TV version featuring muscled men and women named Laser and Siren, but the goals are the same: get a ball into a guarded bucket.

Kids ready?

Trainers ready?

Go!

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In HD Videos, Kids, Nutrition

May 04, 2013

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“Time to try some new food,” Lanette Doran tells three young children who are surrounding a large bowl of vegetables on a kitchen counter.

She’s taught children for many years how to eat well through healthy cooking. Now, with about five years of CrossFit under her belt, she’s teaching these kids about taste testing with carrots, kale and asparagus, among other items.

“Did you know you have to taste things 10 or 100 times to get… Continue Reading

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Lego-Mania

By Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

April 05, 2013

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This CrossFit Kids game lets young athletes get creative in crafting objects out of Lego.

If they build it, they will run.

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Pot of Gold Soup

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

March 19, 2013

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Soup can be tricky, and soup can be sticky. But not this soup.

This soup is simple to make, and, well, maybe just a little sticky.

In keeping with seasonal cooking—spring isn’t quite here—we use pre-cut butternut squash to simplify the recipe. Involve your kids in making it with you, as they can easily help toss the squash with olive oil and use the immersion blender to purée. This soup is well worth its… Continue Reading

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Breakfast Cupcakes

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

March 12, 2013

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Most kids love eggs. And most kids love cupcakes.

So why not combine the two into a delicious breakfast meal?

This breakfast is full of protein, fat and carbs and makes a balanced meal.

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Never too Young to Survive

By Rick Randolph

In Combatives, Kids

March 01, 2013

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In today’s world, your kids might need to be their own bodyguards in an emergency. Parent, police officer and CrossFit Defense coach Rick Randolph explains how to prepare your children for a life-threatening situation.

I play fight with my kids a lot—slap boxing, wrestling them on the bed. The two oldest love it; the baby just paws at my face and giggles. They drop down into fighting stances—fists… Continue Reading

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Building the New School

By E.M. Burton

In Kids

January 26, 2013

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Mission Vista High School in California teaches CrossFit to 500 athletes a day. E.M. Burton reports.

“We built the old school. Now we’re building the new school.”

CrossFit Brand X produced that great slogan a while ago for its T-shirts and wall art.

Now there’s an actual manifestation of what can be called the “new school,” CrossFit-style, in a high school in Oceanside, Calif.

Mission Vista High School is the only school in its district to offer a unique… Continue Reading

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