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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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In Kids

September 27, 2016

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Peter Driscoll is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and a physical-education teacher at Hartland Elementary School in Hartland, Vermont. He’s also the founder of HES CrossFit, which operates out of a transformed kindergarten classroom in the school. The affiliate is helping the school’s K-8 students gain strength and confidence through the integration of CrossFit into their daily lives.

Driscoll explains that when he brought research to principal Jeff Moreno “that… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Kids, Special Populations

June 11, 2016

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Educator Julie Potts applies CrossFit training principles to help her students succeed.

A few months ago, I walked into a CrossFit box hoping to learn new ways to get in shape. What I did not expect was the insight CrossFit would give me into my career as a kindergarten teacher.

Watching a CrossFit class is like witnessing the most perfectly differentiated and inclusive classroom. Every athlete is… Continue Reading

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Candy Kids

By Hilary Achauer

In Kids, Nutrition

March 25, 2016

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Failed by their schools, kids rely on parents and coaches to teach them about proper nutrition.

Toward the end of our cross-country flight from San Diego, California, to the Northeast, the first-class flight attendant appeared in coach holding a tray of fresh-baked cookies. The sweet, warm smell filled the cabin as she passed over the adults and stopped at every row with kids, carefully handing cookies to all the children… Continue Reading

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Child’s Play

By Hilary Achauer

In Competition, Kids

November 30, 2015

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CrossFit Kids trainers say early sport specialization can have negative consequences on young children, especially when winning is placed above the joy of movement.

When my daughter, Rosemary, lost interest in soccer at age 8, I signed her up for the swim team. Whenever I asked her about competing in a swim meet, she said she wasn’t interested. Then, when she was almost 10, she tried out for Junior Lifeguards and came in first of all… Continue Reading

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The CrossFit Kids Startup Curriculum

By Jon Gary and Todd Widman

In Coaching, Kids

November 25, 2015

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The “CrossFit Kids Startup Curriculum” is to be used in conjunction with the information provided at the CrossFit Kids Trainer Course. The document contains two months of programming for each age group. While the “Training Guide” directly supports the CrossFit Kids Trainer Course and program, the goal of the “CrossFit Kids Startup Curriculum” is to provide programming that allows trainers to more easily start a new program or… Continue Reading

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Squats and Tots

By Hilary Achauer

In Affiliation, Kids

September 20, 2015

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Four CrossFit affiliates share their strategies for keeping kids safe and minimizing the logistical headaches of gym-based child care.

Tacheena Rubio drives a long way to work out. There are CrossFit gyms closer to Rubio’s house, but she makes the hour-long commute to CrossFit Wilmington in North Carolina because the affiliate offers something others don’t: child care. Rubio has three girls, ages 1, 8 and 13.

“The main reason for choosing this gym… Continue Reading

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Born to Ride

By Laura Bruner

In Equipment, Kids

September 04, 2015

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Parents use an old invention to fill the gap between training wheels and the freedom of two wheels.

Learning to ride a bike is an important rite of passage for a child, but it can be a challenging process for both the child and the parent.

Children often move from tricycles to bicycles with training wheels and then make the big jump to a bike without training wheels. The distance between the last two stages is… Continue Reading

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