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Athletes—Always

By Russell Berger

In LEO/Mil, Medical/Injuries

November 04, 2010

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Russell Berger explains how a company called 9Line works to support wounded warriors in their fight to recover from injury.

In 2006, Juan Valentin was badly injured by an IED explosion while serving overseas. The process of his recovery gave him a unique knowledge and understanding of just how difficult it can be to go from an elite warrior to having little or no ability to train as an athlete.

“I was a very active person,” Valentin… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 144

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Audio, LEO/Mil, Radio

November 03, 2010

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On Episode 144 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Juan Valentin of 9Line, a company that works with wounded warriors. Justin also interviewed 2010 CrossFit Games second-place finisher Rich Froning Jr. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.

4:05 Juan Valentin is the general manager for the Special Operation Forces Wounded Warrior Athlete Program. He came on the show to… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, LEO/Mil

November 01, 2010

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Jeff Barnett finds some similarities between being an officer in the U.S. Marines and being a leader at a CrossFit affiliate.

In my life before becoming a co-owner and trainer at CrossFit Impulse, I was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. The role of the junior military officer is that of small-unit leader. The proverbial quarterback in the huddle, he is responsible for devising a plan, communicating its execution and supervising it to… Continue Reading

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The Afghanistan Games

By Sgt. 1st Class Rafael C. Lopez II

In Competition, LEO/Mil

October 22, 2010

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Deployed U.S. Army troops experience the intensity of CrossFit competition. Sgt. 1st Class Rafael C. Lopez reports.

We are an aviation unit that is deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. For people who are unfamiliar with us, you can view our history in the CrossFit Journal article APFT A-OK.

Our soldiers work a 12-hour day for 13 days straight. During deployment, they have… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil, Videos

October 04, 2010

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What kind of motivation do you bring to your WOD? Perhaps you think of fulfilling your own goals, triumphing over your past experiences or beating your fellow athletes in the heat of competition. The WOD held on Aug. 27, 2010, at CrossFit Atlanta brought a different kind of motivation: helping those in need.

The Disposable Heroes WOD was held as part of a fundraiser designed by Marines Sgt. Brad Mckee. The… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil

September 02, 2010

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In May 2010, the U.S. Army published a 69-page study evaluating the CrossFit program and its effects on combat fitness. This document summarizes the findings of a comprehensive evaluation of 14 military athletes over an eight-week period.

The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of the CrossFit fitness program and methodology to increase the physical fitness of U.S. Army soldiers. Over the past several years, the CrossFit fitness program has gained… Continue Reading

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APFT A-OK

By Sgt. 1st Class Rafael C. Lopez II

In LEO/Mil

August 18, 2010

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Two army U.S. Army platoons use CrossFit while a third uses traditional PT. When physical testing rolls around, one group sees impressive improvements.

I am a sergeant first class in the United States Army and platoon sergeant in an Aviation Task Force that consists of 30 UH-60 Blackhawk, AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. We are stationed out of Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., but are currently… Continue Reading

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Hiding Intensity

By Capt. Richard Kelley

In LEO/Mil

June 26, 2010

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Capt. Richard Kelley offers five WODs designed to for austere environments and participants who may need incentives to put effort into intense workouts.

The Air Force gets a bad reputation in terms of fitness in the military. A lot of this seems to stem from what some call the “Bike Test Days,” referring to a period when cycle ergometry was the primary means of measuring fitness in the Air Force. While those days are gone, and… Continue Reading

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