November 30, 2012
Maj. Donald Clarkson outlines how CrossFit can create fitter soldiers in a one-year period between deployments.
The concept outlined in this article is based on having 52 weeks available between a unit’s redeployment and its next deployment. Cycle lengths are not set in stone and can be adjusted based on the unit's OPTEMPO and deployment timeline, or to accommodate more rest/skills weeks as required.
Post-deployment focused training—12 weeks—The focus during this time is on gymnastic… Continue Reading
November 19, 2012
Sheri Dilena talks about seven years spent training soldiers deployed in the Middle East.
At Camp Buehring (formerly Camp Udairi) in the northwestern region of Kuwait, Sheri Dilena trains new recruits and their leadership in the CrossFit method.
Using basic equipment—sand-ball kettlebells, sandbags, tires, cases of water bottles, barriers for box jumps, mooring ropes, and anything else they can find around the camp—Dilena has helped over 4,000 troops become… Continue Reading
Combatives expert Tony Blauer answers 10 questions about his new seminar: CrossFit Defense. Emily Beers reports.
Tony Blauer is the brains behind the newest personal-safety specialty course to hit the CrossFit community: CrossFit Defense.
Blauer, whose foundation is wrestling, martial arts and boxing, has been working with law enforcement and the military for years and was speaking Coach Greg Glassman’s language long before he knew what… Continue Reading
E.M. Burton talks self-defense with combatives experts Jeff Gonzales and Tony Blauer.
This summer I received a Smith & Wesson Model 340 .357 five-shooter as a birthday gift from CrossFit Inc. I’d never touched a gun before, so I decided to learn how to use it.
I contacted Trident Concepts of Austin, Texas, owned by a former SEAL by the name of Jeff Gonzales. With his first available Combative Pistol Level 1… Continue Reading
CrossFit is based on measurable, observable and repeatable results, and extensive data support the safety, efficacy and efficiency of the CrossFit method. Criticisms of the program, however, are seldom based on data or valid science.
An Answer, by CrossFit Chief Scientist Dr. J.A. Glassman, presents a thorough, evidence-based response to the unsubstantiated claims made in the Consensus Paper by the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) and the American… Continue Reading
In three months, Adam Oxendine lost 50 lb. doing CrossFit. More importantly, however, he can now keep up with his dog.
“I think I’ve got more excitement than the dog does,” he says.
Oxendine is a K9 specialist at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in South Carolina. There, the agency has embraced CrossFit, dedicating space, equipment and a full-time trainer to general physical preparedness.
“I think physical fitness is a requirement to be a cop—to be a good cop. If… Continue Reading
Rick Crocker was a Marine and an officer with the Santa Monica Police Department. He served on its Crime Impact Team, led the Police Activities League and was on the SWAT team. He died seven years ago in Iraq.
To honor him, the police department began hosting a workout in 2011 to remember him by:
4 rounds of:
20 hand-release burpees
5 rope ascents
The event draws not only law-enforcement… Continue Reading
August 20, 2012
The Kansas City Regional Training Academy introduces CrossFit to a class of recruits, and James Keller says he saw fewer injuries and improved performance.
Located at the Kansas City Regional Training Academy in Kansas City, Mo., KCPD CrossFit has a mission to use CrossFit’s foundations and principles to enhance the functional fitness and quality of life of our members and to help them be better prepared to handle the physical demands of being… Continue Reading