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In CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

February 12, 2013

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We’re only starting to realize the potential early CrossFit training can unlock.

Former CrossFit Kids Chris Fabian, Meredith Prinz and Tyler Jordan are certain their CrossFit experience has prepared them for training at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

At the academy, about 4,400 cadets train for four years, and most receive commissions as second lieutenants upon graduation. Entrance to the academy… Continue Reading

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The War Within

By Hilary Achauer

In LEO/Mil, Rest Day/Theory

February 10, 2013

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Veteran and affiliate owner Atom Ziniewicz struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and bipolar disorder. He ultimately lost his battle, but he fought with his CrossFit community at his back.

On Sept. 21, 2012, 34-year-old Atom Ziniewicz faced down two Alaska State Troopers near Mile 270 of the Parks Highway in Fairbanks, Alaska. The former Green Beret, CrossFit athlete, coach and owner of CrossFit Liberation was armed with a… Continue Reading

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CrossFit subject-matter experts George Ryan and Tony Blauer explain how fear-management and positive action are the keys to any crisis situation.

A feeling of helplessness tormented most Americans in the wake of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. In the face of so much horror and injustice, some argued for more gun control, while others called for a heavier gun presence in our schools. Many brought… Continue Reading

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Being a Blue Angel

By Lt. Cmdr. John Hiltz

In HD Videos, LEO/Mil

January 24, 2013

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As a Blue Angels pilot, Lt. Cmdr. John Hiltz withstands unique aviation conditions while flying his aircraft as fast as 800 miles per hour for up to 45 minutes at a time.

“The G-forces are really intense. They hit you just like doing a really heavy deadlift at a CrossFit workout,” he explains. “We don’t wear a pressurized suit that allows the pilot to help combat the G-forces that we’re gonna feel. So in order… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil

November 30, 2012

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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

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Fit for the Fight

By E.M. Burton

In LEO/Mil

November 19, 2012

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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

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10 Shots at Tony Blauer

By Emily Beers

In Combatives, CrossFit Defense, LEO/Mil

October 24, 2012

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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

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Masters of Combat

By E.M. Burton

In Combatives, LEO/Mil

October 14, 2012

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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

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