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
CrossFit has always had a strong connection to the military and law-enforcement communities, and wounded warriors occupy a special place of honor in the CrossFit world.
Around the world, and in the United States in particular, affiliates work with wounded warriors to help them overcome their injuries, get fitter and improve their quality of life. Up to now, most of those efforts have been independent, but the website Real World Six aims… Continue Reading
Wounded Warriors inspire on Saturday afternoon at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games.
At the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games, Ali Barrera from Alamo CrossFit is holding a sign that says “Crush Fran, Stomp Hope.”
She’s in California to cheer on Mike Gallardo, an athlete from her affiliate in San Antonio, Texas.
Gallardo is a war veteran who lost his leg while serving with the United States military, and he’s part of the Wounded Warriors… Continue Reading
At the largest military medical center in the U.S., a wounded veteran continued doing CrossFit as part of his physical therapy. From there, an idea was born.
“One of the biggest challenges was that we were still doing this in the Globo Gym capacity, and we had talked to a lot… Continue Reading
Join members of the Santa Monica Police Department SWAT Team on training day. Each member is wearing close to 50 lb. of gear as the team simulates the pursuit of two suspects.
Since 1992, team members have been meeting in the mornings at the beach to work out together. Eventually, Scott McGee and another team member snuck in a couple of CrossFit workouts. Now, CrossFit is all the team does.
“These guys came along, introduced CrossFit… Continue Reading
May 02, 2012
Jared Cohen pushes himself through 50 hours of hell and finds a new self on the other side.
During the last weekend of August 2011, I had the opportunity to observe a group of 10 individuals from 17 to 54 attempt to survive training from early Friday afternoon to late Sunday afternoon. At the end of a three-week stay at SEALFIT in June 2011, I had experienced a similar 50-hour journey while enduring no sleep and a chafed, cold body… Continue Reading
Brian Wilson explains how CrossFit Walter Reed works to help injured veterans improve their fitness.
CrossFit Walter Reed began as an experiment with two athletes. Just by chance, I had two injured veterans referred to me in order to take part in my Working Wounded Program at Potomac CrossFit. This class meets twice per week and is designed to keep athletes training during injury. I had been coaching a… Continue Reading