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August 20, 2012

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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

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Adaptive Assets

By Various

In HD Videos, LEO/Mil, Medical/Injuries

August 19, 2012

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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

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Heart of a Warrior

By Emily Beers

In CrossFit Games, LEO/Mil

July 27, 2012

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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

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CrossFit Walter Reed

By Dillon Behr and Brian Wilson

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

July 25, 2012

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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.

Dillon Behr, founder of CrossFit Walter Reed, started hosting a weekly class for patients of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

“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

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

July 17, 2012

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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

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In LEO/Mil

May 02, 2012

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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

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Serving the Soldiers

By Brian Wilson

In Coaching, LEO/Mil

April 16, 2012

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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

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“The first thing I thought was, ‘How’s my face doing?’ because this is how I make my money.”

Nicholas Thom of CrossFit Rubicon has the courage to make light of injuries suffered when he was the victim of an IED in Afghanistan. Thom lost three fingers and both legs above the knee, and he sustained severe damage to his arms. It took six months for Thom to learn how to walk with prosthetics, and it was a year before he was… Continue Reading

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