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
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