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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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CrossFit Radio Episode 209

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 209 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed George Ryan, who is the subject-matter expert for the CrossFit Striking Trainer Course. Justin also interviewed Bob Weeks, who is doing great things for the Wounded Warrior Project. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit WV.

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9 chest-to-bar… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, LEO/Mil, Videos

January 26, 2012

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Original Firebreather Greg Amundson is no stranger to law enforcement.

For nine years, he was a deputy sheriff in Santa Cruz County, Calif., and he worked at the Drug Enforcement Administration for four years. Today, he still serves as a reserve officer in Santa Cruz. In this video, he speaks to members of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in Columbia, S.C., about what CrossFit can do for them.

“What studies have shown us about lethal… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil

December 21, 2011

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Army Capt. Josh Holden says CrossFit replaced his bodybuilding ways and helped him help Iraqis.

My first cup of coffee in Iraq was as a brigade battle captain in Mosul with 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. As a young captain without much seniority on the brigade staff, I got stuck with the night shift. Anyone who has done shift work before knows the drudgery involved, especially in a Brigade… Continue Reading

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Memorial Days

By Chris Pace

In LEO/Mil

November 25, 2011

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Chris Pace spends three tough days traveling from Arlington National Cemetery to Ground Zero to raise funds for the Disposable Heroes Project.

On the evening of Sept. 9, 2011, I began a journey that would test not only my physical limitations but also my mental limitations.

The Journey of Freedom was a 250-mile solo endeavor from Arlington National Cemetery to New York City and consisted of a 150-mile bike ride followed… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil

November 11, 2011

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Lon Wagner visits the VA Medical Center in Hampton, Va., to discover what it means to be a veteran.

It’s pretty much any day at the VA Medical Center in Hampton, Va.—and every last parking spot outside of the main hospital is filled. Drivers circle, cars idle, waiting for someone to back out.

Wars or conflicts or “operations” have been steady over the past seven or eight decades. Here… Continue Reading

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