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In LEO/Mil, Sports Applications

October 30, 2011

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Kasper Hansen, a member of the Danish armed forces, rekindles his love of training and sport through CrossFit.

I stumbled upon CrossFit in fall 2009. Two of my friends started working out in one of Denmark’s first CrossFit gyms, Butcher’s Lab in Copenhagen, and they took me there a couple of times when I was in town. I had long been in search of new inspiration for my training to… Continue Reading

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31 Heroes, 1 WOD

By Julie Kelly

In LEO/Mil

October 21, 2011

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Julie Kelly reflects on the 31 Heroes WOD performed on the flight deck of the USS Midway in San Diego.

Sept. 3, 2011: Just another September day to many, but to those of us in the San Diego CrossFit community, it was much more than that. It was a day to remember the 31 heroes whose NATO helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan’s eastern Wardak Province on Aug. 6, 2011.

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From Iraq to Kilimanjaro

By Emily Beers

In LEO/Mil

September 14, 2011

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An IED survivor suffers through an amputation and PTSD. Now CrossFit is his therapy. Emily Beers reports.

The first successful climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, was in 1889.

It took climbers six weeks to arrive at the top. Today, most can reach the summit in five or six days.

Trekkers can buy beer at some of the mountain camps along the way. Once, someone climbed Kilimanjaro dressed as a rhinoceros.

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Staying in the Fight

By Mark Divine

In LEO/Mil, Rest Day/Theory

September 12, 2011

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Former SEAL Mark Divine shares the secrets of true mental toughness.

What separates survivors from quitters in extreme challenges? When you look at the tactics used by successful SEALs, SEALFIT graduates, ultra-endurance athletes and survivors of natural disasters, they are surprisingly similar.

In the case of BUD/s selection or SEALFIT Kokoro Camp, quitting means you get a blanket and a cup of coffee. However, you must… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 188

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Competition, CrossFit, LEO/Mil, Radio

September 07, 2011

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On Episode 188 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Michael Osuna, who owns I Am CrossFit in Miami, Florida. Justin also interviewed Michael Allred, who is in Kandahar, Afghanistan, preparing for the Afghan Games that will take place Sept. 10 and 11. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

2:35 Michael Osuna owns I Am CrossFit and is involved in three other… Continue Reading

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Why We Fight: FGB6

By Lon Wagner

In LEO/Mil

September 06, 2011

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Lon Wagner explains what the Sept. 17 Fight Gone Bad fundraiser means to the families of fallen spec-ops soldiers.

Lt. Col. Craig Robinson died when his daughter Courtney was 11. Her mother suddenly became a widow responsible for raising two daughters by herself and sweated all the details of bringing up the girls alone. And there was one huge financial hurdle that she worried about, too—figuring out how to send two girls… Continue Reading

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Adopting CrossFit for Police Training

By Scott McGee and LeAnn Alfonzo

In CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

September 02, 2011

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At the first annual CrossFit Law Enforcement Summit, officers share their CrossFit success stories. One of them is Santa Monica Police Department SWAT officer Scott McGee, who has helped his department adopt CrossFit. In Part 1, he critiques the classic long, slow method of police training and shows how he integrated CrossFit into their program.

“We snuck in a CrossFit workout without them knowing. So it helped us break the monotony of our long… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 185

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, LEO/Mil, Radio

August 17, 2011

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On Episode 185 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFitting amputee Ben Lunak and Cheryl Brost, who recently placed seventh at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.

4:40 Ben Lunak had part of his leg amputated as a result of injuries sustained from an IED while serving as a U.S. Marine in Iraq. Ben told the story of the incident and… Continue Reading

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