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What Would Andy Do?

By Emily Beers

In LEO/Mil

August 17, 2011

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Emily Beers tells the story of the man behind the Hero WOD Nutts.

Richard and Jane Nuttall sit at their dining room table in their four-bedroom home in Victoria, B.C.

A year and a half has passed since their son, Andrew Nuttall, was killed in Afghanistan while serving with the Canadian military. He was 30.

Today, pictures of Andrew and military paraphernalia dominate the Nuttall home.

“These are some of Andrew’s medals,” says Richard… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 183

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, LEO/Mil, Radio

August 03, 2011

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On Episode 183 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Chris Pace, who is doing a fundraiser for The Disposable Heroes Project. He also spoke to 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games sixth-place finisher Jenny LaBaw. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011.

7:45 On Sept. 11, Chris Pace will arrive at the World Trade Center site after biking 150 miles and running 100 miles… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil, Videos

August 01, 2011

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“We get a lot of people that run from cars, run from scenes of crimes, things like that, that us as officers, as humans, would never find, but we use the dog’s nose, we use their sight, we use their hearing to try to track these suspects down,” says K-9 officer Steve Henderson. Watch him and his fellow officers in action during a K-9 training session.

Joel Rains, a CrossFit trainer and K-9 trainer, even uses CrossFit… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Athletes, LEO/Mil, Videos

July 23, 2011

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“The thought was, ‘Oh my God, I don’t want to die,” says Jonathan Edwards. “The very next thought was my kids … . I can’t let them grow up without a dad.”

Jonathan Edwards was a police officer before he opened CrossFit North Alpharetta in Georgia. He relates the life-threatening experience that led to his career change.

Edwards describes how CrossFit helped him recover so quickly.

“In CrossFit, you tear down your body during a workout, right… Continue Reading

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We’re Buddies

By Larry Myers Jr.

In LEO/Mil, Videos

July 20, 2011

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The 2011 Iron Dog Challenge champion, CrossFitter Larry Myers Jr., works as a K-9 officer at the Orange County Sherriff’s office in Orange, Va. The challenge is an annual event held by the Danville Police Department and consists of a series of obstacles that officers and their K-9 partners must traverse.

Winning the challenge came as a surprise to Myers.

“People were asking if I was a gazelle and how did I do that—I… Continue Reading

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In this video, CrossFit Endurance coach John McBrien shares endurance programming tips for military athletes—athletes already in the military, athletes in a military school or athletes training to enter service.

McBrien says CrossFit Endurance training for the military begins with CrossFit five to six times per week, with more volume to mimic the increased volume of military training. In addition to CrossFit, McBrien adds CrossFit Endurance to the programming two to three times… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 178

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, LEO/Mil, Radio

June 29, 2011

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On Episode 178 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Auvie Kincer, one of the organizers of the Afghan Games, and Aja Barto, who just won the South Central Regional. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.

2:50 Auvie Kincer just returned from military duty in Afghanistan, and he came on the show to talk about a CrossFit competition that will be held at Kandahar Airfield… Continue Reading

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SEALFIT Part 10

By Various

In CrossFit, LEO/Mil, Videos

June 20, 2011

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Leave your tights, weightlifting shoes and iPods at the door. In this camp, your name doesn’t go on the whiteboard. It goes on your plain white T-shirt.

This is SEALFIT’s Kokoro Camp.

On the line to accept that challenge are CrossFitters including Mikko Salo, Kristan Clever, Rob Orlando, Tommy Hackenbruck, Caity Henniger, Jimi Letchford and Greg Amundson.

In Part 10, the challenge wraps up. The athletes return from the beach and take on… Continue Reading

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