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In CrossFit, Media

January 19, 2016

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Photos have been a big part of CrossFit since they started appearing on in 2003. Lenses have captured millions of amazing moments that define our program and community—from instructional images that showcase the subtle nuances of technique to photographs that document the raw emotion of a group of friends as they strive to become fitter.

In 2016, we want you to send your best images to the CrossFit Journal. Tell us a… Continue Reading

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Sweet Lies

By Hilary Achauer

In Nutrition, Media

November 28, 2015

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New documentary “Sugar Coated” reveals a secret PR campaign and its disastrous impact on health.

We weren’t always so unhealthy.

Until 1980, approximately 12-14 percent of Americans were obese, but by the end of that decade the number had about doubled, reaching 22-25 percent. Similarly, diabetes rates tripled over the last 30 years to produce 347 million worldwide cases. Obesity has become an epidemic, affecting children, putting a strain on our health-care system and introducing… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Media

January 14, 2015

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With basic technical skills and some practice, affiliates can create great images that showcase their businesses.

One of the most humbling aspects of CrossFit is how it exposes weaknesses—and not just in the realm of fitness.

Each CrossFit gym has a website that requires a modest degree of skill with words, videos and pictures, and these sites can showcase the strengths and weaknesses of those who manage them.

Even if you have the… Continue Reading

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In Media, Rest Day/Theory

January 12, 2015

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Peer review is held up as the gold standard of legitimacy in academic publishing, but Lon Kilgore says the system has inherent flaws and isn’t as foolproof as journals would have you believe.

As any reader of and The Russells blog can attest, exercise-science journals seem to be suffering from compromised systems of publication and ethics.

As scientists, clinicians and practitioners rely on the information contained within journals to provide factual basis… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Media

July 11, 2013

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Dave Leys started doing CrossFit in 1999. In the years that followed, his best Fran time of 2:50 was among the best in the world. Leys was also featured in many of the very first videos to appear on

“He’s one of the fuckin’ OGs of CrossFit and just like crushin’ it back in the day,” says Dave Castro, Director of the CrossFit Games. “No one could keep up with him back in the day.”

Today, Leys, also known as “DMFL,” is a… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Media, Medical/Injuries

February 18, 2013

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After a motorcycle accident involving another motorcycle, Jennifer Lazo was left with a compound fracture of her tibia, which was missing two inches, and a fibula that was cracked in half.

“After the initial surgery from the trauma team … the initial prognosis was one of two options,” recounts her husband, Vidal. The couple owns CrossFit Kingdom in Miami. The first option was simply that Jennifer’s left leg would be two inches shorter than… Continue Reading

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A Conversation With Dave Castro and Sevan Matossian

By Dave Castro and Sevan Matossian

In CrossFit, Media, Videos

December 13, 2011

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At the 2011 Affiliate Gathering in Big Sky, Mont., HQ Director of Training Dave Castro sat down with Sevan Matossian to find out more about the CrossFit HQ filmmaker.

Castro asked Matossian how he gets his subjects to leave their comfort zone.

“I make people feel comfortable. That allows me to ask uncomfortable questions,” Matossian said. “I thrive on sort of questions that I’m uncomfortable asking.”

Matossian described how he is one of CrossFit’s biggest fans.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 200

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Media, Radio

November 30, 2011

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On Episode 200 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Kryptonite owner Scott DeTore, who was also 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games champion for the Masters 45-49 Division. Justin also interviewed the CrossFit Journal’s Managing Editor, Mike Warkentin. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from Carport CrossFit:

Three rounds for rounds and… Continue Reading

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