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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.

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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 CrossFit.com 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 CrossFit.com.

“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 videographer… 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 her… 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:

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In Athletes, Media, Videos

July 06, 2011

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CrossFitter John Post is a teammate of Eric Bach on the ABC series Expedition Impossible. He and his sister Stephanie share their story and that of his team.

Post says he grew his trademark mustache as a fundraiser for Movember, an event held every November to raise awareness for men’s health. At the time, he was living in Australia, which gives rise to the team name “The Modern Gypsies,” chosen for its members… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Media, Videos

June 23, 2011

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“I’ve always kind of pushed the boundaries, you know, with adventure, with travel, with working out—whatever it may be,” says Eric Bach, a CrossFitter and competitor on the upcoming television show Expedition Impossible. His team, The Gypsies, was one of 13 three-person teams in an “Indiana Jones-style race across Morocco.” He says it was demanding, both physically and mentally.

“It’s just like everything we’ve been training for our entire lives,” he… Continue Reading

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