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Working Wounded Games

By Mike Koslap

In HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

November 05, 2014

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Adaptive athletes travel from all around the globe to CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Virginia, to participate in the Working Wounded Games, a competition that levels the playing field for severely wounded veterans and permanently injured civilians.

David “Chef” Wallach, founder of CrossFit Rubicon, says the event provides a competitive outlet for athletes who may otherwise not have the opportunity to compete.

“It’s the richest, most dedicated group of people… Continue Reading

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Injury and Opportunity

By Bill Starr

In Medical/Injuries, Olympic Lifts, Powerlifting

September 17, 2014

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Smart athletes look at injuries as a chance to put in some extra work on the healthy parts of the body.

Anyone who trains seriously for any length of time is going to sustain an injury. This is simply a law of nature and no one, as of yet, has found a way to avoid it.

Even those who do fitness routines and use light weight for higher reps still get dings somewhere along the way. Then there are those… Continue Reading

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Make Your Own Luck

By Hilary Achauer

In Affiliation, Medical/Injuries

September 14, 2014

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Three cups of coffee, six hours of coaching, four hours on the computer and one-life changing encounter: a day in the life of affiliate owner Mark Lin.

Mark Lin was not happy to be in AutoZone.

“After the DMV and a country-music concert, AutoZone is my least-favorite place,” Lin said. He just wanted to get into the parts store, buy the battery for his mini-motorcycle—which he uses to chase the members of his gym when… Continue Reading

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Building Burgess: Part 6

By Jeremy Podlog

In Coaching, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

September 02, 2014

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British Army veteran Mike Burgess dedicated himself to becoming fit. The 42-year-old lives with post-traumatic stress disorder but says he doesn’t let it define who he is. Drawn to CrossFit by its connection to the military, Burgess was intrigued when he saw the results CrossFit produces. In this six-part series, follow the trials and triumphs that go along with “Building Burgess.”

In Part 6, Burgess goes to the snowy slopes of Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

August 16, 2014

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On July 4, Matt Chan had a serious accident but lived to lift again.

While on a mountain-bike ride with his wife, Cherie, in Boulder, Colorado, Matt fell and landed on his handlebars, resulting in an emergency flight and surgery to repair injuries to several arteries and veins.

“Mountain biking at high speeds, down rocky descents, with full pads and everything like that is scary looking,” Matt says. “That is not what I was doing.”

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Building Burgess: Part 5

By Jeremy Podlog

In Coaching, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

August 09, 2014

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British Army veteran Mike Burgess dedicated himself to becoming fit. The 42-year-old lives with post-traumatic stress disorder but says he doesn’t let it define who he is. Drawn to CrossFit by its connection to the military, Burgess was intrigued when he saw the results CrossFit produces. In this six-part series, follow the trials and triumphs that go along with “Building Burgess.”

In Part 5, it’s snowing as Burgess drives to the dog park… Continue Reading

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Building Burgess: Part 4

By Jeremy Podlog and Kyle Kleefeld

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British Army veteran Mike Burgess dedicated himself to becoming fit. The 42-year-old lives with post-traumatic stress disorder but says he doesn’t let it define who he is. Drawn to CrossFit by its connection to the military, Burgess was intrigued when he saw the results CrossFit produces. In this six-part series, follow the trials and triumphs that go along with “Building Burgess.”

In Part 4, we find Burgess in his home, tired after a restless night of… Continue Reading

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Building Burgess: Part 3

By Jeremy Podlog

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

July 24, 2014

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British Army veteran Mike Burgess dedicated himself to becoming fit. The 42-year-old lives with post-traumatic stress disorder but says he doesn’t let it define who he is. Drawn to CrossFit by its connection to the military, Burgess was intrigued when he saw the results CrossFit produces. In this six-part series, follow the trials and triumphs that go along with “Building Burgess.”

In part 3, Burgess is at the Alberta and Northwest Territories Command Service… Continue Reading

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