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CrossFit Radio Episode 252

By Justin Judkins

In Audio, Classic, CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Radio

November 28, 2012

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On Episode 252 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed inspiring athlete and CrossFit success story Holly Rose. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

The Words of Wisdom are from Coach Greg Glassman. In his CrossFit Journal article Virtuosity, CrossFit’s founder explained how mastery of fundamentals should be the focus of all CrossFit programming… Continue Reading

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For Team U.S.A., defeating Team Europe at last month’s CrossFit Invitational wasn’t the only challenge. While in Malibu, Calif., team members were subject to metabolic analysis by Pepperdine University during a rowing Helen.

The athletes wore masks covering the nose and mouth, as well as gadgets to track various markers.

“What we look at is the volume of oxygen inspired and the volume of carbon dioxide expired, and it basically tells us how you’re… Continue Reading

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The Stages of Injury

By Robert Castillo

In Medical/Injuries

November 05, 2012

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Robert Castillo believes you can recover faster by moving past denial and anger to truly work on rehabbing an injury.

While sitting here and contemplating another sports-related injury, I started to look back on all the previous insults to my body. Some were short term, some were chronic and nagging, and some were more serious and required longer term treatment, time off and recovery. Knock on wood: I… Continue Reading

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My CrossFit Journey

By Christina Maragh

In Athletes, Medical/Injuries

October 31, 2012

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With titanium rods in her back, Christina Maragh struggles through workouts and finds an athlete on the other side.

Why do I CrossFit? What keeps me going back for more?

Before I answer that, I would like to share a little more about my story and why every WOD I finish is a huge deal to me.

I suffer from chronic and often debilitating pain in my back, shoulders… Continue Reading

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Fight For Mike

By Various

In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

October 26, 2012

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In October 2011, Mike Hart won the Mid-Atlantic Hopper competition’s masters division at CrossFit BWI in Maryland. A year later, he’s using a walker and has difficulty speaking because of an unidentified neuro-degenerative disease.

“The doctors haven’t been able to identify what it is,” explains his brother, Joe. “He’s going through treatment after treatment after treatment.”

So at Hart’s box, CrossFit Oldtown in Alexandria, Va., members created Fight… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Medical/Injuries, Reference

October 19, 2012

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It’s a good idea to know how to clean up a blood spill in the box.

CrossFitters know the sting of an occasional hand tear or bloody shin from a poorly pulled snatch or mistimed box jump, and sometimes minor cuts and scrapes from outside the gym open up during a workout.

Spills should be cleaned up immediately, and by planning ahead, educating trainers, and having the right equipment and supplies ready, clean-up will… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

September 24, 2012

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If there’s one word that describes Bob Brown, it’s “competitive.”

But in 2004, a motorcycle accident changed that for a while.

“Went into a coma and woke up two weeks later and my leg was gone,” Brown explains.

What followed was depression.

“I didn’t cope—that was the problem. Dealing with the physical loss of a leg is remarkably easier than dealing with the mental loss of a leg,” he explains. “The first… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

September 15, 2012

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At 19 years old, Nick Zavoda was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. The symptoms: pain, swelling or stiffness in one or more joints, and joints that are red and warm to the touch.

While in paramedic school years later, he met Shannon Hildebrand, co-owner of CrossFit Sonora in California.

“She’s like, ‘Ya know, you should try this new workout. It’s really good for you. I think it’ll help with your joint… Continue Reading

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