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In Kids, Medical/Injuries

March 26, 2012

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Many overuse injuries are preventable. Janet Kowalchick explains how CrossFit Kids can help keep young athletes healthy and on the field.

If you were to take a straight pin and poke the pad of your finger lightly one or two times, it would have almost no effect. If you were to poke your finger lightly 10,000 times at a high frequency, the dermis would begin to break down, nerve endings would then be affected, and pain and bleeding… Continue Reading

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“Cancer Is My Bitch”

By Brian Watts

In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Videos

March 24, 2012

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Brian Watts originally thought CrossFit was a piece of swimwear. That changed, of course, and now he’s the manager of CrossFit New Haven.

Watts is also a cancer survivor who jumps at any chance to fight the disease. Starting in 2002, Watts started feeling unwell, and after going through the medical process, he was told he had Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After getting through treatment and beating cancer in 2006, Watts found… Continue Reading

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After the Gunfire

By Pat Sherwood and Rohan Jones

In HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

March 01, 2012

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Rohan Jones came to Canada from Jamaica as an angry young man. That got him into trouble when an argument in a bar went bad. He was stabbed twice and shot nine times.

Pat Sherwood met Jones at a Level 1 Trainer Course in Canada and sat down to hear his story.

After the attack, most of Jones’ lower body was affected by the wounds, and he faced a long road back to recovery.

“I was just a… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Videos

February 21, 2012

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Clad in a sequined beret, a spaghetti-strap tank top, compression shorts and a pink boa, one member of CrossFit New Haven says you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously.

During the box’s October Barbells for Boobs event, the bearded man decided to “dress it up, booty short it up” all in pink.

“Too many competitions, too much seriousness—gotta bring it back to basics,” he says with a smile.

More than 100 people last year registered for the affiliate’s two-hour event… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Videos

February 05, 2012

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Kevin Miller was 325 lb. when he found CrossFit through a chance encounter in a bar. Once he started, he was gung-ho, working out five times a week and wholeheartedly adopting the Paleo Diet. It was that attitude, arguably, that got him into trouble.

During a CrossFit Total, Miller had an accident that threatened to leave him without the use of his legs.

In Part 1, Miller and CrossFit New Haven trainers Eric and Carla O’Brien… Continue Reading

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Moving Beyond Muscle

By Kevin J. Kula

In Medical/Injuries, Mobility

January 25, 2012

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Kevin J. Kula asks why CrossFitters use muscle-based soft-tissue therapies. For chronic problems, he says fascially based therapies are the solution.

CrossFitters demand more from their exercise program than the average gym rat schooled in the outdated exercise science of the biceps and leg curls. Why, then, do we have exercise standards consisting of high-level gymnastics movements and Olympic weightlifting while relying on outdated muscle-based therapies like trigger-point therapy and… Continue Reading

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Anybody Can Do Anything

By Maddy Thomas

In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Videos

January 13, 2012

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CrossFit has been a part of the curriculum at Saratoga High School for two years, and the program is revolutionizing the way kids see “phys. ed.”

Teachers Peter Jordan and Richard Ellis talk about the school affiliate, CrossFit Sawmill, as well as how they adapt the program for Maddy Thomas, a sophomore with cerebral palsy.

“She comes in here and does everything that anybody else does,” Jordan says. “I find it inspiring … and… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Videos

December 21, 2011

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Find out how CrossFitter Chad Hamilton fought testicular cancer and is making his recovery. As he underwent chemotherapy, he continued CrossFitting as much as he could and even participated in the fundraiser Barbells for Boobs. Now he’s cancer-free and rebuilding his CrossFit abilities.

Hamilton says his attention to his own health has benefited his recovery.

“It could have been a lot worse if I didn’t treat my body as well as… Continue Reading

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