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December 19, 2011

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Rick Reifenberg’s life was perfect. Then cancer struck. He says physical and mental fortitude helped him survive.

In August 2010, everything in my life seemed to be going great. Life was good. So good, it was frighteningly close to perfect. I had just celebrated my 20th wedding anniversary, and my wife and I were raising our 10-year-old daughter together and sharing the joys and challenges of being parents. Professionally, I… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

December 07, 2011

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On Aug. 4, Zach Miller of CrossFit Pittsburgh was in a car accident, and he remains comatose. His friends share his story.

Miller and a group of his friends started Panther CrossFit, a student-run organization at the University of Pittsburgh. As the first president and a dedicated member, he made an impact on the students as he introduced them to CrossFit.

Dave Lorenzo, president of Panther CrossFit, retells one of his first experiences with Miller… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Videos

November 23, 2011

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Dylan, a CrossFitter at CrossFit Flagstaff, has cerebral palsy, which makes the right side of his body weaker than his left. On the advice of his doctor, he began CrossFitting to help even out his strength.

Dylan shows the equipment he uses to compensate for his uneven grip strength. At first, Dylan says he used a kettlebell for deadlifting, but then he progressed to the barbell with the help of weightlifting straps. Then CrossFit Flagstaff co-owner… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Videos

November 05, 2011

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Skip Chapman is the owner of JSA CrossFit in Point Pleasant, N.J. He shares how CrossFit has changed his life.

As a martial artist, Chapman sustained a shoulder injury in 2004 that led him to find CrossFit as a strength-and-conditioning program to bring back his shoulder mobility.

“After the surgery, basically they told me I’d never be able to lift any kind of weight maybe more than 5 lb., never really push… Continue Reading

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“I WOD for Ted Hoyt”

By Jack Goodson

In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries

November 04, 2011

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After one of its members is diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, CrossFit Mission Gorge shows what it means to be part of the CrossFit community. Jack Goodson reports.

Fall 2009.

CrossFit Mission Gorge was not two months old. And times were understandably difficult. The first rent was coming due. And there was no membership base at the San Diego, Calif., box.

Concern gripped co-owners Ian McHugh and Geo Rockwell. It was… Continue Reading

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CrossFitting With Asthma

By Chance Hughs

In Medical/Injuries, Videos

November 02, 2011

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Chance Hughs, co-owner of Predation CrossFit has an athlete named Tim who has battled asthma his entire life. However, since starting CrossFit, Tim has gotten his asthma more under control.

Hughs says that when Tim first came in, he struggled to breathe within five minutes of working out. Now his coach sees a marked difference.

“He breathes hard, but he’s filling his lungs up, so I think it’s doing really well for him, personally,” Hughs says.

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In Basics, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries, Reference

November 01, 2011

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Join Kelly Starrett, owner of San Francisco CrossFit and creator of MobilityWOD, as he teaches coaches and their athletes how to diagnose dysfunction.

In Part 4, Starrett shares his athlete checklist.

“When I look at athletes … this is how I diagnose their movement inefficiency and how I can break down any movement, any sport, any position, anything right away,” he says.

First, he looks for best fit set-up, and if that can’t be achieved, he… Continue Reading

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In Basics, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries, Reference

October 23, 2011

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Join Kelly Starrett, owner of San Francisco CrossFit and creator of MobilityWOD, as he teaches coaches and their athletes how to diagnose dysfunction.

In Part 3, Starrett shares positioning strategy. An organized set-up for good start position leads to a good finish position, and you don’t have to focus on what happens in between, he says.

“Once you’ve lost position or surrendered that position of dominance or that… Continue Reading

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