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In Editorial, Medical/Injuries, Nutrition

June 13, 2016

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“I believe me getting in better shape, me losing, you know, that extra weight I needed to lose, I think ... that’s one of the areas that never gets the attention it needs to.”

Hip-hop artist Rick Ross said that in 2014 in the CrossFit Journal video “RossFit.”

And he’s right: His dramatic weight loss and improved health and fitness haven’t gotten the attention they deserve.

Ross stands in contrast to hip-hop DJ and TV personality André… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Medical/Injuries

May 19, 2016

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Theresa Couture uses CrossFit to rebuild her body after suffering a stroke.

Theresa Couture fell out of her wheelchair in her kitchen, sending the chair flying across the room. As she lay there, home alone, she knew she didn’t have the strength to drag herself to the chair and get back in it.

“That was the final straw for me,” said Couture, who has mitochondrial disease (mito), which manifests itself through dysautonomia, strokes… Continue Reading

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Jackie and Justin Roth use fitness and healthy eating to improve quality of life and reduce disease symptoms, but the discipline and community they found at Mountain Loop CrossFit changed their lives in unexpected ways.

Jackie Roth was doing her best to prove gym owner Mitch Roehl wrong. In January 2015, she joined Roehl’s Mountain Loop CrossFit in Lake Stevens, Washington, and started working out twice a week. She continued to… Continue Reading

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Far too many retirees avoid exercise and doom themselves to decrepitude and loss of independence during the Golden Years.

For most of us who were born before NASA, color TV, McDonald’s, Walmart, Disneyland, Bannister’s four-minute mile and the polio vaccine, we have an emerging problem: We decide not to go to the gym. We are making this choice far too often, and it has a direct effect on how… Continue Reading

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Prediabetes: Your Final Warning

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Medical/Injuries

April 20, 2016

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Physicians explain what “prediabetes” is and what the diagnosis means for your health.

The word “prediabetes” makes Dr. Donna Polk’s patients pay attention.

She can tell them about their risk of a heart attack, a stroke—“they don’t care,” she said.

“But when I say ‘prediabetic,’ they say, ‘What? I don’t want to be diabetic,’” explained Polk, medical director for cardiac rehab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

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In Affiliation, Legal, Medical/Injuries

April 08, 2016

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CrossFit RRG helps John McPherson and P3 CrossFit set precedent by fighting off rhabdomyolysis lawsuit.

In September 2011, Adam Gottlieb walked into P3 CrossFit, John McPherson’s affiliate in Houston, Texas. Under the supervision of one of P3’s trainers, Gottlieb performed a free introductory workout that consisted of a 500-m row, 40 air squats, 30 sit-ups, 20 push-ups and 10 pull-ups. Gottlieb became nauseated during the… Continue Reading

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In Medical/Injuries

March 15, 2016

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Russell Berger attends Exercise Is Medicine credential workshop and discovers gaping holes in methodology.

There are two distinct fronts in the war between CrossFit and chronic disease. The first—and most important—is the battle being waged every day in our affiliates across the world. While CrossFit trainers aren’t selling a cure for chronic disease, increased work capacity appears to be diametrically opposite to metabolic… Continue Reading

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Badass Bitch: “CrossFit Has Saved My Life”

By Ashley Mitchell and Jeremy Mitchell

In Athletes, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

March 01, 2016

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Video by Ashley Mitchell and Jeremy Mitchell.

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At Kshanti CrossFit in Virginia, Andrea West is best known as “Babs”—Badass Bitch. She’s a hard-working athlete who has a rare disease called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, which raises risks for lung and liver diseases. After she finishes the workout, she cheers on fellow athletes, then she might reach for her inhaler. Once a… Continue Reading

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