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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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Expert Report?

By Staff

In Medical/Injuries, Nutrition

February 24, 2016

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The very best of Richard A. Kahn, author of a 60-page report supporting the American Beverage Association’s lawsuit against San Francisco.

On Jan. 12, Richard A. Kahn gave a 60-page expert report as part of the American Beverage Association (ABA) lawsuit seeking to strike down a City of San Francisco ordinance that requires ads for sugar-sweetened beverages to include health-warning language.

Kahn is the former chief scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association. He… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, Medical/Injuries

February 20, 2016

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Doctor explains how 48-year-old Pete Katz used diet and CrossFit to stop taking medications for diabetes, high blood pressure and anxiety.

Days before Pete Katz’s visits to his primary-care physician, he would go on a diet. It was his vain attempt to nudge his health markers in the right direction. But the short-lived change had little effect on an increasingly grim reality.

“Pete was in a common situation for many patients in that his weight… Continue Reading

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After struggling with her health for years—surviving cancer and developing Type 2 diabetes—Patti Goldenson decided to turn her life around. Since joining CrossFit South Bay in Torrance, California, she’s lost 135 lb. and no longer needs to take diabetes medication.

Goldenson’s journey began after she broke her back at work. While she was in recovery, her physical therapist, Ron Satow, invited her to a contest at his gym. He was surprised when… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Rest Day/Theory

January 31, 2016

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Exercise is not medicine, and suggestions to the contrary do nothing to help fitness trainers improve the health of their clients.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

This popular saying portrays certain activities as having the ability to improve health. Most people accord a notion of truth to the adage, but would anyone suggest a farmer or retailer could be held out as an exemplar of a health or medical profession? Probably not.

Yet this is exactly… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

January 23, 2016

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In this video, Rommel Cinco describes his personal journey with CrossFit, and Madeline and Jimi Letchford share what he means to the community at Cinco CrossFit in Ladero Ranch, California.

Cinco was the first member to join the Letchfords at their new box. He recalls coming in for the first time and seeing “guys going up and down the rope like spiders.”

He almost walked out but instead started coming every day. Now he’s the “spirit of… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

December 26, 2015

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The 2015 Working Wounded Games were held Nov. 7-8 at CrossFit Lorton in Lorton, Virginia. An annual fitness competition, the event brings together wounded veterans, permanently injured people and adaptive athletes. This year, 63 competitors from the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil came to CrossFit Lorton to test their mettle.

Amanda Kloo, an athlete from CrossFit 77, has cerebral palsy and competed for the first time this year.

“I started all this because I wanted to learn… Continue Reading

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