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Dealing With Diabetes

By Mike Hoge

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Mike Hoge of Comal CrossFit missed Regionals in 2012 but figured it was because the competition was getting better and better.

When he started losing weight, performing poorly at the gym, waking up with a dry mouth and urinating frequently, Hoge used the Internet to come up with a self-diagnosis of diabetes. Turns out he was right on, and he was hospitalized shortly after that.

“I remember just putting my head in… Continue Reading

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Fight or Flight

By Various

In Athletes, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

June 01, 2013

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Drew Canavero often fell prey to binary thinking: it was black or white, he loved it or hated it, and he was either fully committed or completely disengaged.

“Living with bipolar is a frustratingly (irritating) process. Progress is usually slow and tenuous—one step forward, a half step back. And there are times when I have the inescapable feeling that my life is in free fall. And I often choose to hasten my collision with the bottom by… Continue Reading

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As a child, Annie Thorisdottir took ballet. It didn’t stick for long, though. Like her cousins, she wanted to try gymnastics. She made it to Iceland’s national team but quit to focus on high-school studies.

“Going from training 24 hours a week into training not at all didn’t really work out for me,” the 23-year-old two-time CrossFit Games champion says with her quintessential smile.

So she started ballet again, and dance. That, too… Continue Reading

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“I Just Want to Be Active”

By Kim O’Reilly

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

May 11, 2013

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Kim O’Reilly’s body is 53, but her kidney and pancreas are much younger. They belonged to her son, who donated them to her.

Her failing organs were a result of Type 1 diabetes, with which she was diagnosed at the age of 5. She reluctantly agreed to the kidney transplant in 2001, a couple of years after her daughter died following a similar procedure. Her son was 18 at the time.

“We both woke up from the OR with a… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

March 23, 2013

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At 17, Jacqui Pierce was taking a joyride on a moped. As she rounded a curb, she lost control and hit a tree.

“The impact was so hard that my face detached from my skull,” says Pierce, now 26. “I broke every bone in my face. They couldn’t find eye sockets. My eye sockets had powdered.”

On Pierce’s 11th day in the hospital, her father made the decision to stop life support. Three days later, Jacqui came out of her coma. Today… Continue Reading

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A Father-Son Story

By Tom, Shawn and Kathy Butler

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

March 11, 2013

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It’s just before 10 o’clock in the morning. In the past, Tom Butler could be found sitting at home, watching TV and eating pancakes. On this day, he’s at CrossFit Five Star.

“Instead, I get to run in 19-degree weather. God, this is so much fun,” the 55-year-old says with a smile.

About a year ago, Butler was up to 280 lb. He was wearing size-42 pants and XXL clothing. He had consistent knee problems after years of playing… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 266

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 266 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit success story Nicki Garcia and CrossFit Games competitor and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Katie Hogan. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

4:41 When she was younger, Nicki Garcia was active in dance and a variety of sports. That ended 13 years ago when she suffered a traumatic injury in a car accident… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 264

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 264 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit success story Irene Mejia and CrossFit Inferno owner Bill Grundler. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.

5:40 Irene Mejia has been overweight her entire life and tried everything she could to lose weight. Once she was diagnosed with diabetes, she knew she had to shed pounds to be healthy. She lost about 35… Continue Reading

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