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My CrossFit Journey

By Christina Maragh

In Athletes, Medical/Injuries

October 31, 2012

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With titanium rods in her back, Christina Maragh struggles through workouts and finds an athlete on the other side.

Why do I CrossFit? What keeps me going back for more?

Before I answer that, I would like to share a little more about my story and why every WOD I finish is a huge deal to me.

I suffer from chronic and often debilitating pain in my back, shoulders… Continue Reading

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Fight For Mike

By Various

In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

October 26, 2012

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In October 2011, Mike Hart won the Mid-Atlantic Hopper competition’s masters division at CrossFit BWI in Maryland. A year later, he’s using a walker and has difficulty speaking because of an unidentified neuro-degenerative disease.

“The doctors haven’t been able to identify what it is,” explains his brother, Joe. “He’s going through treatment after treatment after treatment.”

So at Hart’s box, CrossFit Oldtown in Alexandria, Va., members created Fight… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Medical/Injuries, Reference

October 19, 2012

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It’s a good idea to know how to clean up a blood spill in the box.

CrossFitters know the sting of an occasional hand tear or bloody shin from a poorly pulled snatch or mistimed box jump, and sometimes minor cuts and scrapes from outside the gym open up during a workout.

Spills should be cleaned up immediately, and by planning ahead, educating trainers, and having the right equipment and supplies ready, clean-up will… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

September 24, 2012

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If there’s one word that describes Bob Brown, it’s “competitive.”

But in 2004, a motorcycle accident changed that for a while.

“Went into a coma and woke up two weeks later and my leg was gone,” Brown explains.

What followed was depression.

“I didn’t cope—that was the problem. Dealing with the physical loss of a leg is remarkably easier than dealing with the mental loss of a leg,” he explains. “The first day you get out of bed and you… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

September 15, 2012

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At 19 years old, Nick Zavoda was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. The symptoms: pain, swelling or stiffness in one or more joints, and joints that are red and warm to the touch.

While in paramedic school years later, he met Shannon Hildebrand, co-owner of CrossFit Sonora in California.

“She’s like, ‘Ya know, you should try this new workout. It’s really good for you. I think it’ll help with your joint problems,’” Zavoda recalls. “I was… Continue Reading

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CrossFit is based on measurable, observable and repeatable results, and extensive data support the safety, efficacy and efficiency of the CrossFit method. Criticisms of the program, however, are seldom based on data or valid science.

An Answer, by CrossFit Chief Scientist Dr. J.A. Glassman, presents a thorough, evidence-based response to the unsubstantiated claims made in the Consensus Paper by the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) and the American… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

August 27, 2012

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At 17, Kyle Bryant was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia. The rare inherited disease causes nervous-system damage and movement problems. Bryant has symptoms of scoliosis and diabetes, and he experiences vision impairment, hearing loss and life-shortening heart complications. There is no cure for Friedreich’s ataxia.

Nonetheless, 30-year-old Bryant comes to CrossFit King of Prussia in Bridgeport, Pa., twice a week.

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Adaptive Assets

By Various

In HD Videos, LEO/Mil, Medical/Injuries

August 19, 2012

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CrossFit has always had a strong connection to the military and law-enforcement communities, and wounded warriors occupy a special place of honor in the CrossFit world.

Around the world, and in the United States in particular, affiliates work with wounded warriors to help them overcome their injuries, get fitter and improve their quality of life. Up to now, most of those efforts have been independent, but the website Real World Six aims… Continue Reading

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