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September 27, 2010

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When breast cancer struck her best friend at only age 26, Zionna Munoz realized many women cannot afford to get regular mammograms. She saw an opportunity to help these women through the supportive CrossFit community.

Munoz began Barbells for Boobs to organize the Amazing Grace fundraiser. Proceeds are donated to Mammograms in Action, a non-profit breast-cancer organization of which Munoz is founder and president. What started as an idea… Continue Reading

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Lifting to Save a Pair

By Robert Wilson

In Medical/Injuries, Special Populations

September 27, 2010

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Zionna Munoz has started a new program to support the fight against breast cancer. Robert Wilson explains how Amazing Grace—Barbells for Boobs got its start.

The CrossFit community is no stranger to fundraisers. And CrossFitters are no strangers to going against the grain, even if that means putting themselves on the line.

So much of CrossFit training embraces the ideals of focus, concentration and working through those toughest of moments… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 136

By Justin Judkins

In Olympic Lifts, Radio, Special Populations

September 08, 2010

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On Episode 136 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Scott Zagarino of Sportsgrants Foundation and Mike Burgener, CrossFit’s subject-matter expert for Olympic weightlifting. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.

3:45 Scott Zagarino is the founder of the Fight Gone Bad fundraiser events. He came on the show to talk about the Fight Gone Bad 5 event that’s scheduled for Sept. 25… Continue Reading

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Look, Ma: No Bands!

By Monik Lopez-Calleja

In Athletes, Special Populations

September 07, 2010

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Through her RX Girls: Miami blog, Monik Lopez-Calleja is starting a global community of strong women who believe in themselves.

The first time I stepped foot into a CrossFit box was for the grand opening of CrossFit Kingdom. That workout killed me, but it also did something else: it showed me that I could have fun working out. My husband and I signed up that day and… Continue Reading

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Truly Special Populations

By Josh MacDonald

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Josh MacDonald uses a host of methods to help children move better, and he’s finding CrossFit is a great tool for a pediatric occupational therapist.

As a pediatric occupational therapist, I work with children with a wide variety of diagnoses, including autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and developmental delay. While each diagnosis is unique, many share some common characteristics. Many of these children have movement… Continue Reading

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Working out for Two

By Lauren Joseph

In Special Populations

August 13, 2010

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Lauren Joseph CrossFits throughout her pregnancy and is back on the C2 only a week after giving birth to a healthy baby girl.

I had been CrossFitting for just shy of a year and when I found out I was pregnant, I knew a lot of research had to be done. I began by searching through the popular CrossFit Mom website and reading anything I could on the topic of “being… Continue Reading

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Facebook or Fitness?

By Peter Jordan

In Kids, Special Populations

July 11, 2010

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Saratoga High School replaced standard P.E. with CrossFit, and while all kids might not like putting in the effort, most report that they’re seeing great results.

Saratoga High School in Saratoga, Calif., is the home of CrossFit Sawmill. We are, as far as we know, the only comprehensive public high school that not only offers CrossFit classes to our students but also offers no alternative. All our physical fitness… Continue Reading

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Training Silvers

By Joey Powell

In Coaching, Special Populations

May 28, 2010

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Senior athletes require a special approach, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t CrossFit. Joey Powell offers tips on how to help your senior athletes achieve health and fitness.

Working with seniors has taught me a lot, but most of all it’s taught me that we must embrace the lessons they can share first and then patiently return the favor.

After working with many “silvers,” I think it’s productive to… Continue Reading

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